My urine is foamy. I am confused whether everyone will get bubble and foamy urine while urinating. Please explain me.
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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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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.
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Please get a urine routine and microscopic test done. This will clear all your doubts.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
This can be attributed to fungal infection or any other infection of UTI as the vaginal secretion might contaminate the urine giving it a cloudy look along with some amount of foaming.
Yes. This can denote a serious condition. Kidneys have the function of filtering. When the kidneys are damaged, this filtration process is affected. This will lead to excess secretion of the protein in urine and is called as proteinuria. This indicates that there is a chronic pathology involving kidney or the end stage of kidney disease.
Yes, protein loss in urine can happen during pregnancy due to certain conditions like high blood pressure (preeclampsia), associated with seizures (eclampsia) and a variant of preeclampsia: HELLP (breakdown of RBC, raised liver enzymes, and low platelet count), causing foamy urine. All these definitely need medical attention.
As mentioned earlier, it can be normal or due to some pathology. If you have associated other symptoms or if it continues for a longer period with an increase in amount or severity, consult your physician for proteinuria and associated disease of kidney or some other condition.
Along with bubbles, if you notice the following symptoms, kindly visit your doctor.
- Swelling in extremities like face, hand, feet, etc.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Sleeping issues.
- Dark colored or cloudy urine or change in the amount of urine.
- In males, less or no sperm during ejaculation, infertility.
- The bubbles in the urine can be normal due to urine hitting toilet forcefully and fast and thus creating the bubbles.
- The other reason could be the presence of protein (like albumin) in urine due to kidney pathology (chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, etc.) or pregnancy that reacts with the air and forms foam.
- Dehydration or pregnancy can make the urine more concentrated and ultimately foamy.
- Sometimes, ejaculating reverse into bladder than outside can cause it.
- Taking certain medications like Phenazopyridine might cause it.
- Some chemical used to wash toilet may give such observation of foamy urine, wherein there is nothing wrong with you.
UTI Infections (majorly cloudy urine than foamy).
- Usually, the kidney pathology causing it will be due to hypertension or diabetes, in which case the particular condition has to be controlled with diet, specific medications, and lifestyle changes.
- For the reverse ejaculation, unless and until you want to impregnate your wife, it is not much of a health concern.
- Hydrate yourself by drinking enough water.
- Certain medications can be used like Ephedrine, Imipramine, etc., which should be taken after consulting your physician.
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