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MissTwister Tue 23-Jun-15 19:57:36

When they check urine at MW appointments are they checking for UTIs or just protein and sugars?

I have a slight pain but had a check just a couple of days ago so was wondering if I did have a UTI if it would have been picked up? I did a quick google but it wasn't definitive just saying they tested early on...


purplemurple1 Tue 23-Jun-15 19:59:52

Mine just tested for UTI's at the first check afterwards protiens and sugars only. Although they had confirmed with me I was with the dad still during my book in appointment not sure if that plays a role or the MW was just nosey!

bunny85 Tue 23-Jun-15 20:01:00

I'm 99% sure they do. At least that's what I remember was said on my booking in appointment. However if you have concerns I think it's always better to give your MW a call regardless... Hope your pain is just one of those pregnancy pains!

MissTwister Tue 23-Jun-15 20:04:24

I'm seeing a nurse Friday so will ask then....I have numerous pains of which this is just one!

Wendied Tue 23-Jun-15 20:05:48

They also check for a raised white cell count. I had mine tested last week and got a call from my GP to say my white count was raised which usually indicates I am fighting an infection. Apparently they'd tried to culture it in a lab but nothing has developed. He asked questions about back pain, raised temperature and any difference when I go for a wee. I couldn't report any so he asked me to do another sample for them to check. Just waiting to hear back.

I say all this as if you had a UTI I think it would be picked up.

BlinkAndMiss Tue 23-Jun-15 20:05:51

My midwife used these strips with different colours on them, each little box was testing for a different thing - UTIs were included along with protein, sugars and lots of others. If you tell your midwife or ring the surgery they can arrange for you to put a sample in without an appointment. If you think you may have an infection it's not worth chancing it, UTIs don't always have symptoms when you're pregnant.

applecore0317 Tue 23-Jun-15 20:11:29

My midwife picked up on a UTI three times during my pregnancy, all from the dip test at routine appointments

MissTwister Tue 23-Jun-15 20:32:24

Thanks all - will get them to check a sample on Friday when I go in. Am pretty sure I don't have one but will double check!

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