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Cloudy urine, is it dehydration?

Cloudy urine, is it dehydration?

Cloudy urine: Patients who are dehydrated excrete a concentrated urine that is not cloudy. If one's urine is cloudy and is seen with symptoms of burning and frequency, a urinary tract infection (UTI) may be present. See a physician and have a urine analysis, that will confirm dehydration and have your urine sent off for a culture that will confirm a UTI. Good luck. ...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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Cloudy urine with no smell, no pain, no color and no other symptoms. What is this? Dehydration? I take plenty of vitamins.

Cloudy urine with no smell, no pain, no color and no other symptoms. What is this? Dehydration? I take plenty of vitamins.

Get UA w Reflex: Have your doctor send out your urine for analysis with a reflex to culture. If that comes back fine, you should be fine. Increase your fluids, water intake too, and check with your dr. As stated for eval of the cloudy urine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doc gave me a test to eat butter n then chk urine, I ate 100 grams of butter after how long should I expect cloudy urine, if at all it has to happen?

Doc gave me a test to eat butter n then chk urine, I ate 100 grams of butter after how long should I expect cloudy urine, if at all it has to happen?

Here are some ...: Clinically, urine cloudiness may be annoying to some but oftentimes is not clinically significant as long as voiding is comfortable & urinalysis is normal but many amorphous phosphates.Yet, many foods may cause it; examples are some vegetables. Nonetheless, personal experience may tell the story. So, if urine cloudiness is related with dairy products, you would expect to see such change in 4-6 hrs ...Read more

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What does cloudy urine hint at?

What does cloudy urine hint at?

Cloudy urine: Cloudy urine can come from infections in the urine or also from crystals forming in the urine to make it appear cloudy. If you have no changes in your urinary symptoms you can try increasing your fluid intake and see if this clears. ...Read more

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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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Have cloudy urine, no smell, good color.?

Have cloudy urine, no smell, good color.?

Might be nothing: It could be nothing, but it could represent some protein in the urine. If it is fairly constant, you should see your doctor and have a urinalysis. Usually an infection will cause some burning and urgency to pee, but sometimes an infection can be without much in the way of symptoms, so get the urinalysis and maybe a culture to be sure. ...Read more

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Can eating milk products cause cloudy urine?

No: cloudy urine is usually the result of dehydration or incomplete voiding resulting in urinary sediment ...Read more

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Can I get cloudy urine due to being physically abused?

Can I get cloudy urine due to being physically abused?

Least of worries: If you are being physically abused you need desperately to remove yourself from that situation before you are severely injured or killed, something which happens regularly. Cloudy urine is not likely to be due to your being abused. Please contact a local women's shelter and get yourself away from this situation. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does occasional cloudy urine mean?

Can doctors tell me what does occasional cloudy urine mean?

See below: Get a urine analysis when it is cloudy, and it will help to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My 2.5 female toddler has extremely cloudy urine. What may be the cause?

My 2.5 female toddler has extremely cloudy urine. What may be the cause?

Two basic issues: If urine is cloudy it means either it is very concentrated (kids not taking enough fluids) or there is something foreign in it (bladder infection) if she is fever free, the latter is less likely & you can push fluids or food with lots of fluid value like jello, applesauce to see if it improves over the weekend. If it continues into next week have her urine tested. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cloudy urine a symptom of, if anything?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cloudy urine a symptom of, if anything?

Sometimes nothing: Cloudy urine may be simply the result of dietary changes. If no symptoms are present, cloudy urine is usually nothing to worry about. If burning or stinging is present, then this may indicate an infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cloudy urine (quality: strong odor) . I have IC could it be that?

I am experiencing  cloudy urine (quality: strong odor) . I have IC could it be that?

Unclear, but...: Before being diagnosed to have IC, I am sure you had been treated with antibiotics. If so, have antibiotics helped you improve UTI-related Sx - dysuria, frequency, & urgency, but bladder irritation still persists. Then you might have IC with superimposed UTI. So, go to be checked for sure. To put all related things together correctly, go to http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to.. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine at the beginning of my stream Then It Turns Normal Color? What causes this?

Cloudy urine at the beginning of my stream Then It Turns Normal Color? What causes this?

Cloudy urine: This can be due to dehydration, but commonly is due to the sudden change in the pH when it hits the toilet water causing materials otherwise soluble in urine to precipitate out. The may be multiple other causes, including infection, but if you are without symptoms would simply ignore this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dark cloudy urine and high bilirubin (31) young man What is the cause? No other symptoms...

Dark cloudy urine and high bilirubin (31)  young man
What is the cause? No other symptoms...

High bilirubin : dark colored urine and increased bilirubin may be due to some form of hepatitis. Usually it's accompanied by right upper abdominal pain and jaundice-yellow sclera of the eyes. stool may turn pale clay color. There are multiple causes of hepatitis: viral, obstructive due to blockage in a gall bladder or from some medications. You need to see a doctor for further blood work and abdominal sonogram ...Read more

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I sometimes have sandy urine and occasionally get some cloudy urine I take medication for my prostate , are these things health or life threating?

Need evaluation: Passing sandy urine may be a sign of kidney stones. Untreated kidney stones can lead to problems but usually not life threatening. An evaluation will sort of the etiology of sandy and cloudy urine. ...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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I am diabetic once i was told in a class that always watch out for cloudy urine i 4got what is means i been havin cloudy urine every day when i wakeup?

Proteinuria: In kidney disease, large protein losses in urine causes cloudy urine. That is what you are trying to remember, probably. However, you also could have other reasons like urine infection. Make sure your doc evaluates your urinalysis. Also, much intake of vegetables and dairy products (like milk shake) together, causes cloudy urine due to excretion of particulate undissolved phosphorus in urine. ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more