Cloudy urine can be a symptom of various different disorders, as well as it may be totally normal and nothing to worry about. A lot depends on the patient’s age, health condition, internal factors, and other symptoms present, such as odor, pain or burning sensation.
Cloudy urine is a very common occurrence during pregnancy. It may sometimes start from day one and last through the entire pregnancy. A doctor should see the patient; in many cases it turns out that everything it completely normal and this is just part of the changes that happen during pregnancy. The symptom can be observed at different times in different people, such as: during early pregnancy; off and on during whole pregnancy; during whole pregnancy. Some people even say that cloudy urine is a sign of pregnancy.
Menstruation and Ovulation
Cloudy urine can also be observed right before the start of menstruation or around ovulation, and the color of urine becomes normal soon after.
Possible Health Issues
The numerous possible health issues that this may be a symptom of include: urinary tract infection, the presence of bacteria in the urine, the presence of white blood cells (“pus”) in the urine, the presence of red blood cells in the urine, the presence of mucus or phosphates in the urine, the presence of sperm, yeast, crystals, etc. It can also be a parasite infection, a viral infection of the urinary tract, inflammation of the urethra, or a sign of cystitis, gonorrhea, and other disorders and diseases. Urine turning cloudy can also be caused by disorders of other body systems.
Note: urinary tract infections are very common; they are often caused by bacteria invading from the anus into the urethra or from mechanical action around the genitals.
Cloudy urine isn’t always a reason for concern. For example, it could just be that a little debris is causing it. However, if it’s a lasting or regular occurrence, or if it is accompanied by other symptoms like pain, odor, a strong feeling that you needed to urinate, nausea or vomiting, and others; there may be an underlying condition of concern. The best thing to do is see your OBGYN so that they check you and tell you whether it is normal or something that needs to be addressed or even something that requires immediate medical intervention.