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Cloudy urine Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Cloudy urine. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had cloudy urine?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Have you had previous episodes of cloudy urine or diagnosed urinary tract infection?

    Why: may indicate recurrent urinary tract infections due to relapse of a previously treated infection or because of re-infection.

  3. Is the cloudy urine persistent despite being treated with antibiotics?

    Why: may indicate that the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic or that there is an underlying abnormality such as a kidney stone or chronically infected prostate in a male patient.

  4. Age of the patient?

    Why: if neonate or preschool age child must investigate for vesicoureteric reflux if urinary tract infection is diagnosed as it can lead to scarring of kidneys, high blood pressure and chronic renal failure. Urinary tract infections in infants and very young children may be associated with fever, vomiting, diarrhea and failure to thrive.

  5. Sex of patient?

    Why: if male should investigate for chronic prostatitis.

  6. Pregnant?

    Why: pregnant women have a higher chance of urinary tract infections and it is important to treat them as they can lead to pyelonephritis and higher chance of developing high blood pressure in pregnancy and higher chance of delivering a low birth weight baby.

  7. Travel history?

    Why: may assess risk of bilharzia infection.

  8. Sexual history?

    Why: may help in assessing risk of sexually acquired urethritis.

  9. Symptoms of urinary tract infection?

    Why: e.g. pain and burning with urination, urinary frequency, blood in urine in severe cases, offensive smell to urine.

  10. Symptoms of pyelonephritis (acute bacterial infection of the kidney) e.g. symptoms as for urinary tract loin and also loin pain, fever, chills, nausea
  11. Blood in urine?

    Why: see blood in urine, any blood in the urine may lead to cloudy or smoky urine.

  12. Symptoms of prostatitis?

    Why: e.g. fever, chills, pain between anus and base of penis, urinary frequency, urgency and pain with urination, sometimes blood in the urine.

  13. Symptoms of urinary stones?

    Why: e.g. intense pain in loin radiating down to groin, cloudy urine due to blood in the urine.

  14. Symptoms of urethritis?

    Why: e.g. burning sensation with passing urine, penile discharge or leakage.

  15. May be due to gonorrhea, chlamydia, ureaplasma and other organisms
  16. Vaginal discharge?

    Why: due to vaginitis or physiological discharge may cause cloudy urine due to contamination.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cloudy urine:

The following list of conditions have 'Cloudy urine' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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