Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community
Low potassium, pregnancy...
About This Community:

A community of expecting mothers (18 to 24 Years Old) offering support through pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

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

Low potassium, pregnancy...

I am 29 weeks pregnant, and after just seeing my last labwork from the ER (abdominal pain, 2 months ago), I realized my potassium is low - 3.0. Prior bloodwork was 3.3, so for some reason, I'm not holding on to my potassium.  No one in the ER mentioned this, but luckily I work in a cardiology practice, and a Dr there was able to retrieve my labs for me. I am getting further bloodwork done today to see if it has changed.
I am concerned about what this could potentially cause - could it cause pre-term labor? I already get awful muscle cramps, could this also cause my uterus to contract? When I spoke with my PCP, he said we need this under control prior to delivery (he didn't want the extra strain on my heart of low KCl)..
Could you tell me what to watch for? Or more info about this?
Thank you!!
Related Discussions
1027094_tn?1327433332
Are you taking potassium pills now???
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
5575813_tn?1428253630
Blank
Hollus commented on renae176's status
1 hr ago
5575813_tn?1428253630
Blank
Hollus commented on laureninlove's status
1 hr ago
5575813_tn?1428253630
Blank
Hollus commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
1 hr ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
12155605_tn?1437376546
Blank
african_mama_bear
DC
12584065_tn?1436324114
Blank
Destynee2015
Phoenix, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Mommy2be_06_03
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ashrefra
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diachong
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Roxxxy915
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
12155605_tn?1437376546
Blank
african_mama_bear
DC
12584065_tn?1436324114
Blank
Destynee2015
Phoenix, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Mommy2be_06_03
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ashrefra
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diachong
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Roxxxy915