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A 39-year-old female asked about a 67-year-old female:

I noticed bubbles in my urine today. should i be worried? i had a clear urinalysis a week ago. google suggests colovesical fistulas . are they common? thank you for your time and help?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
How can you tell you have bubbles in your urine? Have you seen the bubble coming out from your urethra opening or just the bubbles in the toilet bowl? If just the bubbles or foam in the toilet bowl, they are normal. Colovesical fistula is a serious issue, your urine will be infected, besides bubbles urine is very turbid because colon contains tons of bacteria. Normal UA rules out this condition.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. He. Bubbles in voided urine are normal. It is virtually impossible that you have colovesical fistula unless you have Crohn's disease.
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Le commented
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Besides Crohn's disease, diverticular disease is also associated with colovesical fistula.
Dec 11, 2021
Last updated Dec 11, 2021

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