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A 18-year-old female asked about a 21-year-old female:

When your urine is cloudy and it has a smell. what does that mean?

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Dr. Stuart Shoengold
Urology 46 years experience
A UTI: Cloudy urine with an odor is usually due to a UTI , urinary tract infection this requires a urine culture and antibiotic therapy.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes urine to be cloudy and smell like fish?

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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
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Possible UTI: Urinary tract infection can lead to cloudy foul smelling urine. See your primary doctor or urologist to have a urinalysis and urine culture to check for infection and to determine whether you need treatment.
Winter Park, FL
A 18-year-old female asked:

Only in the morning my urine is cloudy and has a strong smell should i be worried?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
If you have symptoms: If you are having pain when you urinate or urinating frequently then this may mean you have an infection. If you do not have symptoms it may just mean that you are not drinking enough water. Try getting rid of caffeine and sodas and drinking more water.
Fort Worth, TX
A 16-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and really light ?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It could be : a sign of a urinary tract infection, especially if you have any burning sensation, increase in urination/frequency or pain over your bladder when pushing on it. You should see a doctor and have your urine checked if you have any of these symptoms.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have cloudy urine?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 37 years experience
Infection, bleeding: Cloudy urine is caused by small particles that block the passage of light, the most innocuous cause would be the precipitation of amorphous salts, usually phosphates, this usually happens when the urine cools prior to testing. Serious causes such as infection, or bleeding need evaluation. A urinalysis and discussion with your doctor should clear this up.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can cloudy urine mean?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Multiple things: Cloudy urine can mean several things such as infection, kidney stones, obstruction of urine, retention of urine, or possibly medication induced. A urological evaluation will sort out the etiology.

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