Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community
24 hour urine test...what are they checking for????
About This Community:

Join other 35+ year old expecting mothers for support through pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

24 hour urine test...what are they checking for????

so today i went for my weekly check up...i am 30 weeks...for the past few weeks i either have had traces of protein or protein in my urine...so i will do the 24 hour urine test...what are they checking for? i assume it cant be for pre-eclampsia since i always have perfect blood preasure. the doctor was very short and i didnt get to ask any questions. has anyone else had to do this and what were they checking for ...and what did it turn out to be????????????????????????
Related Discussions
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Preeclampsia
Blank
377493 tn?1356505749
I am scared to ask, but what do you have to do exactly for a 24 hour urine test....please God, tell me there isn't some test coming up where I have to hold it for that long?  Lord help me if it's anything like that....arrgghh!

I had never heard of this one, but good luck to you!!!  
Blank
872925 tn?1239872670
It is not unusual to see protein in our urine. If the dr.see traces of protein then there might be pre-eclampsia. I had preeclampsia with my first son 8 years ago and deliver my son through ceasarean section at 32 weeks because my son was in distress , and now I am 27 weeks pregnant and was taking metyldopa 250mgs.twice a day, my blood pressure was in controll now and I am looking for possible GD so next week I will have my blood check for GD. Hope it helps.
Blank
Avatar f tn
hey adgal,
you are too funny...lol
my ob office gave me a huge jug and for 24 hours i need to save my urine for them to  test it.
i am confused because i am know most people will say its checking for preeclampsia....but i dont have high blood preasure...its always been perfect...from what i just read online preeclampsia is the most common thing its checked for...but also kidney function and infections in the kidney....hopefully its nothing.....
Blank
Avatar f tn
Yes, they are likely checking your average protein levels over a 24h period to see if you are "spilling protein" into your urine which is a sign that your kidneys are working as well as they should be.  "Spilling protein" is one symptom of pre-eclampsia and can, in some cases, present before elevated BP does.  The doctor is doing the prudent thing and monitoring you appropriately.  I have my fingers crossed for you.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
maw4389
Avatar n tn
Blank
hkjen
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
dianaexoh
Royal Oak, MI
Avatar f tn
Blank
2gs_2bs_andcounting
Avatar f tn
Blank
Rosieray27
Avatar f tn
Blank
sgulia1987
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
707563 tn?1455827280
Blank
Emily_MHModerator Survey link - https://goo.g... Comment
18 hrs ago
4548024 tn?1467332272
Blank
renae176 commented on renae176's status
19 hrs ago
3233386 tn?1447028295
Blank
mandaszoo commented on photo
22 hrs ago
Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar f tn
Blank
maw4389
Avatar n tn
Blank
hkjen
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
dianaexoh
Royal Oak, MI
Avatar f tn
Blank
2gs_2bs_andcounting
Avatar f tn
Blank
Rosieray27
Avatar f tn
Blank
sgulia1987