Many readers have asked questions in the past about why their urine foams. It soon appeared as though the answers provided did little to satisfy some. In Nigerian fashion, we shall be looking at the remote and immediate causes of foaming urine. Urine is a by-product of metabolism in many animals and humans as well.
A Rising Epidemic of Foamy Urine - Renal and Urology News
Historically, foamy urine is considered a warning sign for probable kidney disease. Nephrologists and urologists traditionally refer to it as a marker of proteinuria. Upon history and physical examination, many clinicians ask whether the patient has noticed foamy urine, and some even document a lack of it as a significant negative finding. I travel frequently, and upon going to public bathrooms in different domestic airports I cannot help but noticing residues of foamy urines in many urinals.
Bubbles in the urine: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Urinary frequency and urgency, pelvic pain, a burning sensation when urinating, blood in your urine—these are some of the bothersome hallmarks of a urinary tract infection UTI , also known as a bladder infection. The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. An infection can develop when bacteria enters the body through the urethra the entrance to the urinary tract , and travels up to the bladder. Fever, nausea, vomiting, and back pain are symptoms that suggest that the infection has moved from the bladder into the kidneys. If you experience any of these symptoms — from mild to severe — you should discuss them with your health care provider.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease of the vagina or urethra that is caused by the protozoa Trichomonas vaginalis and that causes vaginal irritation and discharge and sometimes urinary symptoms. Women may have a greenish yellow, frothy, fishy-smelling vaginal discharge with irritation and soreness in the genital area. Men usually have no symptoms, but a few have a frothy discharge from the penis and mild pain or discomfort during urination. Examination of a sample of the discharge under a microscope usually enables doctors to identify trichomoniasis.