Will Positive Urine Protein During Pregnancy Become Negative After Giving Birth?
In the morning I was 22 years old. R nWhen I was pregnant, my urine was positive, 2 containing protein. And now I have given birth. Is my kidney still having problems? Or has it been lost because it gave birth?
Hello Desi Ariyani,
Kidney is an organ that has the function of filtration / filtering. The rest of the metabolism that can be toxic to the body will be removed with urine, while large molecules such as protein, blood cannot pass into the urine because of its larger size. If there is a protein that is detected in the urine (proteinuria), there may be a disturbance in the filtration function.
In proteinuria during pregnancy, if it is detected under 20 weeks gestation, there may indeed be abnormalities in the kidneys that are not caused by the pregnancy process. However, proteinuria that occurs at> 20 weeks' gestation can still be caused by conditions such as preeclampsia (usually the main sign is high blood pressure. Other causes of proteinuria in pregnancy are urinary tract infections and nephrotic syndrome.
Proteinuria caused by preeclampsia usually disappears within 1-3 months after delivery. But in some cases in studies can be detected up to 1-2 years. You can see a doctor and do a urine check to evaluate the condition of the proteinuria. The condition of preeclampsia is indeed only appear during and some time after the process of pregnancy and childbirth. However, the incidence of preeclampsia during pregnancy can increase a woman's risk for heart disease or chronic kidney disease in the future.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.