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Doctor insights on: What Does Cloudy Urine Mean

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Can doctors tell me what does occasional cloudy urine mean?

Can doctors tell me what does occasional cloudy urine mean?

See below: Get a urine analysis when it is cloudy, and it will help to determine the cause. ...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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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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What can cloudy urine mean?

What can cloudy urine mean?

Multiple things: Cloudy urine can mean several things such as infection, kidney stones, obstruction of urine, retention of urine, or possibly medication induced. A urological evaluation will sort out the etiology. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have cloudy urine?

What does it mean to have cloudy urine?

Infection, bleeding: Cloudy urine is caused by small particles that block the passage of light, the most innocuous cause would be the precipitation of amorphous salts, usually phosphates, this usually happens when the urine cools prior to testing. Serious causes such as infection, or bleeding need evaluation.

A urinalysis and discussion with your doctor should clear this up. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have cloudy urine?

Many possibilities: It could be a transient occurrence from something you ate or drank, but more likely the prodrome (or telling finding) of a uti. If it does not clear up in 1-2 days, or other symptoms appear (especially back ache, headache, fever or burning on urination), it needs to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am diabetic once I was told in a class that always watch out for cloudy urine I 4got what is means I been havin cloudy urine every day when I wakeup?

I am diabetic once I was told in a class that always watch out for cloudy urine I 4got what is means I been havin cloudy urine every day when I wakeup?

Proteinuria: In kidney disease, large protein losses in urine causes cloudy urine. That is what you are trying to remember, probably. However, you also could have other reasons like urine infection. Make sure your doc evaluates your urinalysis. Also, much intake of vegetables and dairy products (like milk shake) together, causes cloudy urine due to excretion of particulate undissolved phosphorus in urine. ...Read more

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What could cloudy urine but not a UTI mean?

What could cloudy urine but not a UTI mean?

Dietary?: If your urine is just cloudy with no other symptoms then it is probably nothing to worry about. It could be something in your diet. Multivitamins, medications, and some foods are well known to change the color of urine. I would recommend a urine culture if it has yet to be done. ...Read more

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Does having cloudy urine mean that I'm HIV positive?

Does having cloudy urine mean that I'm HIV positive?

No: Clouded urine can occur simply from precipitation of salts in the urine as they hit the toilet water, or there can be infection, or other explanations. If you think you may have been exposed to hiv, strongly suggest you be tested asap. And in the future practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Urine test shows traces or leukocytes and protieon, does that mean uti, pH is 7.0. I have pain in my back and pelvis area. No burning or cloudy urine. Should I take macrobid?

Urine test shows traces or leukocytes and protieon, does that mean uti, pH is 7.0. I have pain in my back and pelvis area. No burning or cloudy urine. Should I take macrobid?

Not without Rx: While you may indeed have a uti, taking a medication that requires a prescription should not be done without physician oversight. There may be reasons unrelated to your symptoms that prevent a physician from wanting you to be on a particular medication. ...Read more

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What causes cloudy urine?

What causes cloudy urine?

Many things: While it could be infection (UTI) it could just be debri or phosphates. If you're not having any other symptoms probably no issue. Www. Peedoc. Com. ...Read more

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What causes cloudy urine?

What causes cloudy urine?

Particles: Particles suspended in urine cause light to be scattered and cloudy. These particles could be white or red blood cells / debris / crystals. Someitmes very concentrated urine will appear cloudy. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine in toddlers?

UTI: If with cloudy urine associated with frequent urination, check for UTI and other renal problems. ...Read more

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What does cloudy urine hint at?

What does cloudy urine hint at?

Cloudy urine: Cloudy urine can come from infections in the urine or also from crystals forming in the urine to make it appear cloudy. If you have no changes in your urinary symptoms you can try increasing your fluid intake and see if this clears. ...Read more

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What does cloudy urine look like?

What does cloudy urine look like?

Well, Sorta Cloudy: Normally urine is clear to clear yellow. As dehydration occurs, this can result in a darker yellow or amber color. Some medications can discolor the urine as well.
Cloudy urine is to clear urine as orange soda is to orange juice. You see a lot of stuff floating in it but you can't see through it. If you have cloudy urine and burning, see your md. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for cloudy urine?

What are some reasons for cloudy urine?

Many benign options: If asymptomatic the most probable explanation is urinary phosphates. They come out of solution when the urine is alkaline and look "cloudy" then later, when the urine is acidic again, the phosphates will be in solution and when you void, you won't see them. Other causes are yeast, urine bacterial infection, or more serious causes usually associated with symptoms. ...Read more

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What does light, cloudy urine indicate?

What does light, cloudy urine indicate?

Rule out infection: Not sure what you meant by light but cloudy urine can be due to infection or protein usually. May need to check your doctor to get urinalysis done and may be culture. ...Read more

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What does cloudy urine indicate for men?

What does cloudy urine indicate for men?

? UTI: Cloudy urine in man or woman indicates a possible urinary tract infection. You need to see your primary doctor and have urinalysis and urine culture to check for infection. The urinalysis will also check for other things (sugar, protein, etc.) in the urine. ...Read more

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What is cloudy urine from? Like 3 times a week?

What is cloudy urine from? Like 3 times a week?

Phosphate crystals: By far the main cause of on and off cloudy urine is the formation of phosphate crystals, which results from various combinations of fluid and food intake. It's harmless. You can check it out by adding 1-2 drops of acid (e.g. vinegar) to a sample of cloudy urine. It will immediately turn crystal clear. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cloudy urine (quality: strong odor).?

I am experiencing cloudy urine (quality: strong odor).?

In healthy males: A cloudy/strong odor usually is based upon 1. your level of HYDRATION (cncentrated urine smells more and is more "cloudy") Your diet also influences urine odor (asparagus a good example)
Hope this info helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm 20 and have dark cloudy urine often should I be worried?

I'm 20 and have dark cloudy urine often should I be worried?

Dark, cloudy is: Not normal. No other symptoms? Try hydrating well - if not change d/w your physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cloudy urine with strong odor?

What is the definition or description of: Cloudy urine with strong odor?

Here is. ..: Cloudy malodorous urine is annoying, but could be normal at certain time of life resulting from concentrated urine & what consumed. Any doubt on such? Be evaluated to confirm no UTI at least. How to get the related things for good medical care done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html & in self-explanatorily selected categories in ForeMeFirst. Com. ...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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Cloudy urine with strong odor all week. Any of you possibly know what I should do?

Cloudy urine with strong odor all week. Any of you possibly know what I should do?

Infection: This may be a bladder infection. A quick visit to your doctor should get you an answer. A urinalysis can be done in the office easily. ...Read more

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Can someone define cloudy urine to me and how I can test whether my urine is cloudy?

Can someone define cloudy urine to me and how I can test whether my urine is cloudy?

Visual: Cloudy is hard to see through. Clear is easy to see through. There is no test. One just looks at the urine and tells. ...Read more