My pee is weird and I haven't heard back from the doctor!! :(

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   Posted 7/13/2013 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Usually when I urinate it would be light colored. Lately for the past month or so its been really yellow. I know this is kinda nasty sorry but its just that whenever I go pee its yellow but if I look fast enough there's a darker yellow liquid within the pee that eventually settles down to the bottom so by the time I'm finished my pee is yellow but then in the center its a darker yellow. And right now I just went and there were tiny tiny little specks of red on the paper when I wiped. I know I'm definitely not on my period. And my last appt which was a month or so ago my doc said I had trace blood in my urine.

I've been in remission since March I think? I'm not in pain I feel perfectly fine but I'm afraid my lupus is becoming active again or something might be terribly wrong with my kidneys since I was having kidney problems back in October. Back when I was having kidney problems I felt perfectly fine also.
I got labs done like almost 2 weeks ago and I've been calling to ask about the results but no one returns my calls and it's driving me crazy!!!! I'm just scared :(

Has the urine thing happened to anyone else??

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   Posted 7/13/2013 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Get to your kidney doctor and get checked out. It sounds like you may have protein in your urine.
Does your urine look foamy or have bubbles?

Bubbles mean the pH is off from heavy amounts of protein.

You shouldn't have bubbles of any kind.
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   Posted 7/13/2013 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
And sometimes bubbles just mean you've waited too long and everything is rushing out fast & hard!

Have you been eating differently, drinking differently, or sweating more or less than usual? Make sure you are drinking the proverbial 8 8-oz glasses of water a day (ie stay hydrated), and keep asking the Drs for the lab results.

Sometimes extra vitamins or other supplements make our urine yellow, but with proper hydration it should be clear or a very light color.

Hope you get some answers soon!
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   Posted 7/14/2013 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Raquel-amez. I want to welcome you to our forum. I have a BS in medical technology (lab) so I can help you. If the urine is bright yellow, it's vitamin C. If it's an orange-brown color with foam, you're having liver problems which includes hepatitis A that you can get from poor hygiene at a restaurant. If it's just dark yellow, you are probably dehydrated.
Women occasionally have red blood cells (RBC) in urine just from exercise or a tear in the vaginal wall. The stuff that you see settling to the bottom can either be amorphous (just common junk that sometimes occurs) or a bacterial infection. Since you have blood in your urine, a bacterial infection is certainly a possibility.
To give yourself peace of mind, go to your physician's office and tell them you want a copy of all your lab work from that visit. On your blood tests, if your creatinine and BUN are normal your kidneys are fine. If your bilirubin, AST, and ALT are normal your liver is good too. If your white blood cell (WBC) count is within normal range you're good, but if it's high you have a bacterial infection even if you're not having pain.
Urine should be sterile (no bacteria). If you had a urinalysis during your last visit, check if the following are abnormal: leukocyte esterase, bilirubin, protein and if WBCs, bacteria, and red blood cells are present.
I think you should schedule a visit to see your primary care doc and ask him/her to order another urinalysis plus culture & sensitivity on your urine. For a urine culture the tech puts some of your urine on a petri dish and sees if bacteria grows. The sensitivity is done if lots bacteria grows and tells the doc what antibiotic will work best.
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   Posted 7/17/2013 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much everyone! I FINALLY heard back from the doctor today and the nurse said everything came back normal so I'm definitely calmer now. My legs were shaking while I was on the phone I almost fell over LOL but thank God everything came back ok.

One time it was a tiny bit foamy but most of the time its not foamy just slightly dark which is probably from dehydration because I admit I really don't drink water as much as I should. I have my appt next week and I'm going to run this by him just to make sure. I started at a new job like a month ago and I always sweat and am all out of breath so that might contribute to my pee being different than usual. But like I said I'm gonna see what my doc has to say about it.

Thanks so much everyone! I'm much calmer now thank you for your answers :)
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