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Miscarriage and albuminuria - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hi,
I had miscarriage after my 17 weeks of pregnancy. After 3 weeks also I had some pain while passing uring so consulted doctor and urine checkup was suggested.
My report is as follows -
Albumin : Traces
Sugar,ketone bodies, bile salts and pigments - Negative
Urobilinogen - Normal amount
Epithelial cells - 6-8/hpf
pus cells - 8-10/hpf
RBC,Casts,Crystals - Nil
Cause of miscarriage is unknown, we had done all blood tests post miscarriage and nothing came out.
Does Albumin traces means there is some kidney prob? what kind of special care have to take during next pregnancy.                              
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   fine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Albumin in traces does suggest there is some protein leakage in the urine
Doctor :   this is more common due to Diabetes, Increased BP?
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you checked that?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you to get your blood sugar and blood pressure checked
User :   but when i was discharged from clinic BP was normal
Doctor :   blood sugar, you need to get both fasting and after food levels
User :   ok
Doctor :   And you shall need to repeat a urine test
Doctor :   for Microalbumin
User :   ok
User :   what it indicates
Doctor :   It measures the quantity of protein loss
User :   during my 2nd month of pregnancy we had performed urine test
Doctor :   and that shall indicate the extent of it
Doctor :   for further management
User :   and Albumin was Nil
Doctor :   Fin
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   but this tests very minute quantities
Doctor :   microquantities I mean
User :   ok
User :   so to analyze further I should get Blood Test and Urine test done
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   and if the microalbumin is high in your report
Doctor :   then You should take a Nephrologist's opinion
Doctor :   or a General Physician
User :   ok
Doctor :   If it is within the limits, then it is not of concern
User :   Pus Cell and Epithellial cells are also present, is it matter of concern?
Doctor :   They are normally found in small quantities
Doctor :   and is the same with you
Doctor :   nothing severe to indicate an urinary infection
User :   ok
User :   Is Albumin traces is common thing post miscarriage?
Doctor :   Because of stress and strain in the body
Doctor :   it is quite possible to be of cause
User :   ok
User :   Thanks a lot Dr.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   would like to know what care I should be taking whenever next pregnancy is planned
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should go for antenatal checkups regularly
Doctor :   Miscarriages do not repeat in most of the cases
Doctor :   so you should not be set back by that
User :   i m not able to send anything
User :   right now its going
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Fine Dr. Thanks a lot for your time....
User :   Bye Dr.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   yes sure
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