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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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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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Cloudy strong odour urine a symptom of appendicitis?

Cloudy strong odour urine a symptom of appendicitis?

Not usually: Buit it is a sign of dehydration and or urinary tract infection which can cause abdominal pain as will a ureteral calculus or kidney stone. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is cloudy urine a sign of pregnancy ?acey

Is cloudy urine a sign of pregnancy ?acey

No: Classic pregnancy sxs usually begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings & aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line & ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Is itching a symptom of kidney stone?

Is itching a symptom of kidney stone?

Itch.: I wouldn't think that being itchy would be suggestive of a kidney stone. ...Read more

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Is smelly urine a symptom of pregnancy?

Is smelly urine a symptom of pregnancy?

Less likely.: Smelly urine could be from the food, drink and vitamins that you take or from dehydration or chronic medical condition - diabetes, liver/kidney problems etc. ...Read more

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Is cloudy urine a sign of pregnancy ?

Is cloudy urine a sign of pregnancy ?

Not usually: Not usually. Get a pregnancy test to be sure or get checked by your doctor. Cloudy urine may be related to different sediments in urine and sometimes infection. ...Read more

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Is pus a normal symptom of cystitis?

Is pus a normal symptom of cystitis?

Pus or white cells: In urine are usually present in the urine with cystitis. ...Read more

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Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Is white sediment in urine a sign of infection?

Not necessarily: It could simply be salts precipitating out as the urine hits the toilet water. On the other hand if you are having white discharge from the urethra (tube running from bladder out), then this should be seen by a doctor pronto. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is change in urine an early symptom of kidney failure?

Is change in urine an early symptom of kidney failure?

Not reliable: Your urine color/odor changes throughout the day--do you notice that couple of hours after consuming coffe you pee smell differently? Or after eating asparagus? Use of some meds/vitamin can change color of urine. So this is not reliable. If u have causes for concern for kidney disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus/arthritis, chronic med use etc...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is having wbcs in urine a sign of hiv?

Is having wbcs in urine a sign of hiv?

HIV: Wbcs can be present in the urine for many different reasons, most commonly simple utis. It is not a sign of hiv. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV please go and get tested asap, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Hey doctors foul smelly urine is a symptom of bladder infection ?

Hey doctors foul smelly urine is a symptom of bladder infection ?

Not a reliable symp.: Some people equate smelly urine an infection- inferred because "the smell must be the result of byproducts of bacterial activity in the urine". However, please remember that a patient must have symptoms of a urinary infection to secure the diagnosis- if the patient is asymptomatic, then the smell is likely because of a dietary byproduct or a a substance that is excreted in the urine. ...Read more

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Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Needs attention: It is not normal to have even a trace blood in the urine , it could simple infection, or early kidney damage, or even a tumor need to see your physician to find the cause. ...Read more

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Is the smell of urine a sign of diabetes?

Is the smell of urine a sign of diabetes?

It could: It could be a sing of diabetes, or medications, foods, and other things. See a doctor and tell them about it. ...Read more

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Does leukocytes in urine mean a UTI is present?

Does leukocytes in urine mean a UTI is present?

No: Wbc 's in the urine (pyuria) means there is inflammation somewhere along the urinary tract. Though an infection can cause a pyuria in many cases, other non- infectious causes exist: presence of a catheter, trauma, passing a kidney stone, lupus, are examples. ...Read more

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Is blood a symptom of urethritis?

Is blood a symptom of urethritis?

Can be. : Along with several other symptoms. You need to confirm as it can be from something else. ...Read more

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What is the color of urine with a bladder infection?

What is the color of urine with a bladder infection?

Varies: Some urine samples may have normal color associated with them even in presence of urinary tract infection, whereas others may be bloody, turbid (cloudy), more dark (mostly due to higher concentration). ...Read more

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Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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Been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) recpen last day of amoxil for kidney infection still have flank pain and cloudy urine if infection still there should I be admitted?

Been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) recpen last day of  amoxil for kidney infection still have flank pain and cloudy urine if infection still there should I be admitted?

Probably: Best thing is to reach out and call your doctor. If you go to an er who does your urine test, blood test and temperature, they can also call your doctor after that. If you still have a white count, fever, and dirty urine, they will admit you. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling... ...Read more

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Kidney infection?back pain, restless sleep, cloudy urine, no burning,pee a lot/feel i have to pee but can't. No fever little nausea night sweats

Kidney infection?back pain, restless sleep, cloudy urine, no burning,pee a lot/feel i have to pee but can't. No fever little nausea night sweats

Bladder problem : back pain with cloudy urine can be a sign of infection or a kidney stone but could also be high sugar or other bladder problems. Drink lots of fluids and If it continues its best to be seen by a medical professional and have your urine and possibly your blood tested. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cloudy urine a symptom of, if anything?

Sometimes nothing: Cloudy urine may be simply the result of dietary changes. If no symptoms are present, cloudy urine is usually nothing to worry about. If burning or stinging is present, then this may indicate an infection. ...Read more

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I have urinalysis test results with cloudy urine, mucus present, wbc >30 WBC Esterase +3 epithelial cells non renal >10 I don’t have any UTI symptom?

I have urinalysis test results with cloudy urine, mucus present, wbc >30 WBC Esterase +3 epithelial cells non renal >10 I don’t have any UTI symptom?

Why was UA done?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, a person can have urinary infection and not have symptoms. Please discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the test.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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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Male, 51, occasional cloudy urine for the past 6 weeks. No other symptoms, never on consecutive urinations. Color is always yellow. Cause for concern?

Male, 51, occasional cloudy urine for the past 6 weeks. No other symptoms, never on consecutive urinations. Color is always yellow. Cause for concern?

Cloudy: If there are no symptoms and you feel fine then it likely reflects something in your diet. If you are concerned then your doctor can get a urinalysis and culture to be sure. ...Read more

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What symptoms that would go along with cloudy urine that would be worrisome?

What symptoms that would go along with cloudy urine that would be worrisome?

Cloudy urine: It is seldom that cloudy urine as visualized by an individual has any significance absent symptoms of burning on urination, frequency, urgency, pain over the pubic bones where your bladder is, and rarely fever. The cloudiness is commonly due to salts precipitating out once the urine hits the water in the toilet bowl. ...Read more

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Itching discharge odor & cloudy urine, what is this a sign of?

Itching discharge odor & cloudy urine, what is this a sign of?

Yeast Infection: You probably have a yeast infection. I recommend getting tested for this at the doctors so that they can prescribe you some medications to get rid of it faster. ...Read more

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Can cloudy urine without smell or unusual color be a sign of ketosis?

Can cloudy urine without smell or unusual color be a sign of ketosis?

Cloudy urine usually: Means alkaine urine with some sediment, and is normal, especially if there is no smell. It can sometimes signify a urinary infection, however urinary infections are usually associated with additional symptoms such as burning on urination, or need to urinate frequently. ...Read more

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I have had cloudy urine for 3 days, I am drinking lots of water, no other symptoms?! It comes and goes throughout the day, freaking out please help!!

I have had cloudy urine for 3 days, I am drinking lots of water, no other symptoms?!  It comes and goes throughout the day, freaking out please help!!

Entirely normal: Cloudy urine is not abnormal if it occurs without other symptoms like painful urination, urgency, or discharge. It's due to intake of fluids, various foods, etc. Cloudiness usually is from microscopic phosphate crystals; you can check this possibility by adding a few drops of vinegar to a urine sample, which probably will turn it crystal clear. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Toddler has cloudy urine in the morning.It seems to go away after first urine. Sometimes if it's concentrated urine it appears cloudy. He doesn't complain of any pain. Uncircumcised. It has been going on for a few months but no other symptoms. Cause?

Toddler has cloudy urine in the morning.It seems to go away after first urine. Sometimes if it's concentrated urine it appears cloudy. He doesn't complain of any pain. Uncircumcised. It has been going on for a few months but no other symptoms. Cause?

More concentrated: Urine is named for the "urate" salts which it contains. These are byproducts of protein metabolism & discarded into the waste in the urine. The first morning urine tends to be the most concentrated urine. More concentration=more salts=occasionally cloudy. It is normal. ...Read more

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I have had cloudy urine now the past few times I have gone: no pain, odor, odd colors. I think I'm close to starting my period too. Sign or problem?

I have had cloudy urine now the past few times I have gone: no pain, odor, odd colors. I think I'm close to starting my period too. Sign or problem?

Cloudy urine: You probably are fine. It probably reflects being slightly dehydrated, increased physical activity, or something ingested (commonly vitamins, some medications, and foods). Increased frequency is something to watch for. I agree with you that it may well be linked to your period. If it persists, I would recommend follow up with your local physician to rule out possible infection or diabetes. ...Read more

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Dark cloudy urine and high bilirubin (31) young man What is the cause? No other symptoms...

Dark cloudy urine and high bilirubin (31)  young man
What is the cause? No other symptoms...

High bilirubin : dark colored urine and increased bilirubin may be due to some form of hepatitis. Usually it's accompanied by right upper abdominal pain and jaundice-yellow sclera of the eyes. stool may turn pale clay color. There are multiple causes of hepatitis: viral, obstructive due to blockage in a gall bladder or from some medications. You need to see a doctor for further blood work and abdominal sonogram ...Read more