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Dr. Roscoe Nelson Dr. Nelson
Urology
24 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

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


Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What causes cloudy urine?

What causes cloudy urine?

Particles: Particles suspended in urine cause light to be scattered and cloudy. These particles could be white or red blood cells / debris / crystals. Someitmes very concentrated urine will appear cloudy.

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Cloudy urine in toddlers?

Cloudy urine in toddlers?

UTI: If with cloudy urine associated with frequent urination, check for UTI and other renal problems.

Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What can cloudy urine mean?

What can cloudy urine mean?

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.

Dr. Richard David Dr. David
Urology
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

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Dr. Robert Donato Dr. Donato
Urology
21 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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What does cloudy urine look like?

What does cloudy urine look like?

Well, Sorta Cloudy: Normally urine is clear to clear yellow. As dehydration occurs, this can result in a darker yellow or amber color. Some medications can discolor the urine as well. Cloudy urine is to clear urine as orange soda is to orange juice. You see a lot of stuff floating in it but you can't see through it. If you have cloudy urine and burning, see your md.

Dr. Edward Cherullo Dr. Cherullo
Urology
20 years in practice
St. Louis University College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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What does light, cloudy urine indicate?

What does light, cloudy urine indicate?

Rule out infection: Not sure what you meant by light but cloudy urine can be due to infection or protein usually. May need to check your doctor to get urinalysis done and may be culture.

Dr. James Cain Dr. Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
32 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

Dr. BARRY ETON Dr. ETON
General Practice
51 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer Dr. Wosnitzer
Urology
11 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What does cloudy urine indicate for men?

What does cloudy urine indicate for men?

? UTI: Cloudy urine in man or woman indicates a possible urinary tract infection. You need to see your primary doctor and have urinalysis and urine culture to check for infection. The urinalysis will also check for other things (sugar, protein, etc.) in the urine.

Dr. Terry Woodard Dr. Woodard
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
28 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What does it mean when I have cloudy urine?

Many possibilities: It could be a transient occurrence from something you ate or drank, but more likely the prodrome (or telling finding) of a uti. If it does not clear up in 1-2 days, or other symptoms appear (especially back ache, headache, fever or burning on urination), it needs to be evaluated by a doctor.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What does cloudy urine without pain indicate?

What does cloudy urine without pain indicate?

Bladder infection: Like you have a urinary tract infection.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What is cloudy urine from? Like 3 times a week?

What is cloudy urine from? Like 3 times a week?

Phosphate crystals: By far the main cause of on and off cloudy urine is the formation of phosphate crystals, which results from various combinations of fluid and food intake. It's harmless. You can check it out by adding 1-2 drops of acid (e.g. vinegar) to a sample of cloudy urine. It will immediately turn crystal clear.

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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I am experiencing cloudy urine (quality: strong odor).?

I am experiencing cloudy urine (quality: strong odor).?

In healthy males: A cloudy/strong odor usually is based upon 1. your level of HYDRATION (cncentrated urine smells more and is more "cloudy") Your diet also influences urine odor (asparagus a good example) Hope this info helps! Dr Z

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I'm 20 and have dark cloudy urine often should I be worried?

I'm 20 and have dark cloudy urine often should I be worried?

Dark, cloudy is: Not normal. No other symptoms? Try hydrating well - if not change d/w your physician.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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What is the definition or description of: Cloudy urine with strong odor?

What is the definition or description of: Cloudy urine with strong odor?

Here is. ..: Cloudy malodorous urine is annoying, but could be normal at certain time of life resulting from concentrated urine & what consumed. Any doubt on such? Be evaluated to confirm no UTI at least. How to get the related things for good medical care done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html & in self-explanatorily selected categories in ForeMeFirst. Com.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What symptoms that would go along with cloudy urine that would be worrisome?

What symptoms that would go along with cloudy urine that would be worrisome?

Cloudy urine: It is seldom that cloudy urine as visualized by an individual has any significance absent symptoms of burning on urination, frequency, urgency, pain over the pubic bones where your bladder is, and rarely fever. The cloudiness is commonly due to salts precipitating out once the urine hits the water in the toilet bowl.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Cloudy urine with strong odor all week. Any of you possibly know what I should do?

Cloudy urine with strong odor all week. Any of you possibly know what I should do?

Infection: This may be a bladder infection. A quick visit to your doctor should get you an answer. A urinalysis can be done in the office easily.