i have foamy Urin, is it a kidney problem

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i have foamy urin sometmes and small white particals in my urin. i started getting this 1 week ago. i live in sweden and did a blood test for another reason a one of them was a creatine test and that was normal.

a week ago i did a Urin test and that was also normal. but when i did that test i drank alot of water before and my Urin was not foamy. 

Is there a chance that i have been misdiagnosed because my urin not concentrated ?or does it not matter ?

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  • Posted

    Take a new urine sample to your doctor but do not drink lots of water before you go to the toilet.  This will establish whether you have a urine infection.  Maybe drinking water beforehand, masked the infection by flushing it out.
    • Posted

      i looked over the symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection, and i got non of them. but is it posible that i have somethibg wrong with my kidney ? i should mention that i have anxiety disorder that made me go to ER 2 times and skipped the past 5 weeks of my University.
    • Posted

      To find out whether you have a urine/kidney infection you would be better off seeing  a doctor and providing a urine sample since you are anxious about it.  Google cannot give you an accurate diagnosis and reassurance.  Only a doctor can do this.
  • Posted

    Hi murph36395

    Foamy urine is normal now and again, but if it persists overtime on a regular basis it could indicate protein in the urine which requires further investigation.....

  • Posted

    You could suspect foamy urine for possible Kidney problem if it persists for a longer time. In that case seeing a suitable Doc may be considered..
  • Posted

    Yes, for dipstick urine test and microscopic sediment test, your urine should be not watery transparent, but deep yellow, concentrated. Hence often morning urine is preferred.

    Foam can be very normal.

    If it was due to an excess of protein, it would need such a urine to simply test for it.

    I always have some 'clouds' and floaters in my urine and that is very normal.

    But if it was normal or not, as 'white floater' is 'white floater' to the naked eye, but could be different under a microscope, you need a representative urine sample and this is not given after drinking a lot.

    Yes, I would ask to repeat the urine test you had and what they asked for. Lab should very clearly say, if it had to be a 24h collection urine or morning urine or if they wished it to be after drinking a lot of water (which I have never heard of unless you try to flush a kidney stone/sand).

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      Ps: a complete different thought: how do you notice your urine being foamy? If some component of the toilet water (a 'blue stone' in it or cleaning product) composition changed, that can make it foamy.

      Please have a concentrated urine sample re-tested for your worries of protein, but I wonder about the foamy and white particles, how you 'see' them as my toilet for example is 'white' and I can only see the urine look if produced into a clean container. If there was something in the container (not a sterile one from lab), that can do something too.

      Just thinking how these observations of foamy and white particles were  made, if something could be there as a cross contamination.

  • Posted

    drink 2liters of water every day

    possibility of little infection on kidney

    ultrasound of kidney in not bad

  • Posted

    I have foamy urine also and blood I see a kidney specialist this week and I don’t have an infection good luck to you and myself but please see a doctor 

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