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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

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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!

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can someone define cloudy urine to me and how I can test whether my urine is cloudy?

Can someone define cloudy urine to me and how I can test whether my urine is cloudy?

Visual: Cloudy is hard to see through. Clear is easy to see through. There is no test. One just looks at the urine and tells. ...Read more

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The last few days noticed cloudy urine first thing only in the morning. No other symptoms. Cause?

The last few days noticed cloudy urine first thing only in the morning. No other symptoms. Cause?

? Dehydration: 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

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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

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 <a href="http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html" rel=" ...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