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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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What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and really light ?

What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and really light ?

It could be : a sign of a urinary tract infection, especially if you have any burning sensation, increase in urination/frequency or pain over your bladder when pushing on it. You should see a doctor and have your urine checked if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and burns?

What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and burns?

UTI: It liklely means you have an infection..either a garden variety bacterial infection or STD like gonorrrhea/chlamydia etc. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your urine is cloudy?

What exactly does it mean if your urine is cloudy?

Normal or infection: Most common cause of cloudy urine is harmless sediment. Less likely is infection, in which case urine is likely to smell and you would have symptoms of frequency & burning on urination & possibly pelvic pain. Kidney disease or tumor of bladder or kidney can cause cloudy urine due to very small amounts of blood, but these are least likely causes.Urinalysis will rule in/out most mediical conditions. ...Read more

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When your urine is cloudy and it has a smell. What does that mean?

When your urine is cloudy and it has a smell. What does that mean?

A UTI: Cloudy urine with an odor is usually due to a UTI , urinary tract infection this requires a urine culture and antibiotic therapy. ...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

Cloudy Urine (Definition)

Cloudy or murky urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection, which may also have an offensive smell. Murky urine may also be caused by the presence of bacteria, mucus, white blood cells or red blood cells, epithelial ...Read more