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35weeks pregnant. Had bladder infection previously. Having frequent urination, squamous cells in urine. Common during pregnancy?

I had a bladder infection about 2 weeks ago and only symptom I had was blood in my urine and they put me on a macrobid bid x 10 days and I thought it resolve however now that I m I just turned 35 weeks pregnant I have trace leukocytes in my urine. I do not have any symptoms of a urinary tract or bladder infection other than frequent urination . As well as squamous cells in my urine is this another infection or a common durinf pregancy.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
Trace leukocytes in urine are common in pregnancy.
It is called asymptomatic bacteruria, and if untreated, can lead to preterm labour.
However, you have already been given the necessary antibiotics.
In best interests however, it is best to have a urine culture again, which would show persistent infection.
Frequent urination in the third trimester is the norm.
However, please increase your fluid intake, maintain perineal and toilet hygiene, have your blood sugars tested as well as get yourself screened for any vaginal infections.
Take care'
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