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Pregnant having itching on the body. No rashes. Blood report saying protein in urine. Do I have preeclampsia?

hi iam 39 years old and i am 22 weeks pregnant i was having itching all over my body the last two weeks with no rash my dr sent me for blood work and results say protein in urine , squamous epithelial cells 10-20, white blood count 14.0 high, RDW 15.1 high, absolute neutrophilis 11,144 high my doctor doesnt see me till monday to discuss my results should i go to the emergency room today? are these sighns of preclymsia?
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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Hi,
Your urine and blood reports indicate urinary tract infection, probably at higher level. Itching is mostly benign during pregnancy as it occurs due to increased sweating, stretching and raised estrogen levels in the body. Rarely it occurs due to cholestasis. Protein in urine in the third trimester along with other symptoms like a raised blood pressure and swelling of the feet is suggestive of preeclampsia. Since you are in the early mid-trimester, you should suspect infection. I suggest you to see a nephrologist today and get treated in consultation with your doctor, if necessary by going to the emergency. Good luck.
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