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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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Should I be concerned about my recent test results?

Query: Hello, My creatinine level is 1.22, urea is 23, and ACR is 9. Ultrasonography results show no abnormalities. Should I be concerned? Regarding my medical history, I underwent an MCU five months ago, during which my creatinine was measured at 1.22. Two years ago, it was 1.19, and in the following yea...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Understanding your medical context is crucial for an accurate assessment. While I can offer general insights, consulting with a nephrologist, who can consider your complete medical history and additional tests, is advisable for persona...  Read Full »

My uric acid levels are high. Is it due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. When I urinate standing up, I notice foamy bubbles. If I do it sitting, there are no bubbles. I read in the internet sources, that it might be due to a high protein content in the urine, which may be due to a kidney problem. I got really worried and opted for a che...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your uric acid level is high, but your symptoms are not due to it. I would recommend you go for a urine routine examination as well as urine culture. If your report comes out to be normal, this could be simply anxiety. I would recommend tablet Febuxostat 40 mg onc...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic kidney disease with eGFR 22. I weigh 176 pounds and have a height of 5 feet 2 inches. My symptoms include frequent headaches and foamy urine. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your kidney function has declined gradually and unfortunately, you are not on any medications. The headache could be due to the high blood pressure. I would suggest you check your blood pressure and revert. Secondly, foamy urine is bec...  Read Full »

I have swollen legs after my kidney transplant. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years back, I had a kidney transplant. Now, I have swelling in legs and foamy urine. I take Prograf 3 mg in the morning and 2.5 mg at night. My BP is 102/55 mmHg. I do not have diabetes. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and it seems your kidneys are not functioning optimally. There is some ongoing disease process that has caused deranged kidney function. Swelling in legs (edema) and foamy urines are symptoms and signs of deranged kidney functions. It war...  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 »

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 »

I have foamy urine when I urinate in standing position. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old male. I have had foamy urine for almost one year when I urinate in a standing position. But when I sit to urinate, the foam is very low. I tested my EGFR, which is 97, and creatinine is 0.83. Is there any problem? My urine is smelly, and sometimes I feel a burning sen...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I propose you have developed acute prostatitis due to a urinary tract infection. Please take the following: Take tablet Dutasteride 0.5 mg PO QD. Ta...  Read Full »

I have had foamy urine despite taking medications. Why so?

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 »

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 »

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 »

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