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Doctor My Urine Foams When My Urine Is Yellow ,

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Posted on Sat, 28 Dec 2019
Question: doctor my urine foams when my urine is yellow , the foam is milky white and doesnt clear , this also happens after i have a beer , but on the other hand when i have enough water or when my urine is very very plae straw colour or clear it doesnt foam . does this sound like protien uria ? . i have heard that in the case of protien uria the foamy of the urine happens no matter how much water you drink . is that true ? .
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Foamy urine by itself is not concerning

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, thanks for using Ask a Doctor. Foam in your urine is usually normal, and without any other symptoms, wouldn't be anything I would be concerned about. If you have any risk factors for proteinuria, such as diabetes, or if you had other symptoms like swelling in your body, decreased urine output, or blood in your urine, this would be concerning and you should have your urine checked. However, if you are still concerned, you should be able to buy urine test strips at the pharmacy that would confirm whether or not you have significant protein in your urine.

I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any questions about any of that, and I would be glad to discuss it with you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Depends on the degree of proteinuria

Detailed Answer:
This will depend on the degree of proteinuria. If you only have a little proteinuria, it may only foam when the urine is very concentrated. If you had severe proteinuria, it may foam no matter the concentration.

But I would encourage you not to focus so much on foam in your urine. There may be many other causes for this, and it is not even something I would ask about to determine whether someone had protein in their urine. Again, if you were very concerned, I would just check your urine so that you can put your mind to rest.

Please let me know if you have any other questions, I'd be glad to help any way I can.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Aaron Branch (12 minutes later)
in the case of protienuria the foamy only occurs only when the urine is concentrated ? or it occurs even if its clear ?
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Follow up: Dr. Aaron Branch (8 hours later)
come to think of it , 3 months ago i hit the gym and i had muscle pains like crazy , my urine used to foam up like crazy , and one night i woke up and my. urine was the colour of cocacola , i visited my urologist and she said it is due to muscle destruction and asked me to briskly hydrate so that the mayohlobinuria would subside . a week later my urine was clear . and after a month this started . its been 1.5 months since the foaming started . im not having any other symptoms like you mentioned . i guess ill observe for now
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Observing for now is reasonable

Detailed Answer:
Yes, I agree with observing for now. It you had any damage that was ongoing or progressive, you would have other signs and symptoms besides just foam. I wouldn't be concerned, as most people have foam in their urine, and the vast majority of the time it is nothing to be concerned about.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sounds good.

Detailed Answer:
That sounds good, please do let me know. Thank you for your question and take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Aaron Branch (9 minutes later)
yes doctor ill observe for now , and if anything turns up ill let you know
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Follow up: Dr. Aaron Branch (2 days later)
i just did a routine urine analysis 2 days back . and this is the result . the bacterial is given as occational . i dont not understand what that is . but when i asked them to culture it they said and i quote %E2%80%9C i couldnt find enough number of them for a culture %E2%80%9C . and i remembered that 2 months ago i had an unprotected oral sex . all the tests were done except the chlamydia and gonorrhea . do you think i have chlamydia or gonorrhea ? . i cannot feel any symptoms .
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing I would be concerned about

Detailed Answer:
I wouldn't be concerned about this urinalysis without any symptoms. The fact there was not enough bacteria to culture confirms that this would not be considered an infection. Also, sometimes bacteria can contaminate the urine depending on how it was taken.

Similarly, white blood cells (or pus cells) without any symptoms are a common finding in patient without an infection or any other problem, so I wouldn't be concerned about that as well.

There was no albumin (the most common protein in urine), so that's good news as well.

Without symptoms, I wouldn't necessarily suspect gonorrhea or chlamydia, especially if the only exposure is oral sex, which is less likely to transmit these diseases. But sometimes they do not have any symptoms, so for sexually active people, it's always good to check periodically if you have these bacteria. So if you haven't been checked in the past year, I would suggest getting checked out.

Please let me know if you have any other questions, I'd be glad to help any way I can.
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Doctor My Urine Foams When My Urine Is Yellow ,

Brief Answer: Foamy urine by itself is not concerning Detailed Answer: Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, thanks for using Ask a Doctor. Foam in your urine is usually normal, and without any other symptoms, wouldn't be anything I would be concerned about. If you have any risk factors for proteinuria, such as diabetes, or if you had other symptoms like swelling in your body, decreased urine output, or blood in your urine, this would be concerning and you should have your urine checked. However, if you are still concerned, you should be able to buy urine test strips at the pharmacy that would confirm whether or not you have significant protein in your urine. I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any questions about any of that, and I would be glad to discuss it with you further.