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can you see protein in your urine?

or is it something that has to be tested at the docs?

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Asked by rahrahsmama at 7:49 PM on Mar. 14, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i think cloudy urine can be a sign of protein spilling into your urine.

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 7:52 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Unfortunately, there are usually no signs of protein in the urine. In some cases, proteinuria may cause urine to look foamy, but this is not always true.

    A simple urine test at your doctor’s office can tell if there is protein in your urine.

    Answer by neebug3766 at 7:54 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • yea i get one for my checkup every month and never had any problem but today i was looking and noticed little particles floating (tmi) ... but was just wondering if that's protein or just normal? thnks

    Answer by rahrahsmama at 8:14 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • if its couldy it can be but i had this last week and went in to get tested and it was cause i was dehydrated for being sick with the flu for a weeks if you think thats what it is dont hurt to get check i think its normal thats how i am im 22 weeks and they didnt say anything to me when i was there

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • do you think that you may have preeclampsia? do you have any other symptyoms? this is avery serious condition.

    Answer by KJ_on at 9:17 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Must be tested. Proteins are smaller than you can see in a microscope. They have a test strip they have to put in. The particles can be anything, probably discharge from your vagina.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:43 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • thanks to everyone for your answers... it is not cloudy. i'll just mention it at my next doctors KJ on.. i dont have any other symptoms of preeclamsia other than headaches which my doctor is aware of. and they are not severe, just annoying. no history of high blood pressure or a problem with it now, no swelling etc.. thanks again ladies.

    Answer by rahrahsmama at 10:29 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

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