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When Urine Sits Becomes Cloudy
My two year olds urine becomes cloudy if it sits in our toilet very long. But is never cloudy when She firsts pees. She has been drinking a lot of mil?
Don't overthink this: Urine is one of the trash collections eliminated by the body. It contains urates (salts of protein breakdown), water and other debris. If it sits in the toilet for any period of time, the material in the water will combine with some of the urine and eventual clouding is common. If it bothers you talk with her doc. ...Read more
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
Cloudy urine: Changes in the urine can be a sign of a serious illness or something less concerning. A medical evaluation is highly recommended. Some things that can make the urine look cloudy in a male are foods, medications, infection, retrograde ejaculation, bladder problems among others. A urine analysis is required to further determine if this is serious or not. ...Read more
Cloudy urine.: Some cause of a cloudy urine could be (1) infection, which should be associated with typical symptoms of infection, (2) concentrated urine, with a large amount of toxins being removed from the body in a smaller amount of urine. If this persists, then a urinalysis would be in order. ...Read more
What could be wrong with my body if my urine for several months now has had a strong unusual odor, and is cloudy? Can it be serious?
Probable infection: Of the urinary tract. It is extremely common in women and usually not serious, but this has been going on for awhile so you need to get a urinalysis and culture and get started on some treatment. You can see a HealthTap concierge doctor or see any clinic for this. Good Luck! ...Read more
My husband's urine has become rather cloudy and strong smelling. He doesn't have any pain when he urinates or anything like that though. What's wrong?
This could be something as simple as being dehydrated or he could be taking dietary supplements like vitamins which could also do this. If he is eating a diet high in certain vegetables like asparagus or brussle sprouts, his urine will smell strong but, of course he could still have an infection. He
needs a urinalaysis to rule out this possibility.
Have him see his doc. ...Read more
Is it okay for urine that's kept standing in an uncapped bottle for 1-2 hrs to become a lil cloudy? Its evenly cloudy. Nothing has settled at the bottom
Hello, I am being tested for endometritosis, and I have recently started having white particles in my urine and its quite cloudy to, is this connected?
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
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
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
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
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