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Cloudy Urine Toddler
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dark, cloudy is : Not normal. No other symptoms? Try hydrating well - if not change d/w your physician. ...Read more
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