Mucus in Urine: 7 Reasons Every Woman Should Know

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The mucus is a viscous, transparent/ whitish fluid substance produced by the by the membrane and glands of the body to lubricate the different organs of the body. One such part is the urinary tract, protected by a thin layer of mucus thus making the presence of some mucus in urine ordinary and almost healthy. The presence of excessive mucus threads in your urinal tract and urine can be indicative of any health ailments that require immediate attention. You can tell by the varying amount of mucus or the differing colors of it in your urine, if you might be at potential risk of having a medical issue. The heavy flow of the vaginal discharge/ mucus might be due to a number of reasons. The uncommon and excess discharge of mucus from the vagina is a warning for you to note the symptoms and successively seek medical professional assistance.

7 Facts Every Woman Should Know about Mucus in Urine

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 The different reasons associated with urinal discharge are as follows:

Normal discharge

The urethra and the bladder create white mucus normally to help the body get rid of all unnecessary germs and lower the chances of susceptibility to infections and any such health ailments. More than often if the urinal mucus discharge does not follow any other symptoms like color change it is absolutely natural and shouldn’t bother you.

Urinary tract infection

Uti’s are becoming one of the most common urinary tract health issues. Often caused by bacteria, the infections occur mostly among females, the condition is known to affect men as well. These infections cause frequent urination and also a very stinging/ burning sensation in the urinary passage/tract. The urine might also be of red/ pink color, insinuating presence of bloody mucus.

Sexually transmitted infections

The sti’s are infections caused due to bacterial infestation in the urinary tract that result in medical conditions that often cause excess mucus. Two such sexually transmitted infections are chlamydia and gonorrhea. The symptoms include yellowish/greenish mucus in chlamydia and white/cloudy discharge in gonorrhea. A burning sensation while urinating, uneasiness and pelvic pain are common problems that persist. Indulging in safe sexual intercourse reduces the risk of such infections.

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Irritable bowel syndrome

The disorder of the digestive system, it affects a part of the large intestine. The condition can lead to formation of thick mucus that leaves the body due to the bowel movement. In multiple cases, the abundant mucus in the urine flow is caused because of the mixing of urine with anus in the toilet.

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is another condition that affects the digestive system. The digestive disorder also leads to excess mucus creation in the digestive tract. Mucus can be a coping mechanism of the body to fight the ulcers that are caused as a result of ulcerative colitis. The mucus intermixes with the urine during the bowel movement and you may appear to have excessive mucus content in your urinary tract. Other symptoms include diarrhea, fatigue, fever, rectal bleeding, pain, weight loss, abdominal pain and cramps.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones are formed due to deposition of excessive salts and minerals in the kidneys. The stones are actually pebble like structures formed because of the accumulation of these extra salts and minerals that don’t get diluted with our water intake. It is believed that when the kidney stones enter the urinary tract, in an attempt to remove the stones out of our body the urinary tract produces more mucus to assist in the process of removing the stones. It is due to this reason that kidney stones might also result in more prominent flow of mucus/mucus threads. This is why kidney stones, at times pass out through urination. The symptoms of kidney stones include pain and discomfort, nausea, bloody urine etc.

Bladder cancer

In the most unusual scenario heavy vaginal discharge of mucus might be an indication of bladder cancer. It is suggested that the body produces more mucus as the bladder is suffering from cancer. A number of other symptoms like bloody urine, abdominal pain and weight loss follow excessive mucus if the person is suffering from cancer. The tricky part however, is that these symptoms are related to numerous other medical conditions of less serious outcome. Thus, the only way to be sure of the disease you best visit the nearest doctor and get a proper diagnosis conducted.

While a little amount of mucus presence in the urinal tract isn’t a worrisome issue. If the urine consists of a heavy flow of mucus threads then make an appointment with a medical professional and visit them at the earliest. A number of reasons cause excess production of mucus and it is advisable you know immediately the exact reason behind such a condition. Even when you become minutely aware of the increasing content of white/bloody mucus in your urine and any of the above mentioned symptoms follow be quick to see a doctor and get a thorough check up done to know the right reason for the excessive vaginal discharge.

References

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www.healthline.com

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