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Foamy urine

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 5, 2008
  • 05:24 AM

I am 31, female. My first urine of the morning is usually somewhat foamy. Occasionally there is a little bit of foam later in the day. No other urination changes or abnormalities.

I don't have any known symptoms or risk factors for diabetes: no family history, I've always been a healthy weight, have a decent diet & exercise regimen, normal BP.

Risk factor for kidney damage: until recently I was drinking rather heavily several days a week (for ~3 years). I stopped on my own about a month ago because I had the epiphany that I was hurting my body, I don't need to use alcohol, and I have no desire to ever drink again.

For the last few months that I was drinking, my morning urine was very foamy. The amount of foam has decreased about 75% since I stopped drinking, but it hasn't gone away completely.

I will see the doctor later this month. I know I need to get tested for proteinurea and kidney function, and probably get my liver checked out too. I've looked into this enough to be scared about what might be happening, and i'm also feeling guilty cause I know I was hurting my body for years. For the time being, the uncertainty is much harder than knowing even bad news. What am I likely facing here? How likely is it that my kidneys are irreparably damaged?

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  • i too have been a heavy drinker for years and began to notice foam in my urine. i had my urine checked for protein to check kidney function twice and only a trace amount was seen. which many doctors claim is normal. i have heard that gall bladder issues can produce the same type of foam. kidneys arent the only cause. i still havent done any test on my gall bladder yet.
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