The normal color of urine is straw yellow with the urochrome pigment it contains, and the urine is clear. The color of urine varies between light and dark yellow according to the amount of fluid taken. For most of us, it is dark in the morning and light in the evening. Different colors can be seen in the urine: red, red-purple, yellow-brown, green, blue-black, and milky-white. Some medications and nutrients can also stain urine. One of the common situations encountered with the color of urine is that it is cloudy.

Causes of Cloudy Urine

Cloudy pee is a condition that can be seen at any age. But it is more common in young and old people. Water consumption is also very important in cases such as diarrhea and vomiting. Especially in the hot summer months, people who do sports lose a lot of fluid. When these fluids are not taken back into the body, cloudy may occur in the urine. Urinary tract infections are also one of the conditions that cause foamy urine. The fact that the urine smells very bad, accompanied by cloudiness, indicates an infection in the urinary tract. Urine with a cloudy appearance may also indicate bacteria.


When you get enough water, your urine color will become clear or light yellow. But if your body is dehydrated, your urine color will be darker. The loss of fluid experienced is called dehydration. In this case, turbid urine may appear.

2-Urinary tract infection

If you have a urinary tract infection, you’re very likely to see turbid urine. Apart from that, you may notice a bad smell and foamy pee in your urine.

3-Cloudy Urine in Kidney infection

Urinary tract infection, if left untreated, leads to kidney infection. In this case, it is very normal for you to see dark, turbid and frothy urine.

4-Sexually transmitted infection (STI)

Sexually transmitted infections can cause a urinary tract infection. This causes you to see cloudy urine with foam, or bubbles in urine.


The most common cause of bacterial infections is vulvovaginitis. But infection can also be caused by viruses or fungi. This causes turbidity in the urine.


One of the main reasons why cloudy urine in men, is inflammation of the prostate. In addition, burning and blood can be seen in the urine. Cloudy urine in male usually occurs due to an infection in the prostate.

7-Kidney stones

Kidney stones cause a burning sensation when urinating. It is also among the foamy urine causes. Those with kidney stones are more likely to experience cloudy urine in the morning.


Sometimes the foods you consume in your diet can cause clouding in your urine. These can be foods especially rich in phosphorus. Since the kidneys filter out excess phosphorus in the body, turbid urine can be noticed.

9-Diabetes or kidney damage from diabetes

In some cases, patients with diabetes may experience turbid urine. Excess sugar, which the body cannot process, is excreted through the urine. This, in turn, causes clouding in the urine. In addition this, Those with diabetes are more likely to experience foamy urine in the morning.

Foods that cause cloudy urine

Eating large amounts of phosphorus-containing substances or drinking plenty of water milk can make urine cloudy due to the high phosphate level. Dairy products are also especially rich in bone-forming calcium. For most people, consuming milk and dairy products in moderation is not a concern. In fact, they can be a nutritious addition to your diet. Consuming too much meat, such as dairy products, can cause your body to expel too much phosphorus through urine. As a result, your urine color may become opaque from transparent.

Cloudy Urine in Pregnancy

It is possible that you may see cloudy urine during pregnancy. This can usually be caused by a UTI, STI or vaginitis. But the symptoms of these conditions are similar to those of women who are not pregnant. However, it’s important that you get treatment early. Because these infections can lead to pregnancy complications.

If you have a few of the symptoms associated with this illness contact the Erdem Hospital call centre.

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