I did the normal urine test and doctor said I have excess protein in urine and ask me to urine into a bottle for urine culture test. Should I be worried?
Excess protein in urine and accompanied with high blood pressure could mean pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life-threatening condition. Unfortunately, pre-eclampsia may have no noticeable symptoms. Which is why gynaecologist will screen you at every prenatal visit by taking your blood pressure and checking your urine for protein. Pre-eclampsia usually occurs during the third trimester but it can develop at any time in the second half of pregnancy. If left untreated, it can lead to dangerous complications for you and your baby. For more information, it can be found here: http://www.babycenter.com/0_preeclampsia_257.bcRead more
Excess protein in your urine can be a sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney damage, or certain other disorders. You can read about them here : http://www.babycenter.com/0_urine-tests-during-pregnancy_1699.bc If you have protein in your urine but your blood pressure is normal, the doctor is probably sending your urine sample to test for a UTI. Ask your doctor for more information if you're really worried. I really hope it's nothing serious :)Read more
Try drinking lemon water, at least 750ml to a litre per day. For a week or until your next test. See if there's any difference. Lemons, the oil from lemon rinds esp can help with urinary problems, and kidney problems. I've been taking it, but lemon essential oil, three drops in my water bottle. Every day.Read more