Cloudy Urine

Cloudy urine is caused due to various reasons, such as sexually transmitted diseases, dehydration, autoimmune disorders with infection, and inflammation affecting the urinary tract. Cloudy urine is also seen during diabetes, preeclampsia, and heart disease. It is seen in all age groups, and it can present with other symptoms, such as foul odor and burning sensation during urination. It is necessary to consult a doctor soon when there is persistent cloudy urine.

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Should I be worried about the white stuff in my urine as I have only one kidney?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old guy, with one kidney. One year ago, I made a CT scan with contrast. A week after this event, I started to have white stuff in the urine. If I am sitting, there are white things floating on the surface. If I am up, it starts to foam a lot. So, I did a blood and urine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, let us discuss the prognosis of a single kidney. I have had many patients in the OPD (out patient department) with an incidentally detected single kidney in the age group of 60's. Also,...  Read Full »

My urine color is slightly hazy. Is it due to unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with a woman of unknown status 35 days ago. I took a few tests today morning. Attached are the results. Is there anything to worry about regarding the slightly hazy color of the urine? There is no pain or burning sensation while urinating or during sex or ejacula...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. The tests are within normal ranges (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Though the chances of tests coming positive later are very low, you can go for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HCV (hepatitis C virus) antibodies, HBs...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from cloudy urine for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last one month, I have been suffering from cloudy urine. It is intermittent and does not happen every day. But, when I am urinating I can visually see my urine changing color to milky white. It happens nearly always at the end of my urine stream. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cloudy urine could be too many causes like phosphaturia (phosphorus in urine), pyuria (pus in urine), chyluria (chyle in urine), stone disease, etc. The exact content that is causing cloudiness should be identified and treatment given accordingly. Do urine routine, u...  Read Full »

Why do I have brown discharge and fatigue after Ortho-Cyclen pills?

Query: Dear doctor, I am on Ortho-Cyclen pills for five months. I skipped my placebo pills and went on to the next pack. Now, I am having stomach cramps after eating, brown discharge, cloudy urine, and fatigue. Kindly advise me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sini. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Placebo pills are just vitamin tablets. So, skipping those pills will not cause any problem. Stomach cramps might be due to gastritis. For this, you can take some antacid. For "brownish discharge, cloudy urine and fatigue" please take urine pregnancy test. If it is ne...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing frequent urination with cloudy urine and itchiness in my vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female who is experiencing frequent urination with cloudy urine. I seem to have noticed that the walls of my vagina are very dry, and it is getting uncomfortably itchy that my sleep gets interrupted. What can I do to stop the itching and get my urination back to nor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are likely suffering from a urinary tract infection and possibly vulvovaginal candidiasis. Please send a picture of the buttocks region's lesions to confirm tinea or ringworm infection before medicines can be advised. Also, in the meantime, you can start using th...  Read Full »

Are pus cells in the urine normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My urine pus cells are six to eight/hpf, epithelial cells are two to four/hpf. My general practitioner suggested antibiotics. Should I go for it?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your text. If you do not have symptoms like pain or burning while urination, then there is no need to take antibiotics. Yes, if you got previously mentioned symptoms with a test like this, you can take antibiotics for one week and do an ultrasound scan on follo...  Read Full »

Could UTI cause cloudy urine and irritation during urination?

Query: Hello. I thought I had a UTI. I have a little bit of irritation when I use the bathroom and my pee tends to be really cloudy. Sometimes I itch but that’s rarely. I also seem to have the urge to keep peeing but I can’t. This has gone on for about 1 week and a half. I’m 15 and my mom...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Answer: Good day to you Ma'am what you are describing seems likely to be a Urinary tract infection. It's fairly common among women and nothing to be worried about. Have you have fever in the past few days? Urine getting cloudy suggests proteins being present in the urine. Have you noticed any swelling aroun...  Read Full »

How to treat UTI with cloudy urine and painful urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old female. I have UTI symptoms since Monday, about four days now. I have cloudy urine with strong smell and stinging pain while urinating. I do not want to go to the hospital due to the risk of COVID-19. I am currently on 10 mg Imidapril for hypertension. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. It is indeed an intelligent choice to avoid hospital in view of COVID-19. The symptoms as you have told are cloudy urine, strong smell and pain during urination which you have told are of UTI (urinary tract i...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the kidney region?

Query: Hi doctor, I wake up with pain in the kidney region every morning after approximately three to four hours of lying in the supine position or on my left side. The pain localizes beneath the left and right kidneys, more on the left and down toward the pelvis on the left side. It hurts the most when in...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant problem with your kidneys, ureters and urinary bladder. The cecum and colon are not showing any problems. The duodenum and right testicular vein are not having any ...  Read Full »

Why am I having cloudy urine even after UTI treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bad bout of UTI (Male 72) which started around last month, and I started antibiotics a week later (by that time there was very heavy blood in the urine and was getting severe chills). I took the antibiotics for 9 days. Everything cleared up, and then I traveled, and upon my ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your queries. You had recurrent documented UTI with history of hematuria. As you are 72 now, and you had hematuria, you must undergo clinical examination and few investigations. You should contact your local urologist. He will examine you clinica...  Read Full »

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