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    Default Traces of protein/feeling crap.

    What does this even mean?! I get my urine checked every week and it has been good so far until today when I was told I had 'traces of protein'. I get it checked at a small town health service and have an ob appointment on Monday.

    I woke up early with a sore belly and had to have a shower which I spent most of it vomiting after which I have become friends with the toilet for the other end. I'm too scared to eat anything for fear of an explosion at either or both ends.

    I'm keeping hydrated but I dunno what to do? Should I just ride it out or should I go to see the maternity unit? I don't really know if this is 'normal' (I'm 33 weeks now) or something I should be worried about. I have felt the baby sporadically although it really only moves around in the evening and night mostly.

    Blah if I can't even determine what the best thing to do in this situation-what am I gunna do when baby gets here?!

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    I probably should mention I have normal blood pressure and no headaches or anything. Could my symptoms be a UTI maybe??

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    Did the vomitting, etc only start up today?
    Could it be a bug?
    I know if I get dehydrated I can get a UTI which happens rarely but I have a friend who gets them more often. Protein in the urine can be a UTI or if accompanied by other symptoms P-E, but you say that you don't have other symptoms.

    Not quite enough info to base anything on so perhaps give the maternity ward a call and let them know your situation and what you should do. Hope it passes soon Chillies x.
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    When they told you that there was protein in your urine did they refer you on to a gp? If it is a UTI then you may need anti-biotics to get rid of it as it can quickly progress.

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    I would call your hospital and ask there advice. Might be worth going in and getting some monitoring and bloods done.

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    Thanks guys, I'm waiting for my break to call. LT-it just come on around 3.30-4 this morning, I got really hot and jumped in the shower to cool down a bit and then I just started vomiting. I've vomited once more since then. I will update when I call. Thanks again, I knew the answer but just second guessed myself :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillies View Post
    Thanks guys, I'm waiting for my break to call. LT-it just come on around 3.30-4 this morning, I got really hot and jumped in the shower to cool down a bit and then I just started vomiting. I've vomited once more since then. I will update when I call. Thanks again, I knew the answer but just second guessed myself :/
    I wouldn't wait for a break. I'd call ASAP. Work can wait.

    Edit: typo.

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    Thanks ladies, I thought the exact thing (as in wtf am I waiting for?!). I'm now at emergency waiting to be seen on the advice of the maternity service as they are further away.

    Will see how I go...

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    Good luck.

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    Thanks LP!

    Finally home. Midwife took my blood pressure, urine and put bub on monitor for a long time. Still feel crap but baby is fine so that's a relief Hopefully feel better in the morning. Midwife seemed to think it's just gastro! Blahhhh. Thanks again to all who commented.


 

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