Ok, I'm 13 weeks along and I had my urine test at the dr's office and the nurse said I have 1 of protein in my urine. This is my first pregnancy and I asked what it meant, and she said that I'm at risk of pre-eclampsia and I have to go on a low-sodium diet, BUT my blood pressure is only 90/50. The dr didn't say a word about it(I asked but he stayed quiet and said that my labs from 2 weeks prior came back fine...that was it!) and I'm wondering if the nurse is just trying to scare me or what, especially since I've read in 4 different pregnancy books and on webmd that early in pregnancy if my blood pressure is normal, then I'm not at risk for pre-eclampsia but rather that I might have a kidney infection. I honestly don't know what to do, because the only things I'm not allergic to, or can actually eat are now going to be restricted, and I think that by drinking lots of water can get rid of it. Opinions and/or help PLEASE!
Asked by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on May. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy
A level of one doesn't necessarily mean anything which is probably why the doctor didn't seem worried. They need to keep an eye on it because typically you should measure 0. But you can measure one and be fine. It could just be from something you ate recently. I had a a level 1 protein reading and it was preeclampsia, but I also had high blood pressure. 13 weeks would be very early for PE. If I were you I would call the doctor and tell him what the nurse said and get some clarification. Flat out ask him if you should be restricting your diet. As long as your BP is low (90/50 is really low) I doubt you have anythingto worry about, but you should defiantly get some reassurance from the doctor.
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