Why is my urine cloudy?

Reviewed by Dr Jonah Mink, April 21'25 sec read

Cloudy urine can be caused by other medical conditions unrelated to infection

Diabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are too high, can cause damage to the kidneys. The high sugar levels damage the intricate filtration system of the kidneys, allowing protein to leak into urine. The protein can make urine appear frothy or cloudy.

The presence of kidney stones can increase the mineral content within the urine, causing cloudiness. Kidney stones also cause severe pain in the back and sides, high fever and the presence of blood in the urine.

Vaginal infections can also cause cloudy urine.

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