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Kidney Itching Foamy 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
Bubbly/foamy urine. Some doctors say it's normal, some say your kidneys are failing. Which is it?!
Can Hashimoto's disease cause kidney peoblems? For the last couple of months now I've been presenting foamy urine and pain in both kidneys.
No.: There is no association between Hashimoto's disease and kidney disease directly, however Hashimoto's is an autoimmune condition and you need to be checked for other autoimmune conditions (type 1 diabetes, lupus, etc). Make sure to get a urinalysis and see a doctor to rule out variety of kidney conditions. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Foamy urine can be caused by forceful urination, dehydration or some other rare and more serious conditions. Make sure that you are drinking 60-80 oz of water daily and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Urinate when you first feel the urge, don't wait until your bladder is over full. If the pain and foamy urine continue see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Hello, I had bubbles and foamy urine. Had blood tested and it said kidney function was normal and doc said it was insignificant internet says its bad.
Proteinuria: Bubbles/foamy urine could be insignificant and due to very forceful urinary stream, but it could also be indicative of proteinuria (protein in the urine). This may not show up on a blood test and you can have "normal kidney function" and still have proteinuria. Your history states that you have pain and otc meds (nsaids) can cause proteinuria. Have your physician check urine for protein. ...Read more
Foamy urine wen I pee into the toilet bowl water, but not when I do it on the bowl walls. Should I worry? (4mm kidney stone, no protein in urine test)
Normal: While yes, protein in urine can cause foaming, it can just happen also. Do not worry about it. ...Read more
I have had kidney stones for 2 weeks severe pain passing urine but now my skin is itching is this normal?
No sure But...: Itching is not part of kidney stones to my knowledge. But, besides allergic reaction possibly, there is a possibility of high phosphates and/or high parathyroid hormone levels, both can cause stones and itching. Also, high kidney numbers can result from stones and can cause itching. Would discuss with my doctor to check these if not done. ...Read more
Since 2 days, when I go to pass urine, it has been coming out v v slowly. In a tiny way. Even when I put prressure it comes out in a tiny thread. And this happens when I have urge to urinate. No itching no discharge. However I had kidney stones 6 months back
Concerning.: A couple of things come to mind: there can be something obstructing or compressing the urethra. Sometimes medications can cause difficulty urinating like your describing. It can be a urinary tract infection. Finally, neurologic problems can cause this. You really need to get evaluated by your physician and have a thorough exam and urine test. ...Read more
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?
The opening where my urine comes out it itches at times and when I touch it, it seems like skin or something is coming out. Is it pin worms?
If I have foamy urine doesn't that mean excess of protein build up? Does it mean diabetes or kidney probs? Is it normal
Frequent urge to pee. Cloudy urine. It burns/itches a bit when I pee. Lots of watery/milky discharge for a few days. There is no odor.
Ok so I have heard that some symptoms of kidney failure is itching and discolored pee. My whole back itches and my pee is clear. Kidney failure?
No: The worst scenatrio is kidney infection. Unlikely, do urinalysis. ...Read more
Hello I a 44 yo male that had a stent (kidney to bladder for kidney stones) a week ago... It burns and itches constantly. And temp is 96.3. Is this no?
String Theory: Those things are very annoying. The less time one's in, the better. Did they tell you how long until they'll get rid of the stone and then take it out? It might be "forgotten"unless you ask. Then ask again. Your symptoms are probably skin irritation. But that's a set-up for an infection, so watch it closely. If on the outside, a little bit of steroid cream might help; on the inside? Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
20 year old female with vaginal problems. Burned when urinating, now my clitoris itches and burns when scratched, now I can't hold my urine, odorous.?
Yeast? UTI? STD?: This sounds like a yeast infection. However, the "can't hold urine" symptom could be from a bacterial urinary tract infection. Depending on sexual risks, an STD like chlamydia or gonorrhea is possible. Whatever the cause, it should be easy to diagnose and treat. See a doctor. It's probably nothing dangerous, but you still should be examined in the next couple of days. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a rash under my bottom lip. Don't have any other symptoms of herpes like burning urine or sores "down there" it doesn't hurt just itches?
Rash: It would be rash of me to try and suggest a diagnosis without seeing this eruption. You need to be examined by a doctor and have suggestions made for cause and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Urine infection? So my private parts been burning a bit when I pee. It also itches a little too. I thought know its cause I shaved but I don't know
Swollen lump of skin on inner labia goes up to the clitoris. Stings if urine hits it. Itches from time to time. What OTC could I use to help it?
Vaginal area hurts burns and itches took a UTI screening test showed I was positive for leucocytes in my urine and the nitrate was negative help me!
Smelly urine no burning/pain when peeing but vagina itches & hurts to wipe w/toilet paper like its cutting me down there im 13 weeks preg what's wrong?
Foamy urine for 4 months.24 hour urine protein 121 mg. Dipstick faint trace albumin. Epididymis 5 mm. Flank pain. Serum creatinine 1.2.Kidney disease?
Infection v. stone: Suggest renal ultrasound and treatment for epidiimytis. Medical workup for albuminuria should be done. ...Read more
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
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
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?
Semantics: No difference.Get a more detailed answer ›
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more