Cloudy Urine - CMC

Cloudy urine, a change in urine appearance characterized by a hazy or turbid quality, can be indicative of various underlying causes and related conditions

Common Causes of Cloudy Urine

  1. Dehydration: Insufficient fluid intake can result in concentrated urine, leading to cloudiness.
  2. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Bacterial infections in the urinary tract, such as cystitis or pyelonephritis, can cause cloudy urine along with other symptoms like frequent urination and pain.
  3. Kidney Stones: Solid mineral deposits in the kidneys or urinary tract can lead to cloudy urine, often accompanied by pain.
  4. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Some STIs, like chlamydia or gonorrhea, can cause cloudy urine, especially in women.
  5. Proteinuria: The presence of excessive protein in the urine, often indicative of kidney problems, can lead to cloudy urine.
  6. Bladder or Kidney Infections: Infections in the bladder or kidneys can cause cloudy urine, along with fever and pain.
  7. Medications: Certain drugs, such as antibiotics or urinary analgesics, can cause temporary cloudiness of urine.
  8. Vaginal Discharge: Sometimes, vaginal discharge can mix with urine, giving it a cloudy appearance.
  9. Dietary Factors: Consuming certain foods, like asparagus or beets, can alter urine color and clarity.
  10. Hematuria: Blood in the urine can make it appear cloudy, and this can result from various conditions like UTIs, kidney stones, or urinary tract injuries.

Cloudy urine
Proper evaluation of cloudy urine may involve a medical examination, urine analysis, and, in some cases, imaging studies or cystoscopy to identify the underlying cause. Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital offers specialized care to diagnose and manage the specific condition causing cloudy urine, ensuring appropriate treatment and care for patients’ urinary health. Early diagnosis is essential to address any underlying medical conditions or infections.

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