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Cloudy Urine Kids
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
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. ...Read more
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
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Dark, cloudy is: Not normal. No other symptoms? Try hydrating well - if not change d/w your physician. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
The last few days noticed cloudy urine first thing only in the morning. No other symptoms. Cause?
You may not be drinking enough water.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Cloudy urine for couple weeks, got tested a couple days ago and came back normal but wasn't cloudy that day. Now is again. No other symptoms, thoughts?
Just hydrate!: I think the company Camelback had an advertisement that said, "Hydrate or die". While that may sound over the top, it does point to the importance of drinking fluids. 6-8 glasses of fluid (doesn't have to be water, but water is the healthiest) is a good goal. If your urine is still cloudy, then your doctor can order a urine microscopy test to determine what is causing the cloudiness. ...Read more
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
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
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