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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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 icliniq.com.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, urine cult...  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 icliniq.com. 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 S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Is the presence of ketones in urine a sign of kidney damage?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 5 feet and 5 inches, 112 lbs and eat a normal diet. I recently had a urine test with trace ketones, although negative for glucose. My test showed cloudy clarity and presence of crystals. All the other values on the urine test were normal. I also had normal blood tests. My doctor is...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The body generally uses glucose as its source of energy. When it uses fat as a source of energy, ketones are formed. It is a common finding in diabetes, called as diabetic ketoacidosis. It can also occur during starvation when glucose is not available as an energy sou...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have painful urination and mild lower pelvic pain. Is it UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I have a UTI. My symptoms include frequent urge to urinate, painful urination, cloudy urine, mild lower pelvic pain. I have had a few UTI's in the past and my current symptoms are the same as my previous symptoms. Previously, I have been treated with antibiotics and that was...  Read Full »


Dr. Ritesh Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the history given by you it does look like that you are suffering from UTI though you might need a urine examination to confirm it. However, based on the clinical suspicion take tablet Zenoflox (Cefixime, Ofloxacin) one tablet BD (twice daily) for seven days al...  Read Full »

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