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Doctor insights on: Foamy Or Bubbly Urine

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Can Minocycline cause foamy or bubbly urine? Does this mean am diabetic?

Can Minocycline cause foamy or bubbly urine? Does this mean am diabetic?

Yes: You need to see your DR. This may be benign. But it might be indication of kidney problem. Can be protein in urine. Sometimes bile. Sometimes a med (pyridium). Diabetes is a common finding when there is protein in the urine. There are several hundred other possible causes. ...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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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?

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?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a term for finding protein in the urine. It is a common finding and occurs for many reasons. Proteinuria can be normal in some patients but indicative of a health problem in others.

Speak with your physician regarding this finding. ...Read more

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Can pain medications such as hydrocodone/nsaids and/or multi vitamins cause foamy bubbly urine. I have it about 80% of the time.

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

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What are the reason of bubbly & foamy urine? Thanks.

What are the reason of bubbly & foamy urine? Thanks.

Kidney problems: 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

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Bubbly/foamy urine. Some doctors say it's normal, some say your kidneys are failing. Which is it?!

Bubbly/foamy urine. Some doctors say it's normal, some say your kidneys are failing. Which is it?!

Urine protein: You should have a simple urinalysis done to see if there is protein in the urine. In addition, if you are diabetic you should have a test done for microscopic amounts of albumin in the urine. ...Read more

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6mm kidney stone not passing-pain lessened but now very foamy bubbly (maybe sandy)urine after drinking lemon juice and vinegar-is this normal?

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

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Does small traces of bubbles constitute 'bubbly urine' or does this refer to only urine with large clusters of bubble?

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

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Is bubbly urine is a sign of having a meth drugs in the body? My last take of meth was about 2 months ago.

Is bubbly urine is a sign of having a meth drugs in the body? My last take of meth was about 2 months ago.

No: 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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does bubbly urine always mean protein? How come my urine is bubbly but my urine is always negative? 29m, mild hypertension 5 years, uncontrolled.

Does bubbly urine always mean protein? How come my urine is bubbly but my urine is always negative? 29m, mild hypertension 5 years, uncontrolled.

Bubbly urine: Bubbly urine is not specific for any particular pathology. If you have hypertension, it needs to be controlled and you should work with your dr. To get it controlled. ...Read more

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Does 1+ protein in urine show very bubbly urine? Doctor not concerned. I have lots of cluster bubbles in my urine bits scaring me.

Does 1+ protein in urine show very bubbly urine? Doctor not concerned. I have lots of cluster bubbles in my urine bits scaring me.

That is mucus: Despite some books, most bubbles on urine are due to traces of mucus. 1+ proteinuria is seldom serious but your physician can evaluate it. ...Read more

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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)

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

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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?

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?

Check the kidney: Foamy urine is most likely from protein in the urine, which is a sign of albuminuria, (nephrotic sydrome), a result of nephropathy or kidney disease from diabetes. Treatment with ace inhibitor can help reduce the quantity of protein leaking into the urine. ...Read more

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Foamy urine is good for health?

Foamy urine is good for health?

Foamy urine: Foamy urine may mean that protein (albumin) is being leaked out to urine, have your doctor check you for proteinuria. ...Read more

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I have had pretty consistent foamy urine, however it is almost completely eliminated with good hydration, is this still a concern?

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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What does foamy urine mean?

Possibly proteinuria: Suggest you get a simple urinalysis to check for protein in your urine. ...Read more

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I've had foamy urine for two could this be a problem?

I've had foamy urine for two could this be a problem?

Foamy urine: It could. I don't want to worry you, but protein in the urine can cause foaming. A simple urine test at you doctors could rule this out. ...Read more

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What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Normal urine: Normal urine will produce foam depending on how the stream hits the already voided urine. ...Read more

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What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

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

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Does yellow-colored slight frothy/foamy urine a symptom of diabetes? 27 year old female.

Does yellow-colored slight frothy/foamy urine a symptom of diabetes? 27 year old female.

YELLOW: Yellow is concentrated and foamy can be protein. These should be checked with your doctor if they persist. ...Read more

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I have extremely foamy urine every time I go I heard this could be kidney disease?

I have extremely foamy urine every time I go I heard this could be kidney disease?

Possibly: Are you taking extra protein for athletic reasons? Could be a sign of extra protein being excreted. Best to see a physician to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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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?

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