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Foamy pee that rarely happens or only happens occasionally, is most likely not a serious thing. You need to be careful if foamy urine occurs frequently or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as swollen body and bloody urine
Urine or urine is normally golden yellow and clear, or slightly dark. The texture is runny and not bubbly. However, sometimes changes occur until the urine looks foamy.
There are various factors that can cause these changes, it can be due to certain diseases or because of the side effects of drugs.
Various Causes of Foamy Pee
Here are some conditions that can cause foamy urine:
1. Bladder full of urine
Urine that looks foamy could be because your bladder is full of urine. When the bladder is too full, the urine will be more profuse, causing bubbles or foam to form in the toilet.
Sometimes, foamy urine can also occur when the amount of soluble substances in the urine, such as sugar, s alt, or protein, is higher than water. This condition can occur if you are not drinking enough water or are severely dehydrated.
3. Taking medicine
Certain drugs used to treat urinary tract infections, such as phenazopyridine, can also make urine appear foamy.
4. Retrograde ejaculation
Another cause of foamy urine is retrograde ejaculation, which is a condition that occurs in men when semen enters the bladder instead of being expelled through the penis during ejaculation.
5. Proteinuria or leaky kidneys
Proteinuria or albuminuria is a condition in which the amount of protein in the urine exceeds the normal threshold. One of the causes is when the kidney filters (glomeruli) are damaged, causing proteins in the blood to leak out through the urine.
Normally, the kidneys will filter excess water and waste from the blood to be excreted through urine. Proteins and other important substances needed by the body will be left in the bloodstream because they are too large to pass through the kidney filters.
But if the kidneys are damaged, the filter cannot filter properly, so protein can enter the urine.
Proteinuria is a sign of chronic kidney disease which can be caused by high blood pressure or uncontrolled diabetes, endocarditis, nephrotic syndrome, and kidney inflammation.
If you experience foamy urine, don't hesitate to consult a doctor. Especially if the foamy urine doesn't go away in a few days, the urine is cloudy and bloody, or if it's accompanied by nausea, vomiting, weakness, swelling in the body, no appetite, and feeling tired.