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Cloudy Urine (Overview)

Cloudy or murky urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection, which may also have an offensive smell. Murky urine may also be caused by the presence of bacteria, mucus, white blood cells or red blood cells, epithelial cells, fat, or phosphates.


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What causes cloudy urine?

What causes cloudy urine?

Many things : While it could be infection (UTI) it could just be debri or phosphates. If you're not having any other symptoms probably no issue. www.peedoc.com. ...Read more

Cloudy Urine (Overview)

Cloudy or murky urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection, which may also have an offensive smell. Murky urine may also be caused by the presence of bacteria, mucus, white blood cells or red blood cells, epithelial cells, fat, or phosphates.


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What does it mean to have cloudy urine?

What does it mean to have cloudy urine?

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. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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What are some reasons for cloudy urine?

What are some reasons for cloudy urine?

Many benign options: If asymptomatic the most probable explanation is urinary phosphates. They come out of solution when the urine is alkaline and look "cloudy" then later, when the urine is acidic again, the phosphates will be in solution and when you void, you won't see them. Other causes are yeast, urine bacterial infection, or more serious causes usually associated with symptoms. ...Read more

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Is cloudy urine always a sign of infection?

Is cloudy urine always a sign of infection?

Certainly not: Can be due to so called "amorphous debris" which is innocent sediment often found in alkaline urine. Chyluria can also cause a milky cloudy urine. Chyle is a substance comprising lymph plus fatty material. Can occur during pregnancy and number of other medical conditions permitting lymph to leak into the urine. Utis are usually symptomatic, but, not always. ...Read more

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Randomly keep gettin cloudy urine for almost over a month now.Discomfort comes with it. What could this be how to prevent it. Already did 1 wk of meds?

Randomly keep gettin cloudy urine for almost over a month now.Discomfort comes with it. What could this be how to prevent it. Already did 1 wk of meds?

UTI: It is important that you have a urine culture to see if the cloudy urine is indeed due to infection. If symptoms persist with negative culture it may be advisable to see a urologist. Regardless, it is always a good idea to increase your water intake when urine becomes cloudy. ...Read more

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Mild itching around outter vagina, gets better with urination. Cold symptoms, STDs impossible. No cloudy urine or discharge at all. Some odor. What??

Mild itching around outter vagina, gets better with urination. Cold symptoms, STDs impossible. No cloudy urine or discharge at all. Some odor. What??

Vaginal itching: With "STD's impossible", the usual cause for vaginal itching is a "yeast" variant. Urine is slightly acid and might provide mild relief via dilution of the yeast discharge. The odor is usually mild. See your healthcare provider for cultures and treatment. ...Read more

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I have extremely cloudy urine. Is this a problem? Where should I go to get it checked out?

I have extremely cloudy urine. Is this a problem? Where should I go to get it checked out?

Yes: If associated with pain, this could indicate a urinary tract infection. A simple urine test at the doctor will help evaluate this. ...Read more

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