Many patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD) are very worried when they accidentally found that their urines are full of bubbles or foams. What does that indicate? Many patients have many doubts centering on this situations. So here I want to make some explanations.
All of us know that just after we urinate, the urine will form some foams in the surface of urine, but these bubbles will disappear in a short time. This phenomenon is very normal.
Another case is that temporary proteinuria is also normal in some cases, such as when we eat and drink too much, participating severe sports, standing for a long time, or we are in the mood of fluctuations, etc. In these cases, the appearance of protein in urine is also normal.
However, after eliminating various objective factors, if there are a layer of tiny bubbles on the surface of urine and they are still not disappeared even after thirty minutes, this may indicate the kidneys are abnormal, so prompt inspection should be made so as to ascertain whether the kidneys are damaged and whether they are induced by PKD.
The other case with foamy urine is described as this: abundant large foams exist in the urine, or the large foams still bubble out from the deep urine when the surface foams are disappeared. The phenomenon of many bubbles emerging from urine is possibly aroused by the rise of bilirubin and protein in the urine. Likewise, complete examinations are suggested to make certain the reasons.
We can get simple conclusions that foam or bubble in urine does not mean protein, not to mention that there exits direct relations between foamy urine and kidney damages. Leave alone other things, what are the specific relations between foamy urine and PKD?
Generally, patients with PKD should go to hospital and take an inspection on urine, blood and renal functions if either the cases mentioned above case happens. If the diagnosis result proves that these foams are protein, which indicate that his or her kidney are damaged, and the most likely origin is PKD. Then you may ask how PKD induce the foamy urine. Let me give its reasons.
For the patients with PKD, during the cysts’ growth progression, these cysts will oppress the kidney tissues, so they may damage the glomerulus membrane. Once the membrane filtration screen damaged, proteins and other medium and large molecular materials will leak out of the kidneys and then excrete the body. But in normal cases, these substances are not able to filtrated because kidney’s powerful reabsorbtion functions when it are not damaged, so the foamy urine will not appear. Do you more information? Consult our experts without hesitation.