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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
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
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