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CKD Clear Urine

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:04 pm
by Henriettab
Dad was asked to produce a urine sample this morning but has dementia and the sample he has left looks like pure water, completely colourless. He asures me this is urine and that he didn't rinse it out with water. Is this typical of kidney function decline? If anything, in the past it has always been on the dark side.
He has just completed two different courses of Anti Biotics to get rid of Urine infections, the last tablet taken this morning.

Re: CKD Clear Urine

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:53 pm
by wagolynn
Hi Henriettab,

Like you, I suspect he may have just put water in but rather than challenge him, which is likely to cause upset for you both.
You could 'pretend' they have asked for two samples now or simply submit the one sample, letting them know you are doubtful about it, they will be able to tell very quickly if it is just water.

Re: CKD Clear Urine

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:14 pm
by Henriettab
Hi Wagolynn
Thanks for reply. District Nurse tested it today and yes it was only water :roll: I have a new urine pot to get a sample tomorrow which nurse will test again. Dad has been waking me up several times a night over silly things so I think it is either a UTI even though he has has completed 2 courses of Anti Biotics or his Vascular Dementia has dropped another level. :(

Re: CKD Clear Urine

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:17 pm
by wagolynn
Hi Henriettab,

I am pleased to see the suspect sample is now sorted out.

I can only think of a couple of solutions, A) Nurse to assist in taking sample B) Let him try again but tell him they expect it to be yellow or pale brown (lock up the Orange squash, and the Gravy salt :wink: )

Good luck.

Re: CKD Clear Urine

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:41 am
by Dixie1
Hi Henriettab

My urine is almost always completely clear and looks like water. I have polycystic kidney disease, stage 5 CKD, just approaching dialysis. I understand this is pretty common, because of the kidneys inability to 'concentrate' the urine.

Good luck!