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Why there's a lot of bubbles in my urine? Do I have UTI or kidney infection?

Why there's a lot of bubbles in my urine? Do I have UTI or kidney infection?

Bubbles: No relation to urinary tract infection. Sometimes reflects excessive protein in the urine. Have a routine urinalysis if you are concerned. For the most part, this is insignificant though. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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The doctor said I have uti, and prescribed me ciprofloxacin. Once per day (4 days) but I think cipro wasn't effective, resulted with bubbles in urine?

The doctor said I have uti, and prescribed me ciprofloxacin. Once per day (4 days) but I think cipro wasn't effective, resulted with bubbles in urine?

UTI: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is fine, but certain bacteria that cause UTI are becoming resistant to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) in areas where there is a lot of resistence to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) it is best to choose a different antibiotic, the dosis is usually twice daily instead once daily given for complicated UTI for 7-14 days and for 3 days for uncomplicated uti. ...Read more

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Bloating, bubbles in urine (bacteria) pain in my Lower left abdomen, yellowish vaginal discharge, missed period, nausea, weight loss- uti or colon?

Bloating, bubbles in urine (bacteria) pain in my Lower left abdomen, yellowish vaginal discharge, missed period, nausea, weight loss- uti or colon?

LLQ / ammenorrhea: Would check HCG, may be pregnancy or ectopic associated with infection UTI or vaginal infection or PID (infection in tubes)- if it were colon would have diarrhea or issue with bowel movement would go to doctor or ER today. ...Read more

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What could cause bubbles in urine?

What could cause bubbles in urine?

Protein: Bubbles in the urine or "foamy" urine is always worrisome for the possibility of protein in the urine. If this occurs, the doctor can check a urinalysis for the presence of protein. If this is positive, further tests can be done to determine the amount of protein that is being leaked into the urine and what the cause of the protein in the urine is. ...Read more

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Have small clusters of bubbles in my urine. I also have a UTI if that adds to anything.?

Have small clusters of bubbles in my urine. I also have a UTI if that adds to anything.?

Pneumaturia?: Air in the urine, pneumaturia, is caused by an infectious process, instrumentation of the urinary tract, or an abnormal connection (fistula) between the urinary tract and a hollow organ. Air bubbles in urine could simply be from turbulent flow of urine into the bowl too. If air persists after the infection is treated, see a urologist. ...Read more

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I've had bubbles in my urine the past week however it is not foamy or excessive. I am being treated for a UTI which I had a week ago. Is it linked?

I've had bubbles in my urine the past week however it is not foamy or excessive. I am being treated for a UTI which I had a week ago. Is it linked?

Probably not.: If this is true air in the urine, it is called pneumaturia. If you have this condition, it usually requires surgical correction. Most likely, these are regular air bubbles that mixed after urine left the body. If it persists, consult with your doctor again. ...Read more

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How many bubbles in urine is considered a kidney problem?

How many bubbles in urine is considered a kidney problem?

Just not a good way: To tell if there is kidney disease. There might be more bubbles if there is protein in the urine, but the quality of the water in the toilet, other chemicals in the urine, strength of the stream, etc. OTher than bloody, you need the urinalysis to tell if urine is abnormal. ...Read more

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My 4 year old sometimes has bubbles in urine! What causes that?

My 4 year old sometimes has bubbles in urine! What causes that?

Normal: Bubbles in urine or foamy urine is generally a normal occurrence either from forceful rapid urination after holding it for a while or urine mixing with cleaning agents in the toilet. If it's happening every time he goes to the bathroom you can get a urinalysis next time you are at his doctor's office. ...Read more

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What could cause tiny (non-frothy) bubbles in urine which do not burst or disperse easily?

What could cause tiny (non-frothy) bubbles in urine which do not burst or disperse easily?

Hard to saydepends,,: Urine has small amounts of protein molecules, excess sodium, potassium, creatinine, and other things that may result in bubbles like this, but it's inconclusive as to what can cause these on a consistent basis. Things like bicarbonate/carbonate, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide may also do it, but it is rare if ever that these are noted in urine. If you have a health issue see your dr./urologist. ...Read more

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4 weeks a go had urine trac infection and 10 days a go had bubbles in urine I 47 years female is it seriouse?

4 weeks a go had urine trac infection and 10 days a go had bubbles in urine I 47 years female is it seriouse?

Pneumothorax or: Air bubbles in the urine can be caused by a number of things including urinary tract infections (especially candida) in diabetics. However, there could be a fistula (connection) between the bladder and either the colon or uterus. Get checked. ...Read more

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May I know what is the best medication for uti. Mine is recurrent and now im experiencing pain in urination and I noticed bubbles in my urine..

May I know what is the best medication for uti. Mine is recurrent and now im experiencing pain in urination and I noticed bubbles in my urine..

Depends: If you have recurrent uti's, it is appropriate for you to see a urologist, a specialist in bladder and kidney problems. Occasional UTI is common, but multiple recurrent uti's require proper exam and testing by a specialist. Not all uti's respond to the same antibiotics, so a urine specimen for culture and sensitivity should be done. ...Read more

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Currently have bubbles in urine. Just had "stmach flu. Labs were normal earlier this week. Reason for concern?

Currently have bubbles in urine. Just had "stmach flu. Labs were normal earlier this week. Reason for concern?

See how it goes: If it goes away on its own then probably nothing to worry about. If it persists, then further evaluation would probably be necessary. ...Read more

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Is air bubbles in urine a sign of colon cancer?

Is air bubbles in urine a sign of colon cancer?

Not necessarily: Air bubbles when urinating implies a connection between the bladder and the colon (colovesical fistula), often seen with diverticular disease, and with advanced colon cancer. If there is a lot of bubbles in the bowl following urination, it may be normal, or may suggest increased amount of protein being voided. ...Read more

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Air bubbles in urine a symthon of colon cancer?

Air bubbles in urine a symthon of colon cancer?

No: Air bubbles or foamy urine is not a symptom of colon cancer. Foamy urine may be a sign of protein urea. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Are bubbles in urine a sign of a high red blood cell count?

Are bubbles in urine a sign of a high red blood cell count?

No.: Bubbles may be normal, unless the urine is "bubbling" as it comes out of the urethra. Pneumaturia may be a sign of a fistula or infection.
If the bubbles develop in the bowl when the urine hits the water, this may be normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more