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why is my dr going to check for protein in my urine when i told him

that i was swelling severly?
how are the two linked?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Jan. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (13)
  • people with toxemia have protein in their urine
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 3:21 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Could be a sign of preeclampsia
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • is toxemia bad? is that the same thing as pre eclampsia?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • yeah toximia sucks, i had it... it is the top killer of preggers (sorry dont freak) they willput you on bed rest (boring!!!) how far are you (weeks) mine got really really bad and i had an emeg. c section at 34 weeks, i am fine, my son is fine, he is 3 now and 100% normal on track brat... i love him!!! anyways, trust your doc, you will be fine! but you might need some treatment for it (meds and bed rest) sorry hun i know how you feel it is scary but super super normal!
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 3:27 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • yes those words mean the same thing... like the old word for it and the new word for it... same thing...
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 3:27 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • i am 35 weeks and 4 days.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • what are the other symptoms of it???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • head aches is one
    navywifemomkoch

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 3:38 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • looks like you got your answer lol they check for protien every time you go in to they just dont make a big deal of it but they are checking every time. its the first sign you might have toximia
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • Toxemia is the old name, it's now referred to as preeclampsia.
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 3:52 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

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