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Remedies For 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
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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
I have had pretty consistent foamy urine, however it is almost completely eliminated with good hydration, is this still a concern?
Probably not.: Historically conventional wisdom has taught us that foamy urine indicates the presence of abnormally high levels of protein in the urine. Turns out this isn't usually the case. It may be related to benign substances in our diet the kidneys are eliminating. You can see your doctor who can quickly check to see if there is protein in your urine that needs to be worked up. Otherwise, don't worry. ...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 is present, should be worked up and treated. ...Read more
Pain in lower left side, and back. Foamy urine with odor. Persistent over a significant period, what could be the cause of this?
Not likely: Foamy or bubbly urine is a result of protein spillage in the urine. Tis is usually from high protein diets and poses no health problem, occasionally this care be the heralding sign of kidney disease. I would recommend evaluation by your general practitioner for routine blood and urine tests. If you have had unprotected intercourse, evaluation for stds is also appropriate. ...Read more
I have added my medical problems in my profile however the passed 6 ws I have foamy urine no burn or itch smells bit sweet plus nycrolepticice food?
Bubbly/foamy urine. Some doctors say it's normal, some say your kidneys are failing. Which is it?!
My urine is foamy even when I drink a lot of water. If there is protein in my urine what could cause this? Could foamy urine be normal?
Urine analysis: Hi, if you are concerned that you are having urinary symptoms, your primary care doctor can perform an in-office test to examine if there are any abnormalities in your urine. They will then be able to compare the results with your symptoms and determine if there are any abnormalities that need to be treated. ...Read more
I have had dark yellow and foamy urine almost all the time for about 2 months now, but both my UTI tests came up clean. Should I concern?
Water?: I would check how much WATER you are drinking. Usually 60-80 oz is recommended then be checked further ...Read more
What causes multiple small rock hard lumps on the clavicle areas and under the cheekbone with foamy urine?
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 an urinalysis and see a doctor to rule out variety of kidney conditions. ...Read more
I have PKD, experiencing proteinuria and sometimes foamy urine. 26y. Male. Urologist says nothing of concern. At what point should I be concerned?
Here are some...: PKD is forever and will evolve but at variable yet unpredictable pace. So, how to follow such? No one has a crystal idea. But in my lifelong (45 yrs) experience, I would do blood test for creatinine & BUN yearly so to see its potential trend of change, and get kidney US once every 2-3 yrs x 2-3 times. Over time, the frequency of test could be adjusted. If any significant change, see kidney expert. ...Read more
Does tetracycline cause foamy urine? I started with 500mg a day. 3weeks in and saw foamy urine. It does NT occur everytime I pee but im scared. Help!
I have foamy urine but my recent urinalysis test says there is no protein in my urine although I had traces of protein in my urine some time ago. I repeated the urine test a week later and there was no more protein in my urine but urine still foamy?
Foamy urine: Very rapid urination/strong force can cause foam/bubbles in the urine. If that is the case, it may persist as long as you pee hard and fast. The only other significant cause of foam is proteinuria. If the urine dipstick test remains negative for protein, you're in the clear, but with your history, periodic testing is advised. ...Read more
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 others 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
I have been on tetracycline 500mg a day for acne. 2 weeks in and I notice foamy urine. Please advise. Should I worry?
5 rock hard lumps on both left and right clavicles and 1 above right clavicle and 1 under cheekbone with foamy urine. Is this cancer?
Unusual: Cancer is uncommon in your people. But you need to find out the nature of the rock hard lumps that you have noticed. We need more history of how long they have been there and if they are growing in size. If they show any further growth you should go see your doctor and if they are real, further testing would likely be required to check the lumps ...... Like a biopsy? ...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
I sometimes have foamy urine. I'm a vegan, blood sugar is 85. I rarely have processed food but sweets seem to tie in or excess fruit. I'm 56, 5'6" 118?
Proteins over sugars: Sugars occur naturally in fruits and grains at the end of harvest seasons. That's generally before winter. We did not evolve to eat so much carbohydrate and fructose. A little of this stuff goes a long way. Better to avoid it entirely most of the time. Once in a while is not bad, but only when most your diet mostly protein and vegetables [non starch]. ...Read more
Slight foamy urine.spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl, creatinine 37mg/dl, albumin 2 mg/litre. Is it normal or proteinuria?
Proteinuria: We generally calculate the urine protein to creatinine ratio and as long as the ratio is below 300 mg/g it is considered not significant (yours is only 135mg/g) so your proteinuria is not significant. But the Albumin level you mentioned, is it serum (blood) Albumin level? If yes, it is very low and unlikely! Please verify your Albumin level and it's source (blood or urine). ...Read more