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Foamy Urine Urinalysis

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:40 am
by IronSand
My urine is usually foamy, but I tested negative for protein in my urine. The only abnormality in my urine test was the total pretein/creatinine ratio.

Should I be worried that there is something wrong with my kidneys, or is it normal for the ratio to be a little high sometimes?

Urinalysis:
Color, Urine [Yellow]
Appearance, Urine [Clear]
Protein, Urine [Negative]
Glucose, Urine [Negative]
Ketone, Urine [Negative]
Blood, Urine [Negative]
Nitrite, Urine [Negative]
Leukocyte Esterase, Urine [Negative]
Bilirubin, Urine [Negative]
Specific Gravity, Urine [1.018] (standard range: 1.006 - 1.029)
pH, Urine [7.5] (standard range: 5.0 - 8.0) pH
Urobilinogen, Urine [0.2] (standard range: 0.1 - 1.0) EU/dL

Urine, Total Protein:
Protein, Urine [9] mg/dL
Creatinine, Urine [123.5] (standard range: 22.0 - 392.0) mg/dL
Total Protein/Creatinine Ratio, Urine [72.9] (standard range: 15.0 - 68.0) mg/g

Re: Foamy Urine Urinalysis

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:16 pm
by wagolynn
Hi Iron Sand,

The results certainly look ok, how much fluid do you drink it looks as though you could be on the low side?

Re: Foamy Urine Urinalysis

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:13 pm
by Thumps
Hi IronSand,

While this forum is here to support, none of us are experts or medical professionals, so I hope you're discussing these with your doctor. :)

Re: Foamy Urine Urinalysis

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:44 pm
by IronSand
wagolynn wrote:Hi Iron Sand,

The results certainly look ok, how much fluid do you drink it looks as though you could be on the low side?



I think I drink a lot of fluids (maybe 6 glasses a day). Do you think my problem could be dehydration?


Are there kidney problems that don't show up on a urinalysis but can be revealed by an ultrasound? Just wondering...


Thumps wrote:Hi IronSand,

While this forum is here to support, none of us are experts or medical professionals, so I hope you're discussing these with your doctor. :)


Well...my follow up appointment is on Monday.

Re: Foamy Urine Urinalysis

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:05 pm
by wagolynn
Hi IronSand,

Fluid intake looks OK.

Ultrasound scans are used as part of the kidney diagnostic package, in my experience, ultrasound is used when other test (bloods etc.) suggest something is wrong.

Ultrasound can be used to breakup stones.