Mucus is a thick, slippery fluid that coats and moistens certain parts of the body, including the nose, mouth, throat, and urinary tract. A small amount of mucus in your urine (pee) is normal. Having too much mucus may be a sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI) or other medical condition.
Causes. Abnormal urine color may be caused by infection, disease, medicines, or food you eat. Cloudy or milky urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection, which may also cause a bad smell. Milky urine may also be caused by bacteria, crystals, fat, white or red blood cells, or mucus in the urine.
That's because menstruation, pregnancy, birth control medications, and ovulation may make mucus thicker and more obvious. This thicker mucus can appear to be coming from the urine when, in fact, it's often from the vagina. Mucus in urine can occur in men.
It is more likely that mucus in the urine is related to an infection, a digestive condition, or another cause. Despite this, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out severe causes such as bladder cancer.
Dark yellow urine is a sign to drink more fluids. Amber-colored urine can indicate dehydration. Orange urine can be caused by various foods or medications or be a sign of potential liver problems. Pink or red urine can be caused by foods or medications or it can also be a sign of blood in the urine.
Several proteins can be found in the urine, but the most relevant to kidney disease is albumin. Protein in the urine is not usually obvious, but can be detected by a simple dip- stick test, or sometimes by more sensitive lab tests.
The urethra is the tube that carries urine (and also semen, in men) out of the body. This sticky situation is often caused by dry ejaculate that doesn't fully exit the urethra, gumming up the pipes. Adhesion is not serious and usually clears out within a day or so.
Vaginal discharge is a clear, white or off-white fluid that comes out of your vagina. Your uterus, cervix and vagina produce vaginal discharge, which is mainly made up of cells and bacteria. It helps clean and lubricate your vagina, and helps fight off bad bacteria and infection.
Doctors refer to the standard color of your urine as “urochrome.” Urine naturally carries a yellow pigment. When you're staying hydrated, your urine will be a light yellow, close-to-clear color. If you're getting dehydrated, you'll notice that your urine is becoming a deep amber or even light brown.
White or Milky: When your pee is this color, the most likely cause is a urinary tract infection, although it could also be that you have too much calcium, phosphate, or that your body is producing too many minerals.
Generally, earlier stages are known as 1 to 3. And as kidney disease progresses, you may notice the following symptoms. Nausea and vomiting, muscle cramps, loss of appetite, swelling via feet and ankles, dry, itchy skin, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, urinating either too much or too little.
The bottom line. If you notice white particles in your urine, it's likely from genital discharge or a problem in your urinary tract, such as kidney stones or possible infection. If you have significant symptoms that accompany the white particles in your urine, you may want to see your doctor.
Sometimes, urine can also foam up when it's concentrated. Your urine is more concentrated if you haven't had much water to drink and you're dehydrated. Foamy urine can also indicate that you have too much of a protein, such as albumin, in your urine. The protein in your urine reacts with the air to create foam.
Diabetes can cause cloudy urine when too much sugar builds up in your urine. Your urine may also smell sweet or fruity. Diabetes can also lead to kidney complications or increase risk of infections of the urinary tract, both of which can also make your urine appear cloudy.
Urine naturally has some yellow pigments called urobilin or urochrome. The darker urine is, the more concentrated it tends to be. Dark urine is most commonly due to dehydration. However, it may be an indicator that excess, unusual, or potentially dangerous waste products are circulating in the body.