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May 21st, 2013, 03:52 PM
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I'm collecting it today. What a pain! I can fully sympathize with the other ladies that have had to do this now. I'm afraid I'll forget to collect it in the middle of the night, but I guess we'll see.

On an odd side note: Twice now there has been a stringy piece of something or other in the collection hat, but there's nothing on my underwear and there's nothing when I wipe. I can tell I'm a bit dehydrated (Even though I'm drinking as much as I normally do - I think it's the heat so I've tried to up my intake), but otherwise everything seems normal. Any ideas?
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May 21st, 2013, 05:16 PM
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They are seriously a huge pain. I have forgotten to do it in the middle of the night, usually only once. But my refrigerator is all the way downstairs. I figure if they're going to keep having me do them I'll put our portable fridge upstairs to keep it up there at night. I turned in one to the lab today, I am currently at 237ml. I think 70-225 is standard, so I'm a tad over, but 300ml is what they'll diagnose pre-e at. I was at 170ml a few weeks ago. Hopefully it'll stay low enough that I can make it another 3 weeks before they'll want to induce me.

As for your dehydration, just make sure you're getting enough electrolytes. I like coconut water for that, but it's kinda pricey. Since they want us girls with high BP to keep our salt low, dehydration can happen faster. Grab a gatorade, or even some pedialyte if you're worried about getting dehydrated.
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May 21st, 2013, 07:02 PM
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Why do you have to do that?! I've heard of it, but never knew what they're looking for.
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May 21st, 2013, 07:08 PM
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I still find it odd that with all of the BP issues I've had, not once has the doc requested a 24 hour urine from me. I'm sorry you have to go through that.
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May 21st, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Karen, typically with high BP they'll want to check that the kidneys aren't spilling too much protein as kidney and liver function decline with pre-e, protein spillage and high BP go hand in hand with pre-e, most of the time. When you go in for a regular appointment and leave a urine sample they test for protein, but when you're having high BP issues the 24 hour collection offers a much more accurate analysis of total protein. I looked at my records and a range of 42-225ml per 24 hour collection is considered normal.
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May 21st, 2013, 08:14 PM
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Why do you have to do that?! I've heard of it, but never knew what they're looking for.
It's to see if I have protein in my urine which is a sign of pre-e. It's a better indicator than just the pee sticks they use in the office, but normally only do it if you have other signs of pre-e. I've only had some high BP's, but I have a family history of pre-e (my grandmother and my sister), so i guess they're just being cautious.
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May 22nd, 2013, 04:01 AM
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I had to do a baseline collection back on christmas day. When I did it with my youngest anything above 300 was labeled Pre-E and I was at 371. This time my BP has been good so they haven't mentioned it but I'm sure if it pops up I'll end up having to do one again.
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