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What causes high protein in urine during pregnancy?

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Dr. Madhuri N Bagde


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Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 in Pregnancy
Question: Doctor now i am pregnant and i checked 24hrs urine albunium test and the result showing 954 mg%/24 hrs.for that any home remedy is there to control my albunium level?
Answered by Dr. Madhuri N Bagde 50 minutes later
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detailed answer below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HCM,

I understand that you have 954mg % protein in 24 hours. However this amount of protein is not expected in pregnancy.

Presence of protein in urine may be due to some issue with the kidney or a condition called preeclampsia where there is a rise of blood pressure during pregnancy. So you will need an evaluation for the cause of this protein in urine. I suggest that you see your obstetrician, get a blood pressure as well as kidney function and renal scan done to look for any other cause and then only a proper management plan can be decided.

There are no home remedies as such and treatment will depend upon the cause.

Hope this satisfies your query.
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Dr Madhuri Bagde
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist

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