Foamy urine is something that probably every person has noticed from time to time after urinating. However, even though normally, after urinating, no bubbles or foam should be present in urine, if they show up, it does not always have to be an alarming signal that something is not right with the health. In order to be sure, it is necessary to pay attention whether or not it is happening frequently, or it has only happened once, for example. Sometimes it may be a result of simply a bit more forceful urination. In cases in which it occurs frequently, medical help should be sought, because it is necessary to do certain tests, in order to determine the reason for the appearance of foamy urine.
Causes of foamy urine
When it comes to the causes of foamy urine, it is necessary to know that it does not always have to indicate some serious condition. That is why, before going to the doctor, the person should first make sure that, for example, the toilet has been flushed before urinating, and that there were no detergents or some kind of a toilet sanitizers in it the toilet. Also, the so-called ‘loud’ or rapid urination may result in foamy or bubbly urine, which is why it is best to urinate in a sterile container in order to exclude all these possibilities.
If after all this, the person still notices foamy urine, then there is no more doubt that the doctor should be visited. Among the causes of this problem are dehydration, proteinuria, infection of the urinary tract and vesicocolic fistula, but, it is also possible that people with diabetes or kidney stones are a bit more commonly faced with this problem.
If dehydration is the cause, or even taking in less fluid than necessary, it can be very easily solved by drinking more fluid on regular basis. As for proteinuria, this condition refers to the increased amount of protein in the urine, and it is one of the most common causes of foamy urine. Certain drugs, emotional stress, fever, as well as exposure to the severe cold or heat are only some of the elements that may contribute to the increase in the level of protein in the urine. Infections of the urinary tract are caused by various microorganisms, and if this is the cause of foamy urine, then burning sensation is often an accompanying symptom. Vesicocolic fistula is an abnormal formation between the colon and urinary tract, which results in the accumulation of the fluid under the skin and production of foam. If this is the cause, then it may be very serious condition, because in some cases the foamy urine indicates even tumors.