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I'm concerned.

Posted In: Urinary conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 15, 2010
  • 08:07 PM

Here is some info I've already informed a Dr. over the internet as well as my Endrocrineologist of, and this will tell you the treatments I've recived so far, etc... Are there any docs on this site?

I am an 18 year old female, last week I noticed my urine was foamy. I hadn't even considered the possiblity that this was a health problem till I did a web search. I just went to the Dr. today to do a test to see if I have a UTI because I took a home test that was positive. So my questions are: Are a few air bubbles in urine normal? Can I wait till my endrocrineologist appointment, (In about 10 days). Or is this something immediate? Could a infection of the Bladder cause foam or does foam mean it's spread to the kidneys? Finally, Can I wait to ask my endrocrineologist about this at my appointment 10 days from now?



Optional Information:
Gender: Female
Age: 18

Already Tried:
Home test (Positive for Lykotes), urine test at doc's office(Negitive).

(Response)
Do you have any urinary burning or increased frequency or any other symptoms?

Did the urine test at doctor's office show infection?

(My Response)
Increased frequency: yes
Burning: No
Diabetic: Not that I know of.
Test results haven't come back yet.
I see an Endocrineologist because I have Turner's Syndrome.

Dr. Arun

(My Response)
Increased frequency: yes
Burning: No
Diabetic: Not that I know of.
Test results haven't come back yet.
I see an Endocrineologist because I have Turner's Syndrome.


(Response)

Hello,



I would not be worried if your urine is foamy once in a while and especially if you are not drinking enough water and fluids. A persistent foamy urine may point to protein in urine, which will need further evaluation. So crux would be urine examination report. With no other significant symptoms, at this point of time, this is not likely to be concerning. This is not an emergency and this can wait till your endocrinologist's appointment. As I mentioned it is neither the bladder infection nor the kidney infection; which is likely to be causing the foamy urine. Please read this authentic resource;



http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/foamy-urine/AN01702



Please feel free for your follow up questions.



Dr. Arun

(My response)

Ok. Well, I've been keeping very hydriated recently. Which has caused my urine to be clear for the most part, (didn't report this to you as a symptom because I chalked it up to my drinking lots of water). What I'm wondering though is: should there be absoulutely no air bubbles in the urine or are a few air bubles always present?


(Response)
Hello,



Few air bubbles can be present normally. Do not point to any disease process.



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Dr. Arun

(My Response)
Oh. Sorry to trouble you, but I think I may have seen pus on a few occasions. Does this change your recomendation?


(Response)
Hello,



A pus in urine will denote infection and will need antibiotics. Though again a pus is not a common symptom.



Dr. Arun

(My response)
Thanks! Wanted to let you know about how my appointment and test went: The test turned up negitive. The endrocrine Dr. did a finger poke which showed my blood sugar was normal. He also said that he didn't think foamy urine occasionally was anything to be concerned about. I'm unsure of what occasionally means though. And what is ment by foamy? I at least once or twice a day have some attached (Meaning tiny bubbles that appear to stick together) air bubbles in my urine, is this foam? The do not appear white or frothy.
(My Response)
Ok, I've actually got a question or two more. (Trying to rap this up, since I know I'm continueing to ask questions and not pay you.)
A. Do you think my Endrocrine Specialist is acting responseibly here?
B. I saw someone on Yahoo answers suggest that you can test your urine for protine by heating it in a glass tube,(prosumibally he was suggesting doing this at home.) Is this at all effective or is he incorrect?

The "pus" was a slightly yellow discharge, I've read in medical books that vaginal discharge turns yellow when exposed to air, so I'm unsure now if this was in fact pus.

And finally, I forgot to mention that my GP prescribed antibiotics just incase I had an infection.


So what do you guys think? Any thoughts? I'm reluctant to go back to the Doc because I know I have an over active imagination and don't want to drive myself crazy trying to fix something that isn't wrong.

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