I have protein in my urine. Why?

Protein in the urine may just be a sign of contamination with vaginal discharge, so you should check another 'clean catch' sample. If there is still protein in your urine, then the most likely explanations are urinary tract infection (UTI), or in late pregnancy pre-eclampsia (normally assocaited with high blood pressure too).
Urine Tests

You will be asked to provide a urine specimen, which is tested by a nurse or midwife to check for possible irregularities.

Glucose (sugar) More than a trace of glucose may be a sign of diabetes. You may need a blood test.
Protein When this is found in quantity in the urine, it may signal a bladder or kidney infection, or preeclampsia.
Ketones These are substances, that if present, mean that the body''s metabolic system is upset, probably because you haven''t eaten enough or have vomited.
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