What is the definition of " foamy urine " ? I see bubbles after going but I thought that was always the case.
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Kidney & Bladder group.
@rans Foamy urine is defined by a bubbly surface. The causes can be several. A very full bladder resulting in a heavy/forceful stream at time of release. Dehydration. Or abnormal protein leakage from kidneys. I have the third issue. Foamy urine is one of the ways I monitor my situation. Hope this helps.
Jump to this post
You said this is one way you monitor your situation?..please explain…could it come also from eating too much protein?
I heard that chlestoral meds could cause kidney damage?is there any one taking this kind of meds.I was told to do so…but afraid too…
@bdade59 I have chronic kidney disease, with other health issues. There is a high amount of protein spillage from my kidneys. I combine a visual monitoring with other factors like general overall feeling, energy level, any pain locations to assist me in following my condition, not relying solely on lab tests. I follow a renal disease diet, and limit the amount of protein in the diet [still get a high spillage]. No cholesterol medication for me.
I understand that there will be some bubbles even when you pour water into water so if you get bubbles how long do they stick around before you consider it foamy? Thank you for the response.
@rans I honestly cannot answer that question. Personally, I visually note what is normal for me and do not feel the need to mark time.
yes, I have seen that it is protein like egg whites and it is a sign that there is to much being dumped into the urine as waste instead of being used by the body like it should.
It does. At this point I'm watching everything, and would rather get my information from others having issues like myself.
@trellg132, I moved your message to this existing discussion where member @rans @gingerw and @bdade59 are discussing foamy urine. Click VIEW & REPLY to read through past messages.
Trellg, are you experiencing foamy urine? Is this new? Can you share a bit more?
@trellg132 In my personal experience, foamy urine is a symptom of diabetes. When I have too many carbs my urine is definitely foamy.
@rans Foamy urine is a rather complex issue, but it is a sign of various diseases. When there is an excess of non-dietary protein (putting out more than about a half-gram of protein per 24 hours) the proteins will live only about 2-3 hours before they die. When they die, the body either sheds them in urine (foam) or deposits them in some tissue (Amyloidosis). My form is Gelsolin, also known as Finnish Amyloidosis or Meretoja's Amyloidosis. With Gelsolin the impact grows with age. I am 80, and this stuff just gets worse every month. There is lots of info on Gelsolin, particularly at the Univ of Helsinki Hospital and med school. You can also Google it easily. It is also thought to mutate into Fukuyama (FKTN) Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, which makes it a sure mark of a Gelsolin diagnosis. It is usually inherited, but there are only about 2,000 or so known cases in the USA at the moment. Physicians fight like hell to keep from diagnosing Gelsolin, no matter what name is used. A diagnosis is no good, because there is no treatment, no cure, and no money to be made by dealing with it. So it will be dX as anything else in order to prescribe some treatment that provides a little income. Mine has now come very close to 100 different names, ranging from non-alcoholic fatty liver to dilated cardiomyopathy, Old Karl
Connect with thousands of patients and caregivers for support and answers.
Already have an account? Sign In