Trace Protien

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alexis
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Re: Trace Protien

Postby alexis » Thu Apr 26, 2012 08:40 am

If your baseline was 108 you may dip trace routinely. Ask, but providers are frequently unconcerned about trace protein--I always have it. The dipstick only measures concentration, so if your urine is particularly dilute or concentrated, it will throw off the dip.
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Iheartjulio
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Re: Trace Protien

Postby Iheartjulio » Wed Apr 25, 2012 09:11 pm

No they have not had me do one yet during this pregnancy. They did say that I would do one at 20 weeks but did not mention it last week when I was there
[color=#FF0000]Mom to Isabella born 4/20/2011 delivered via c section due to sever Pre-E at 29 weeks 5 days.
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Re: Trace Protien

Postby tree » Wed Apr 25, 2012 08:50 pm

The dipsticks are not very accurate, but it may be worth asking about. Have you done a 24 hour urine collection/test recently? If you haven't, you might want to ask your doctor when/if they plan to order one. I hope it is nothing to worry about!
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Trace Protien

Postby Iheartjulio » Wed Apr 25, 2012 05:30 pm

So a brief history- my DD was born at 29 weeks and 5 days due to PreE. I am now 22 weeks along again and have been on BP meds since 13 weeks. I am just curious if I should be concerned that my urine showed trace protein at my last appointment ? The nurse never commented on it and I did not see the results till I was home. Do you think I should request a 24 hour urine at my next appointment? I know my baseline before pregnancy was 108 but this was the first time this pregnancy the dipstick has showed protein :(
[color=#FF0000]Mom to Isabella born 4/20/2011 delivered via c section due to sever Pre-E at 29 weeks 5 days.
Starting TTC again[/color]
MC 09/09/2011


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