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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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Is cloudy urine like urine infections or anything like that?

Is cloudy urine like urine infections or anything like that?

Perhaps: Cloudy urine can be an indication of a uti. In fact, it usually is. However, cloudy urine can be caused by kidney disorders as well. Getting a urinalysis (testing the urine) is the first step regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine, odor & pain. Is this probably an infection?

Cloudy urine, odor & pain. Is this probably an infection?

Yes: Cloudy urine, with an unusual odor and pain upon urination signal probable urinary tract infection. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause cloudy urine other than a tract infection?

What can cause cloudy urine other than a tract infection?

Urine: Most commonly this is due to precipitation of salts in the toilet bowl as there is a sudden change in the ph and therefore in the pka of the various calcium, magnesium and oxalate salts in the urine. ...Read more

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What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?

What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?

Possibly: Urinary tract infections don't tend to be "occasional." they tend to have a start and an end. You should definitely have a urine test to see what is there especially at the time of symptoms. ...Read more

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Does having a yeast infection cause you to have some what cloudy urine? I don't have UTI symptoms.

Does having a yeast infection cause you to have some what cloudy urine? I don't have UTI symptoms.

See answer: Vaginal yeast infection usually associated with whitish vaginal discharge, redness, vaginal irritation/burning/itching. If discharge mixes with the urine after leaving the bladder then may give contaminated urine a cloudy appearance. Urine, on the other hand, may normally vary from clear to cloudy depending on the effect of diet on urine ph: if too acid or alkaline causes precipitation of sediment. ...Read more

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Have a vaginal infection.Occasion burning at end of urinating, cloudy urine a few times once mild discomfort above pubic bone.All due to vaginal prob?

Have a vaginal infection.Occasion burning at end of urinating, cloudy urine a few times once mild discomfort above pubic bone.All due to vaginal prob?

Related, not due to: Vaginal infection sometimes comes with infection of the surrounding area e.g. Urethral or bladder infection. This happens frequently in std and yeast infection. Your family doc can treat that for you, if you haven't already seen him/her. ...Read more

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Intermittent bloody urine -yrs. Urologist found 0. Now cola-colored cloudy urine w blood, rbcs, ketone \u0026 mucus. 0 infection. T2dm \u0026 htn well ctrolled

Intermittent bloody urine -yrs. Urologist found 0. Now cola-colored cloudy urine w blood,  rbcs, ketone \u0026 mucus. 0 infection. T2dm \u0026 htn well ctrolled

Hematuria : If you have not seen a urologist in a while i suggest reevaluation. You may also need to see a nephrologist as the bleeding may be of kidney origin. ...Read more

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+2w Kidney stone & infection. Dr. gave 7d of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) last week, but still have some flank pain, cloudy urine (floating specks), small stones. What next?

+2w Kidney stone & infection. Dr. gave 7d of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) last week, but still have some flank pain, cloudy urine (floating specks), small stones. What next?

Continue Rx and f/u: If there is obstruction and infection with kidney stone it is a potentially serious even life threatening problem. Both the obstruction and infection need to be treated and eliminated. US or other imaging can diagnose and confirm resolution of obstruction. F/u urine testing and culture can diagnose and confirm resolution of infection. ...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?

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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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 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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I have a bladder infection, cloudy urine, hurts to pee, and brown discharge. This is my second bladder infection, is brown discharge normal ?

I have a bladder infection, cloudy urine, hurts to pee, and brown discharge. This is my second bladder infection, is brown discharge normal ?

Can be: urinary tract infections can cause urine to turn into various colors or cause no change. You describe a discharge though ,which to me makes me think you are not referring to urine color but rather to a substance with higher viscosity that urine. I would see your Doctor to ensure this discharge is not coming from your vagina as opposed to the urine. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more