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Foamy Urine

Passing foamy urine once in a while is alright. But, persistently foamy urine could be a sign of protein in the urine, known as proteinuria. This occurs in case there is kidney damage or renal failure where the filtering units do not function properly and allow the protein molecules to pass through into the urine.

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My husband has had foamy urine for the last five months. What could be the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 30 years old and has had consistently foamy urine for the last five months. We have been to different doctors and had several CBC and kidney function tests done and everything appears normal. He does not have any other symptoms. We have noticed when he eats less prot...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding froth coming out in your husband's urine. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and I can see the urine albumin and urine albumin creatinine ratio are within normal limits. So...  Read Full »

I was covid positive two months back, after which I have had foamy urine, which is not subsiding despite taking medications. Does this indicate kidney disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID-19 before two months. I was prescribed Paxlovid but I was also taking Tylenol and Ibuprofen. I had been drinking alcohol quite profusely almost every night for quite sometime before that. Once prescribed, I started noticing that my urine was dark orange no matter how much w...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Your eGFR and creatinine levels are normal, and protein in urine is 4 mg which is also completely normal. It is not the protein in the urine that is causing frothy urine. Sometimes post-exercise, infections and rapid urination may cause fro...  Read Full »

Why is there a trace amount of protein in the urine and frothing seen when I urinate?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old male and have had frothy urine with a trace amount of protein occasionally during the day via dipstick test. Although blood work shows' normal function (eGFR 79 mg/mmol and creatinine 106 mcmol/l), ultrasound and MRI show normal kidneys in the past two months. This ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your blood and ultrasound scan reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Blood investigations are completely fine. However, the ultrasound scan shows some non-specific findings. Therefore, I would sugg...  Read Full »

I have foamy urine and the presence of protein in my urine. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue with protein in the urine. I always remember having foamy urine from a young age, and I was told last year to see a nephrologist. I did some tests, and the doctor said there was a small amount of protein present in the urine and to come back to repeat the test. I came b...  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your history and tests. First thing I need to know about your medical history. Are you hypertensive or diabetic? Are you taking any medicines? Regarding your question: 1. No, urine albumin creatinine ratio takes care of dilute or concentrated urine. So dr...  Read Full »

What causes swelling in one leg and foamy urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I had some pain in my flank for the past four months and so I consulted the doctor. I have taken some scans of my liver and kidney. But nothing was determined and so I was asked to do a kidney function test. I got a creatinine level of 4.2 mg/dL and urea of 60 mg/dl. Both of the values...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you had renal failure, then you will have developed bilateral pedal edema. But unilateral pedal edema occurs due to gout or cellulitis or DVT (deep vein thrombosis). This condition needs proper examination. Please mention whether you had a creatinine level of 4.2 mg/...  Read Full »

Does foamy urine mean any kidney issue?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has suffered from a stroke 12 years back (left hemisensory infarct) and four years back has undergone CABG. He is also a diabetic for the past 27 years. Three days back he developed high fever 103.5 with stomach ache and chills. 650 or Meftal forte SOS for high fever. He is bet...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, an acute infection is known to cause protein in the urine that can cause frothy urine. Moreover, urinary tract infection can also cause this. I would recommend you to get his urine test repeated after two weeks. A strict blood sugar and blood pressure control would...  Read Full »

My urine is foamy. Is this a symptom of any disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male with 132 pounds weight and 5.6 feet in height. I had kidney stones two years back with gilbert syndrome. My urine is foamy most of the time from last 1.5 years like alcohol I wanted to know, is this a symptom of any disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Parekh Raj Kanubhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Foamy urine can account to several causes like protein in urine or dehydration or urinary tract infection or diabetic infection in the kidney can also call cause foamy urine. We need to perform a few tests before we proceed to the diagnosis. With this, we will order ...  Read Full »

What does my test result indicates creatinine urine and protein urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have my serum creatinine, serum uric acid, creatinine urine and protein urine test done. The result indicates that I have creatinine 1.37 mg/dl, uric acid 9.6 mg/dl , creatinine urine 169.84 mg/dl and protein urine 31.9 mg/dl. My current medication is Amlovas 5 mg tablet once daily and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you are suffering from hypertensive nephropathy. You would need to know and understand that you need strict control of blood pressure and the addition of an agent. I suggest you to take an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors like Ramipril, whic...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have foamy urine?

Query: Hello doctor, My urine is foamy. I am confused whether everyone will get bubble and foamy urine while urinating. Please explain me.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate your vigilance. Mild frothing of urine is usual, but excess of frothing denotes protein leakage in urine. What is your age? Do you notice any swelling of your feet and face? Do you have any other medical problem? To be sure get a urine routine microscopy...  Read Full »

What is the cause of foamy urine with dry mouth in my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing foamy urine since last six months. The froathing in the urine has considerably increased in last one week. I often also notice dry mouth symptom. I had undergone a kidney function test a couple of times and reports were normal. I am not diabetic nor any other h...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your reports are mostly within normal limits, there is nothing to explain about the foamy urine in it. There are only two common possibilities for this, one is prot...  Read Full »

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