View Full Version : Got an email from my rheumy about my labs.....

05-20-2010, 08:38 PM
Hi, Brittanee.

I received your labs from 5/15/10 and everything looks good, although your urine dipstick had some protein. When quantified, this was normal, but it is important that we repeat it right away - and that your OB knows. I will have my office send you a new slip, but I would also like for you to see your OB and have them repeat the test too.

Let's just be careful.

Thank you,

Rebecca Manno

Rebecca Manno, M.D.
Fellow, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

I go see my OB tomorrow so I am going to talk to them about it and see what my bp and urine reveal this time. Anyone else had this happen?

05-21-2010, 09:01 AM
Well I will post again after my appointment today. They'll check my urine, bp, the baby's heartrate etc.

05-21-2010, 09:14 AM
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!

Angel Oliver
05-21-2010, 09:46 AM
Me too.Thinking of you.xxxxxxxxxx

05-22-2010, 12:25 PM
Hi Brit,
I remember that the midwife that I worked with would always check to see if the mom was "throwing protein". If so, she would tell her to cut way, way back on salt, double up on the raspberry tea and to keep on taking in plenty of protein for the baby to grow on. I think that it might be an indicator of possible edema.
I know that the best way to avoid edema is a super-healthy diet. That means WHOLE foods, not processed. Processed foods are full of salt and other chemicals that we don't need. Anyway, it couldn't hurt!
Take care, and let us know what the OB says.

05-22-2010, 08:28 PM
Ok so I went to my appt yesterday...I had trace amounts of protein and leukocytes in my urine and it was a little cloudy. I am waiting to hear back from my rheumy as I wrote to her about everything that happened at my appt. My throat has also been hurting the past 3 days and it feels like a lump when I swallow. Its also tender on the outside where my lymph nodes are....after walking today a lot my knees are killing me and are puffy..I haven't had any lupus type involvement in a while with the pregnancy so Im wondering if I'm heading for a flare or what. Hope everyone is well. -Lupie Britt

05-25-2010, 11:26 AM
Keeping you in my thoughts and also hoping that everything is well with you and your pregnancy..

Peace and Blessings