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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

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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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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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.

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

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Side pain and foamy urine as the only symptoms. (No fever) Does this mean I have kidney problems?

Side pain and foamy urine as the only symptoms. (No fever) Does this mean I have kidney problems?

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

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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.

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

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I have had kidney stones for 2 weeks severe pain passing urine but now my skin is itching is this normal?

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

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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

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

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I had a kidney transplant 6 months ago and it itches all the time. What could be causing this?

I had a kidney transplant 6 months ago and it itches all the time. What could be causing this?

Many things: Go over your medication list and your diet with your transplant team. You may also seek the advice of a dermatologist if there is one particular skin area that itches. ...Read more

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If I have foamy urine doesn't that mean excess of protein build up? Does it mean diabetes or kidney probs? Is it normal

If I have foamy urine doesn't that mean excess of protein build up? Does it mean diabetes or kidney probs? Is it normal

Could be: It is a possibility that excess proteins cause this. You should see your primary care doctor that can run a quick urine dipstick and check for proteins, glucose, leucocytes, blood. Hope it helps, good luck :). ...Read more

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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.

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.

Dysuria: You need to have your urine checked for possible infection. Those symptoms are suggestive of a UTI or possibly an std or cystitis. A urine culture and if necessary a vaginal exam with culture can answer the question and get you feeling better. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Pain in labia: You can do soak in a few inches of lukewarm water in the tub several times a day for relief. You should also be seen by your gyn to rule out infections like herpes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Discuss with OB: Could be a urinary tract infection, yeast infection or bacterial vaginal infection. Yeast infection is probably highest on the list. I'd discuss it with your OB. ...Read more

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What does foamy urine mean?

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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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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What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

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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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

Kidney (Definition)

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


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Itch (Definition)

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