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Protein in urine and Pregnancy

The finding of proteins in the urine during pregnancy is common and not necessarily associated with a disease. The protein in urine during pregnancy is caused by the narrowing of blood vessels and the morphological changes in the kidneys. Although protein in urine during the pregnancy is frequently, this is not very common. During pregnancy, the woman loses primarily albumin.

In case of proteinuria in pregnancy is a loss of more than 3 grams of protein in the 24-hour urine or more than 0.5 micrograms in a single sample. That is taken as a threshold for determining whether to need for control.

Proteinuria often appears after a weight gain and an increase in blood pressure at the start.

Last update: 2012-08-28