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Foamy Or Bubbly Urine
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
I have had foamy/bubbly urine for some time now. I had a urine test out of concern, and doc said I had "a little bit of protein. Should I be worried?
Can pain medications such as hydrocodone/nsaids and/or multi vitamins cause foamy bubbly urine. I have it about 80% of the time.
Not that I know of: Foamy or bubbly urine is not abnormal, and depends to some extent on the force of your stream and distance to the toilet water. There is some association with higher urine protein levels and more foamy urine, so it may be worthwhile to just have a urinalysis looking for protein. If you are diabetic or hypertensive, might ask your doctor to check urine microglobulin. I wouldn't lose sleep over it. ...Read more
When your kidneys are first starting to have problems, and you do not have a lot of protein in your urine, you will not notice any symptoms. The only way to know if you have protein in your urine is to have a urine test. The test for protein in the urine measures the amount of albumin in your urine, compared to the amount of creatinine in your urine. This is called the urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR). A UACR more than 30 mg/g can be a sign of kidney disease.
When your kidney damage gets worse and large amounts of protein escape through your urine, you may notice the following symptoms:
•Foamy, frothy or bubbly-looking urine when you use the toilet
•Swelling in your hands, feet, abdomen or face
If you are having these symptoms, your kidney damage may already be severe. Talk to your health care provider immediately about what may be causing your symptoms and what treatment is best for you. ...Read more
Bubbly/foamy urine. Some doctors say it's normal, some say your kidneys are failing. Which is it?!
6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?
Bubbles: Foamy or bubbly urine is usually a sign of some protein in urine or a change in the PH of your urine (the vinegar and lemon juice). If your pain has decreased, it is likely you have passed the stone. 6 mm is at upper end of size that you may pass on own, have your urologist recheck an X-ray to see if stone still present. If it persists, there are ways for MDs to remove the stone. ...Read more
Does small traces of bubbles constitute 'bubbly urine' or does this refer to only urine with large clusters of bubble?
Either one...: Either small or large bubbles on the surface of urine may denote the presence of foamy urine resulting from the speed of urine flow and the degree of protein in urine. Anyone may have foamy urine off and on; if persistent, be evaluated for possible chronic kidney diseases, which comes along with aging, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic drug use like NAISDs or certain antibiotics. ...Read more
Is bubbly urine is a sign of having a meth drugs in the body? My last take of meth was about 2 months ago.
Urine is normally bubbly.
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.
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I've been dealing with bubbly urine for 11 days so. Blood and urine tests came back neg. Dipsticks positive for protein & blood. What do I do?
Drink water plenty: Find out culture (and sensitivity to antibiotics) report. Most likely you have urinary bladder infection. Speak to your doctor may Rx you appropriate antibiotics ...Read more
Does bubbly urine always mean protein? How come my urine is bubbly but my urine is always negative? 29m, mild hypertension 5 years, uncontrolled.
44 yo male. Total protein was 8.1 (everything else normal). googled and worried about multiple mylenoma. Do I need more tests? No symptoms but sometimes have bubbly urine. Urine dipstick test neg for protein.
Does 1+ protein in urine show very bubbly urine? Doctor not concerned. I have lots of cluster bubbles in my urine bits scaring me.
Bowel irregularities, White, bubbly urine, abdomen quadrant discomfort, both sides, blackouts after standing. Mild eosinophilia, ST2-3 pus cell, UTand cul nor?
Go to ER: You need to get immediate medical attention before you hurt yourself falling. This appears to be a serious issue. ...Read more
I have 4.5 mm kidney stone at the ureterovesical junction, and have bubbly urine in mornings. Why? (renal profiling normal, no protein in urine)
Check 24h urine prot: "bubbly urine" usually indicates protein in the urine but not always. Sometimes just the force of the urinary stream can create "bubbles" in the toilet bowl. But your concern about protein in your urine is valid. I suggest you ask yourdoctor to order a 24-hour urine for protein since it is the most accurate way to detect protein in the urine. ...Read more
42yr old with new monthly scrotal-groin, urethra, perineum muscle pains, bubbly urine, no other symptoms. Is this CPPS or prostititis? How to know?
Can bubbly/ foamy urine be from a bladder infection or is it more a kidney thing I'm a type 1 diabetic with one kidney?
I have had pretty consistent foamy urine, however it is almost completely eliminated with good hydration, is this still a concern?
Probably not.: Historically conventional wisdom has taught us that foamy urine indicates the presence of abnormally high levels of protein in the urine. Turns out this isn't usually the case. It may be related to benign substances in our diet the the kidneys are eliminating. You can see your doctor who can quickly check to see if there is protein in your urine that needs to be worked up. Otherwise don't worry. ...Read more
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Bile, air, medication: Bilirubin causing bilirubinuria can cause foamy urine, also fistula (abnormal connection) between bowel and urinary tract can cause pneumaturia, occasionally a medication like pyridium (phenazopyridine). Most common cause is proteinuria, which if present, should be worked up and treated. ...Read more
Pain in lower left side, and back. Foamy urine with odor. Persistent over a significant period of time, what could be the cause of this?
I have added my medical problems in my profile how ever the passed 6 ws I have foamy urine no burn or itch smells bit sweet plus nycrolepticice food?
My urine is foamy even when I drink a lot of water. If there is protein in my urine what could cause this? Could foamy urine be normal?
Urine analysis: Hi, if you are concerned that you are having urinary symptoms, your primary care doctor can perform an in-office test to examine if there are any abnormalities in your urine. They will then be able to compare the results with your symptoms and determine if there are any abnormalities that need to be treated. ...Read more