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« on: 11/03/2008 21:08:16 »
Sometimes it ain't some times it is. I know its odd to ask, but I've always wondered why it is and why it ain't.

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« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2008 20:11:51 »
The faster you wee or if you have more pressure behind your wee you will have the effect of beating air into your wee as it hits the water in the bowl. This would make it fizzy.

My sister-in-law is a wee-wee nurse so I will ask her for more details and the medical side of this phenomenon.   

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« Reply #2 on: 12/03/2008 21:58:36 »
my best educated guess is that it the amount of "fizzy-ness" in your urine correlates with the amount of protein content in your urine.

Make it Lady, your sis-in-law is a wee-wee nurse???  So is my girlfriend!!!!  What a crazy cooincedince. 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/03/2008 01:02:49 »
Ha thanks for your answers guys. Ha I see I see..

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« Reply #4 on: 18/03/2008 10:30:18 »
To the one that said if you pee faster. Yes that does make bubbles, but they go away soon after they were made. What I'm talking about is you pee and after a litte while the whole bowl, well surface of the water, is filled with bubbles.

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« Reply #5 on: 18/03/2008 13:12:39 »
Fizzy wee wee ???


Isn't that Champagne ?

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« Reply #6 on: 18/03/2008 13:30:37 »
Well I've never drank Champange before.

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« Reply #7 on: 18/03/2008 14:24:39 »
Well I've never drank Champange before.
I have and it's crud !!!...but...then...I don't drink alcohol !.....the Champagne (Fizzy wee wee ) Fraternity would be up-in-arms that I would describe their nectar as urine !!

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« Reply #8 on: 18/03/2008 17:33:52 »
As long as you don't get the two confused. Still haven't been in touch with the wee wee nurse yet. She has been going to a lot of wee wee conventions and conferences.

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« Reply #9 on: 18/03/2008 21:37:17 »
Well I'll be patient. Thank you for trying to get to talk to her. I very much so appeciate it. :)

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« Reply #10 on: 20/03/2008 16:45:35 »
my best educated guess is that it the amount of "fizzy-ness" in your urine correlates with the amount of protein content in your urine.
Frothy urine can be caused by proteinuria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proteinuria

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« Reply #11 on: 20/03/2008 22:06:35 »
does that mean that i get a gold star???

the person who said peeing harder causses the bubbles was correct as well; just in a different way.  Protein in any solution causes it to bubble up like detergent or soap in a solution does.  Think of a solution of detergent in water.  its not bubbly until you disturb it some how, like shaking it.  the more detergent in the solution, the longer it will stay bubbly.

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« Reply #12 on: 23/03/2008 03:04:11 »
Well I don't think it being "frothy" but it works with me.

Strees is one of the factors. NO wonder its all bubbly.

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« Reply #13 on: 24/03/2008 10:05:54 »
You may be asked to give a biopsy sample in order to determine your condition. Before you surrender to this option be very aware that a biopsy could kill you and will in no way improve your level of care. There is quite a fair amount of pressure at the kidneys in the blood. Increased blood pressure can damage the kidneys. Infections also can damage the kidneys but are treatable with antibiotics. The safest way forward is to ask your GP to give you antibiotics making sure that you are not allergic to them of course. Explain to your Doctor that you want to do this because it is far safer than having a biopsy and less likely to cause irreparable damage to a kidney than a biopsy.

Another possibility that has not been addressed is that your kidneys might be performing a little too well and more toxins are leaving your body via your bladder than normal. Best to get a blood test in order to determine the levels of toxins in your blood to see if there is a serious problem.

However, it can be normal for people to have frothy urine from time to time and I suspect that dietary changes could explain some of these intermittent episodes.

I also have frothy urine and have had for 2 years now, but not all the time, some times a week can pass and none, other times it looks like ive drank a small amount of washing up liquid. My own problem was caused by drinking bottled water with high levels of salt in it, which raised my blood pressure.

Some bottled waters are far more mineral-intense than others - you can often taste this. But even if the water contains the minerals our bodies need - such as calcium or magnesium - it's unlikely to make a positive impact on your health in any big way, as the quantities are usually so small.
The only exceptions are some of the 'fortified with calcium' waters, such as Danone. Otherwise, depending on where you live, you can glean more calcium from tap water than from bottled water. The key is whether the water has filtered through the rocks, as this is how it picks up the calcium.
My biggest concern over bottled waters is that some of them contain excessive levels of sodium (one of the constituents of salt). This can be a problem if you have high blood pressure, which can be exacerbated by too much salt in the diet.
This may come as a surprise to those who are carefully watching their salt intake in food - but the fact is, you can be blissfully drinking your water, thinking it's doing your blood pressure good, but find it isn't getting any better - and that's because of the salt in the water.
Admittedly this is a rare scenario, as usually people who drink lots of water expel much of the sodium it contains in their urine. However, higher sodium intake is not good for anyone whose body is not efficient in getting rid of excess salt, or who has a problem such as high blood pressure or kidney disease.
It's also not a good idea if you have low bone density (excess salt increases the rate at which the bones lose calcium) or suffer from fluid retention as a result of PMS
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/janeclarke.html?in_article_id=495110&in_page_id=1988&in_a_source=


I also ate lots of avocado which contain a very lethal toxin called percin which is known to damage kidneys. I also loved to eat grapefruit, again not wise
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=2004

Avocadoes Google:   persin avocado
Avocado "can be dangerous to our animal companions. "Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds, and bark contain a toxic principle known as percin"... The primary concern with dogs is with gastrointestinal irritation, including vomiting and diarrhea... Birds and rodents appear to be particularly sensitive to avocado, and ingestion can result in respiratory distress, congestion, fluid accumulation around the heart, and even death" (Newsletter, ASPCA, Oct. 14, 2005).

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« Reply #15 on: 24/03/2008 17:03:21 »
I think i'm fine andrew. I"m only 14..

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« Reply #16 on: 25/03/2008 22:32:19 »
Get your urine checked out with your doctor to make sure, he will ask you to collect a 24 hour sample, which requires you to save all of your urine in a gallon container for analysis, thi is generally a good method of determining if there is anything wrong. However, as you say at your age the chances of something being wrong is remote, but not entirely impossible.

Babies can develop renal problems so theres no reason why a 14 year old may not develop problem, the majority of which respond well to prompt treatment. It may also be simply a connection with something in your diet as in the link above in my previois post.

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« Reply #17 on: 26/03/2008 05:20:23 »
I don't think the poster was concerned about their urine being overly "fizzy" more so just asking why sometimes its "fizzier" than others.

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« Reply #18 on: 26/03/2008 12:48:45 »
yeah.

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« Reply #19 on: 23/11/2009 18:44:30 »
my best educated guess is that it the amount of "fizzy-ness" in your urine correlates with the amount of protein content in your urine.
Frothy urine can be caused by proteinuria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proteinuria
This is sometimes associated with kidney failure.

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« Reply #20 on: 26/11/2009 21:49:20 »
Why is my pee fizzy?

Mines fuzzy
« Last Edit: 01/12/2009 09:16:54 by FuzzyUK »

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« Reply #21 on: 01/12/2009 22:44:01 »
I think proteinuria can be a side-effect of some drugs (legal ones, I should add, although maybe illegal ones too), so if proteinuria can cause frothy urine, then it follows that it could be a sign that someone is reacting to a prescription medicine. Just a thought.

 

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