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  Wednesday, 13 February 2019
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Hi Doctor Jordan,
Recently, i have been realizing that sometimes, at random occasions, sometimes once a week, sometimes once every 2 weeks. sometimes 2 times a week.
My urine is very cloudy/turbid. this usually happens only in one urination, and in the next urination, the urine would be completely clear again.
The urine is so turbid that i cant see through it. i have been reading online that the most common cause of turbid urine is, phosphates precipitating in alkaline urine.
and many online has suggested to do the vinegar test. so, i put a few drops of vinegar on the cloudy urine, and indeed within seconds, the urine became clear.

I am just wondering, whether this is something to be investigated about? i read online, that it is benign.
but i'm just worried that, it could be something pathological, like problems with parathyroid glands , the body losing too much phosphates and etc.

your advice is greatly appreciated.


You are quite correct. The cloudiness could be precipitation of crystals which form in an alkaline urine. If you have never had kidney stones before, then this is nothing to be concerned about. In some patients with frequent kidney stones it could be more clinically significant.

I can only base my opinion on the information provided and your health-care provider might arrive at different conclusions once you have provided an entire history and had a physical examination performed. As always, this forum provides general medical information only and is limited to educational use only. Please discuss the above remarks with your health-care provider.

Dr. Jordan Weinstein
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