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High BP and protein in urine in pregnancy!!!!!!

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MrsHuxtable Wed 17-Aug-11 17:33:26

I'm really wondering if this pregnancy is doomed. I'm only 15 weeks and have just come through the worst of hyperemesis. This morning I went to the doctors and my blood pressure was a little too high (1st reading 139/96, 2nd reading 146/96). I also had ++ protein inmy urine and because I've had headaches in the last couple of days, the GP is worried now. I need to go back tomorrow and if the results are the same, she said she has to send me into hospital. I have seen the same GP a lot and she never seemed so worried as this morning.

Surely this is too early for pre-eclampsia? What else could it be? I also have only one kidney which makes me even more worried that this could be something really serious, that I can't keep going with this pregnancy for example or that I will suffer lasting kidney damage.

Could this all be a coincidence? Like the BP was high because I have problems with my boss and am very stressed due to that, the protein is due to a small infection and the headache happened just randomly?

If this was already pre-eclampsia now, what would that mean? It's all so scary...

Has anyone else had this???

Larold Wed 17-Aug-11 20:19:36

Oh MrsH I am so sorry, you must be really worried.
I had the same problem at 31 weeks pregnant - v high bp and protein in my urine, I also had flashing lights in my vision -headache. Unfortunately it did turn out to be pre-eclampsia and my baby was born by emergency cs the same afternoon! The 'baby' is now 17 so it all worked out ok in the end.

Hopefully after a rest in hospital your bp will come down and you will be ok.

Good luck and I will be thinking about you tomorrow. I know how scared you must feel. x

GiveMeStrength2day Thu 18-Aug-11 01:11:37

I don't really know anything about anything but here's my experience! I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at around 18 weeks (I hadn't had any symptoms, just a consultant-lead pregnancy due to other things). Basically it meant I had to attend the Day Assessment Unit every few days for BP & urine protein check plus blood tests approximately once a week. I also was put on the monitor (can't remember what it's called blush - CGT? CTG?) to check DD's heart rate. I also had to do several 24 hour urine samples (had to put every single drop of wee into a big bottle over 24 hours). Pregnancy also seriously disagreed with me and whilst I was never sick, I continually felt dreadful (off work from 9 weeks PG to birth!). I think that was just me though and the two weren't linked. I got to 35 weeks and my consultant said given my general unwellness plus the pre-eclampsia they would perform a CS (5 days after appointment). As luck would have it, I had a DAU appt the next day which I decided to keep and they found that DD's heart-rate had dropped so I ended up having an emergency CS that evening. We'll never know if it was what midwives suspected, which was DD was having a good old squeeze of umbilical cord which was giving worrying readings! DD was fine though smile

Anyway, after all that rambling, what I'm saying is that IF you do have pre-eclampsia, better to find out now and you'll be referred to a consultant and then closely monitored. You may be prescribed BP tablets. My friend had undiagnosed P/E and, whilst she went pretty much to term and her DD was fine, DD was tiny tiny as her blood supply via the cord had been compromised.

Hope that helps!

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