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Does having cloudy urine mean that i'm HIV positive?

Does having cloudy urine mean that i'm HIV positive?

No: Clouded urine can occur simply from precipitation of salts in the urine as they hit the toilet water, or there can be infection, or other explanations. If you think you may have been exposed to hiv, strongly suggest you be tested asap. And in the future practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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 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 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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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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Is cloudy urine always a sign of infection?

Is cloudy urine always a sign of infection?

Certainly not: Can be due to so called "amorphous debris" which is innocent sediment often found in alkaline urine. Chyluria can also cause a milky cloudy urine. Chyle is a substance comprising lymph plus fatty material. Can occur during pregnancy and number of other medical conditions permitting lymph to leak into the urine. Utis are usually symptomatic, but, not always. ...Read more

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What could cloudy urine but not a UTI mean?

What could cloudy urine but not a UTI mean?

Dietary?: If your urine is just cloudy with no other symptoms then it is probably nothing to worry about. It could be something in your diet. Multivitamins, medications, and some foods are well known to change the color of urine. I would recommend a urine culture if it has yet to be done. ...Read more

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Terrible flank pain & smelly cloudy urine ?

Terrible flank pain  & smelly cloudy urine ?

Flank pain: This may be a kidney stone stuck in the renal pelvis or the ureter. Likewise, it could also represent a kidney infection (pylonephritis). While the sotne, if a stone will likely pass..the proximal infection (above the stone) may not resolve on its own. You should likely go see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Period is 11 days late and i'm having cloudy urine?

Period is 11 days late and i'm having cloudy urine?

Pregnancy test: Anytime the period is late and a woman has been having sex, the first thing to do is a urine home pregnancy test. Drinking lots of water wouldn't hurt with what you're describing either. It would be helpful to get an evaluation if the period doesn't come and the urine is still cloudy, there may be an infection. ...Read more

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What's the significance of a cloudy urine specimen?

What's the significance of a cloudy urine specimen?

Not much: 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

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Can eating a lot of cheese pizza cause cloudy urine?

Can eating a lot of cheese pizza cause cloudy urine?

Possible, ...: Yes, it is possible as your repeated observation confirming such a connection will suffice to be self evidenced. Urine cloudiness at times commonly occurs reflecting what we consume to affect urine pH; if alkaline, likely to be cloudy due to more amorphous phosphate crystals. To assure, do urinalysis with a properly collected fresh urine so to avoid unwanted contamination. If ok, so are you. Best. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more