Posted by sarah preston on July 21, 1999 at 12:19:05
I have had cloudy urine for a few weeks now. It is at all time I urinate. Very cloudy and thick looking. I am not on medications ans I am not pregnant.
The urine also has a smell to it- what could be the cause?
Posted by HFHS M.D.-JS on July 26, 1999 at 12:39:14
Dear Sarah Preston
Thank you for your inquiry. The color of urine can range anywhere from clear to dark yellow, red, or orange depending on a few factors. Clear urine is a dilute urine which usually typifies a well hydrated person in which the kidney releases the excess fluid and solute/waste in a low concentration. Dark yellow urine typifies a dehydrated person in which the kidney has less volume of fluid to excrete its waste and thus the fluid component compared to the waste component is less and the urine is more concentrated. Red urine typifies bleeding or hematuria, orange urine may be from certain medications. Urine typically has little to no smell. The nitrogen waste product of ammonia does have a characteristic smell but is usually not that offensive. Urinary tract infections, vaginal infections can produce a foul smelling urine depending on the infecting organism. Often there are accompanying symptoms of urge, frequency, dysuria(painful urination) with UTI
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.