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I sought through the forums in hopes to find some answers about this but I didn't come across any that supplied me with an answer.

I don't know if it has to do with being contaminated or not but my urine occasionally gets really cloudy and its usually when I feel really sick/contaminated. At first I thought it was because I get dehydrated but a few times I saw cloudy urine when I drank a lot that day and its usually just plain flavored water as in with a little lemon or something along those lines.

Is it because I get contaminated? I eat as gluten-free as I can in my household; entirely avoiding gluten/contaminants is very difficult.

And the other thing is, is it normal for me to be so itchy? I break out on occasion but in general I'm always itchy! It drives me nuts! I don't know if that's a form of DH because its not a major breakout.

I'd really appreciate some help and advice, thanks a bunch.


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I sought through the forums in hopes to find some answers about this but I didn't come across any that supplied me with an answer.

I don't know if it has to do with being contaminated or not but my urine occasionally gets really cloudy and its usually when I feel really sick/contaminated. At first I thought it was because I get dehydrated but a few times I saw cloudy urine when I drank a lot that day and its usually just plain flavored water as in with a little lemon or something along those lines.

Is it because I get contaminated? I eat as gluten-free as I can in my household; entirely avoiding gluten/contaminants is very difficult.

And the other thing is, is it normal for me to be so itchy? I break out on occasion but in general I'm always itchy! It drives me nuts! I don't know if that's a form of DH because its not a major breakout.

I'd really appreciate some help and advice, thanks a bunch.

A word to the wise from the voice of experience here:

Cloudy urine is usually a sign of a bladder infection. Call your doctor and make an appointment ASAP to get it checked out. Do not wait because if it is a bladder infection it can travel up to the kidneys and then you have even worse problems. Tell them you have cloudy urine and they will get you in to at least leave a sample quite quickly. If you can't do that, visit the nearest urgent care facility. Do not assume that because you have no pain while urinating that you do not have an infection.

I've been told that some people get recurring ones and others more or less never get them. I have not had one since I began including a daily glass of cranberry juice - which the doctor will probably recommend for you, too.

This really needs to be dealt with or ruled out immediately. As I said, a word to the wise from the voice of experience.


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

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A word to the wise from the voice of experience here:

Cloudy urine is usually a sign of a bladder infection. Call your doctor and make an appointment ASAP to get it checked out. Do not wait because if it is a bladder infection it can travel up to the kidneys and then you have even worse problems. Tell them you have cloudy urine and they will get you in to at least leave a sample quite quickly. If you can't do that, visit the nearest urgent care facility. Do not assume that because you have no pain while urinating that you do not have an infection.

I've been told that some people get recurring ones and others more or less never get them. I have not had one since I began including a daily glass of cranberry juice - which the doctor will probably recommend for you, too.

This really needs to be dealt with or ruled out immediately. As I said, a word to the wise from the voice of experience.

Would it still be a bladder infection even though it doesn't occur all the time?


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Yes it can be. Your body's immune system may be able to keep it at bay sometimes, but then it comes back. You really need to get it checked ASAP!!! If it goes to the kidneys it can be quite serious.

I use a daily dose of D-Mannose and I NEVER get them anymore.


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Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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First, to know that this post is coming from a kidney patient would be good. My kidney disease causes the body to "spill protein".

Having said that, I've been wondering about this for years. It seems to happen to me (the cloudy urine) when I over-eat things like potato chips or tortilla chips. It really only happens then. I've asked my nephrologist about the cloudy urine thing & she told me it was because I spill protein, but I really don't buy that that's what it is. She really expressed no concern about it at all - that is not to say that you should not get it checked out - you probably should. A simple urine test can tell a lot.

I ran across an article in a yoga magazine the other day that mentioned that cloudy urine is a sign of toxicity (suggesting it was from foods eaten) - I can't reference the magazine. I was in a waiting room. Considering when & how it happens to me, this is what I was thinking all along.

Regarding the bladder infection thing:

Well, it could be that ... I've gone through more than my fair share of those & kindey infections as well - probably due to the nephrotic syndrome - but, I don't remember cloudy urine associated with it - although, in those days, before diagnosis, I didn't really concern myself with the quality of my urine. :lol:

But, like it was said before, you may have no pain or symptoms with a bladder infection. I had no first symptoms of bladder infection ... when it hit the kidneys, I'd usually know by the fever & flu-like symptoms that I needed to get to the doc.

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Itchy skin can be from a number of different causes including dry skin related to soap use or food intolerances . (dairy, egg, nightshades etc)

Cloudy urine is seen when there is:

Phosphaturia, pyuria, chyluria, lipiduria,

hyperoxaluria

Diet high in purine-rich foods (hyperuricosuria)

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050315/1153.html

Phosphaturia = Phosphates / inorganic salts in urine

Pyruria = pus / white blood cells in urine(urinary tract infection)

Chyluria = chyle in the urine (from lymph system) , rare condition, can be also be seen in pregnancy and after chidlbirth

Lipiduria = fat molecules in the urine / seen in nephrotic syndrome

Hyperoxaluria = presence of oxalate crystals in the urine. Usually dietary...A high intake of oxalate-rich foods (eg, chocolate, nuts, spinach) and a diet rich in animal protein can result in hyperoxaluria. Low dietary calcium intake can also result in hyperoxaluria via decreased intestinal binding of oxalate and the resulting increased absorption. Ascorbic acid can be converted in oxalate, resulting in increased urinary oxalate levels.

Hyperuricosuria = uric acid or urates in the urine. Seen in Gout and diets high in purine. Purine rich foods include: Beer, other alcoholic beverages. Anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roes, herring. Yeast. Organ meat (liver, kidneys, sweetbreads) Legumes (dried beans, peas) Meat extracts, consomme, gravies. Mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower.

If you are concerned about cloudy urine, the see your doctor.

sandy


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Itchy skin can be from a number of different causes including dry skin related to soap use or food intolerances . (dairy, egg, nightshades etc)

Cloudy urine is seen when there is:

Phosphaturia, pyuria, chyluria, lipiduria,

hyperoxaluria

Diet high in purine-rich foods (hyperuricosuria)

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050315/1153.html

Phosphaturia = Phosphates / inorganic salts in urine

Pyruria = pus / white blood cells in urine(urinary tract infection)

Chyluria = chyle in the urine (from lymph system) , rare condition, can be also be seen in pregnancy and after chidlbirth

Lipiduria = fat molecules in the urine / seen in nephrotic syndrome

Hyperoxaluria = presence of oxalate crystals in the urine. Usually dietary...A high intake of oxalate-rich foods (eg, chocolate, nuts, spinach) and a diet rich in animal protein can result in hyperoxaluria. Low dietary calcium intake can also result in hyperoxaluria via decreased intestinal binding of oxalate and the resulting increased absorption. Ascorbic acid can be converted in oxalate, resulting in increased urinary oxalate levels.

Hyperuricosuria = uric acid or urates in the urine. Seen in Gout and diets high in purine. Purine rich foods include: Beer, other alcoholic beverages. Anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roes, herring. Yeast. Organ meat (liver, kidneys, sweetbreads) Legumes (dried beans, peas) Meat extracts, consomme, gravies. Mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower.

If you are concerned about cloudy urine, the see your doctor.

sandy

Well, considering I don't eat meat, drink beer, eat chocolate, and vast amounts of the foods you mentioned, I kinda ruled out the hyperoxaluria and hyperuricosuria. How can I be tested for nephrotic syndrome? I googled it and it does sound possible because recently I've noticed my legs seem really puffy. I thought it might be a Vitamin E deficiency, which also causes edema, but I do often go to the bathroom a lot. Out of a week, my urine may be cloudy two or three days.

I probably should get another urine analysis and another blood test, especially for the vitamin E, since I've been feeling really crappy 24/7. This also may be due to a UTI anyway.


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Well, considering I don't eat meat, drink beer, eat chocolate, and vast amounts of the foods you mentioned, I kinda ruled out the hyperoxaluria and hyperuricosuria. How can I be tested for nephrotic syndrome? I googled it and it does sound possible because recently I've noticed my legs seem really puffy. I thought it might be a Vitamin E deficiency, which also causes edema, but I do often go to the bathroom a lot. Out of a week, my urine may be cloudy two or three days.

I probably should get another urine analysis and another blood test, especially for the vitamin E, since I've been feeling really crappy 24/7. This also may be due to a UTI anyway.

You can be tested for Nephrotic Syndrome by getting a urinalysis. If they're testing specifically for that, they may decide to do a 24 Hour Urine (it's a test where you take samples over a 24 hour period at home) but they'll probably start with a random UA. In addition, a blood test would be in order to see if your albumin levels are decreased (this is a blood protein). In the beginning, I had significant swelling in my ankles / calves / hands, but that's disappeared since I went gluten-free. I am, however, still spilling protein (though not as much).

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I just wanted to mention that Nephrotic Syndrome encompasses a whole spectrum of things. It's just a diagnosis that says that you're spilling protein. There can be lots of reasons for it - sometimes temporary because of something else that's going on at the time. In my case, Minimal Change Disease - not temporary, meaning that I haven't gone into remission - though, some do.

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I noticed that I get that after I have massages. The ones I get are really intense and are for an hour to an hour and half. I've had all kinds of testing done for kidney because I have unexplained water retention and for the last 8 years they've pretty much all keep coming back normal. The massage also pulls out some of my edema and I have to wonder if there is a correlation to that.

Not sure why it happens. My best friends mother started some supplements that we gave her and she said after taking them she had clear urine for the first time in years. I'm not sure why hers was cloudy, but I remember it had something to do with being injured on the job I think from lifitng something too heavy.

I agree with everyone else about getting it checked out. The tests are easy to do and at leat you would have peace of mind.

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cloudy urine and peeing alot are symptoms of UTI and diabetes. Even if you don't have diabetes your blood sugars could be off.


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