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Cause Bubbles 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
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
What's the difference between bubbles caused by excess protein in urine and bubbles caused by the urine hitting the water?
I have 2-3 small clusters of bubbles in my urine when I don't drink a lot of water. Is this cause for concern?
Bubbles in urine.: I assume you mean when it is in the toilet and that you are not peeing bubbles? The ability of the urine to form bubbles when peeing into the toilet is a function of the concentration of protein and other stuff in the urine and in the toilet bowl and how strong you stream is and I suspect how want the water is. So if not peeing bubbles this is normal. Check when bowl last cleaned and with what. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cannot say: but a simple urinalysis can really rule in/out possibilities. Some foam in the urine is entirely normal. Protein leaking from a leaky kidney can cause kidney FAILURE if not treated. The one patient I have with NULL DISEASE, gets this every 2 years, gets treated for 1 month and is OK. Diabetes, severe hypertension, other kidney trouble, moonshine poisoning, several other unlikely possibilities. ...Read more
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