Discovered during compulsory medicalinspection and testing increased leukocytes in the urine of a pregnant woman are the reason for the appointment of additional tests. The task of diagnostic measures in this case is to assess the performance of the kidneys and to determine the possible presence of foci of inflammation. Based on the results obtained, the doctor will prescribe the necessary treatment to eliminate the undesirable condition.
Elevated white blood cells represent a certainthreat to a pregnant woman. As the observations show, only two hours are enough for the pathology to “capture” the entire body. Often this state is preceded by heavy bleeding.
Leukocytes are represented by a special group in whichcells differ in appearance and have different functions. Their main common task is to provide protection. Leukocytes are able to produce antibodies that are actively involved in the functioning of the immune system. These cells are able to destroy any pathological (harmful) elements that fall or are in the blood.
Elevated leukocytes in the urine during pregnancymay indicate an inflammatory process in the bladder or the development of a disease such as cystitis. In case of confirmation of the diagnosis, treatment is carried out. As practice shows, during pregnancy, getting rid of cystitis is carried out within ten days.
Elevated white blood cells may indicate this.disease like pyelonephritis. In this case, timely detection of pathology is of great importance. Treatment in the early stages of the disease allows you to quickly eliminate it, preventing unwanted effects, which is important for a pregnant woman.
The increase in leukocytes in the urine during gestationmay indicate the presence of another extremely unpleasant disease - thrush (candidiasis). It should be noted that a pregnant woman is more susceptible to this disease than non-pregnant. Most often, thrush develops in late gestation. In many cases, along with the yeast-like fungus, the causative agent of candidiasis, other microorganisms are detected. If it is impossible to identify their type (which happens in extremely rare cases), the traditional (standard) antibiotic treatment regimen is prescribed to eliminate the disease. Of course, in each case of the development of pathology, the individual characteristics of each patient are taken into account. In appointing these or other means is taken into account and the duration of pregnancy.
The concentration of leukocytes is importantan indicator not only in the analysis of urine, but also blood. During pregnancy, their content is an important component of women's health. The concentration of leukocytes in the blood depends on the rate of their formation in the bone marrow in relation to the speed of their transition into the tissue.
When pregnancy is considered normal indicatorsfrom 4.0 to 9.0 units. A slight increase in leukocytes in the blood is considered normal in the second half of the gestation period. Concentration may increase with pain, emotions, after eating, after muscle activity.
However, an increase in the level of white blood cells in the bloodpregnant women (leukocytosis) may indicate the development of inflammation. Among other reasons causing an increase in the concentration of these cells should be called bacterial and viral infections in acute form, internal bleeding. In addition, renal colic, allergic reactions, and liver diseases contribute to an increase in leukocytes in the blood.
It should be noted that the earlier detectedthe cause of leukocytosis, the more effective the prescribed treatment, the less likely the development of undesirable consequences for the future mother and her child.