Have you ever urinated and noticed that your toilet bowl was filled with bubbles? Are bubbles in urine normal? Chances are you didn’t think the bubbles in your urine were a big deal, and you were probably right. Bubbles in urine can be caused by a variety of conditions, most of which are harmless. However, if you have bubbles in your urine, and are worried about the cause, FastMed can help. We are open 7 days a week with extended hours, making it easy for you to speak with a medical professional about the bubbles in your urine at a time that fits your schedule.
Bubbles in Your Urine Are Often No Cause for Worryin’
Bubbles in your urine are not often cause for concern. They are typically caused by innocuous conditions:
- Pregnancy – During pregnancy, some women will experience enlarged kidneys, resulting in bubbly urine. Also during pregnancy, a woman’s kidneys have to filter higher amounts of amino acids. When the amount of amino acids is too much for the kidneys to absorb, protein can escape into the urine, causing it to bubble.
- Mild dehydration – Dehydration causes the urine to be highly concentrated, and concentrated urine can bubble. People who have diabetes have a high risk for dehydration and may frequently experience bubbles in their urine.
- Rapid urination – Urinating quickly can also cause bubbles in urine, and it is typically caused by dehydration.
- Chemicals in the toilet – Bubbles in urine can often be caused by the chemicals in your toilet. When urine mixes with certain cleaning chemicals, it can cause them to bubble.
If you have bubbles in your urine and want to determine the cause, try drinking plenty of water. Increasing your level of hydration will help you figure out if the bubbles in your urine are caused by dehydration or something else. You should also think about if you have used any new chemicals in your toilet; if so, they could be the cause.
If you notice that the bubbles in your urine are not going away, or that your urine appears foamy, seek help from a medical professional at FastMed Urgent Care. Foamy urine could be due to a condition called proteinuria, which is commonly caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Your physician may recommend a blood test, blood pressure check, or urine test to check for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or urinary tract infections. In order to have your blood pressure evaluated at FastMed, the patient must complete an office visit.
FastMed Urgent Care owns and operates nearly 200 centers in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas that provide a broad range of acute/episodic and preventive healthcare services 365 days a year. FastMed also provides workers’ compensation and other occupational health services at all its centers, and family and sports medicine services at select locations. FastMed has successfully treated more than six million patients and is the only independent urgent care operator in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for quality, safety and infection control in ambulatory healthcare. For more information about locations, services, hours of operation, insurance and prices, visit www.fastmed.com.