Q. Is it normal to have foamy urine?

Answered by Dr. Krishna Somani and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

My urine is foamy. I am confused whether everyone will get bubble and foamy urine while urinating. Please explain me.


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Dr. Krishna Somani
MBBS., MD GENERAL MEDICINE., DM NEPHROLOGY
Nephrology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 report and follow up with that.

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Thank you doctor,

My age is 26. There is no swelling in legs and in my face. But, I feel a burning sensation sometimes while urinating and my urine is light yellow in color. Please explain me.

 

Dr. Krishna Somani
MBBS., MD GENERAL MEDICINE., DM NEPHROLOGY
Nephrology

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Please get a urine routine and microscopic test done. This will clear all your doubts.

Revert back with the report to a nephrologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist

 

Thank you doctor,

My urine is continuously foamy for many days. I have even done a urine R/M test. I have attached the photo of my report. Please help me.

 

Dr. Krishna Somani
MBBS., MD GENERAL MEDICINE., DM NEPHROLOGY
Nephrology

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I saw your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • Your urine reports show albumin nil, that means there is no leakage of albumin in urine. So, most likely your frothy urine is a benign process.
  • But still to be 100% sure, I suggest you to do a 24 hour urine test for total protein.
  • Collect your urine in a special container given by the laboratory and review with the reports.

Revert back with your report to a nephrologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist

 
 
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1. What is Foamy Urine?

Foamy urine could be normal or pathologic. When you have a full bladder and the urine is falling on the toilet too forcefully and fast, you might get it, which is normal. But, if it occurs for a long time and increases in amount, you should visit your doctor as it can be due increased protein in urine due to some pathology.

2. What Does Foamy Urine Look Like?

They appear as bubbles in the urine. Normally, it should go away when you flush the toilet but if it still persists, it means you need medical attention.

3. Can kidney stones cause foamy urine?

Yes, foamy urine can be caused by kidney issues, since kidney stones for a long period may cause severe or chronic kidney pathology, this may lead to protein secretion in urine and cause foamy urine, which needs further evaluation by the doctor to ascertain the cause.

 

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