Cloudy Urine in Pregnancy First Trimester, Second Trimester, Third Trimester


Clear urine is the sign of normal healthy urine. But in some cases of pregnancy, it turns cloudy. Color and texture of urine is considered an indicator for many medical problems. Smell and consistency of urine shows presence of any pathological condition. So during pregnancy, cloudy urine may have various reasons behind it. Common reasons involve hormonal imbalance or inaccurate diet and food. But there are some medical conditions which may lead to cloudy urine during pregnancy. Urinary tract infection is the top most reason. Infection in urinary tract may cause cloudy urine. Less urinating frequency lead to cloudy urine.

Patient have to urinate whenever she feels pressure. Proteinuria is 2nd most common cause of cloudy urine. In proteinuria, proteins are present in high concentration in urine making it cloudy. If patient is suffering from high blood pressure along with proteinuria, then preeclampsia may occur. Abnormally high level of hormones in body may lead to cloudy urine. As pregnancy hormone start releasing in double or triple amount during 1st trimester, find its way out via urine, so urine may appear cloudy. Dehydration can also cause cloudy urine. Some medications change or alter the texture of urine and make it cloudy.

Cloudy Urine in Pregnancy First Trimester, Second Trimester, Third Trimester

Cloudy Urine in Pregnancy First Trimester


During initial days of pregnancy, the pregnancy hormone starts releasing. hCG is the pregnancy hormone which starts releasing after placental formation. This hormone level goes up every 2 to 3 days i.e 2 or 3 times greater than normal. And it continues to  increase until 11th week of pregnancy. And after 1st trimester, it's level goes down. This hormone finds its way to get out of body via urine. So presence of hCG hormone in urine makes it cloudy. It is the only reason behind cloudy urine in 1st trimester. It can resolve on its own after 1st trimester.

Cloudy Urine in Pregnancy Second Trimester


During 2nd trimester of pregnancy, proteinuria may result in cloudy urine. Proteinuria is a condition in which high concentration of proteins is found in urine. Presence of proteins in urine makes it cloudy. Proteinuria is a serious prenatal condition. It can complicate pregnancy. If patient is suffering from high blood pressure along with proteinuria, then there are increased chances of preeclampsia. So pregnant women with proteinuria require close monitoring for healthy pregnancy. Proteinuria must controlled through out pregnancy for healthy baby. It is the only main reason behind cloudy urine in 2nd trimester.

Cloudy Urine in Pregnancy Third Trimester


Proteinuria not only in 2nd trimester but also in third trimester leads to cloudy urine. Preeclampsia is the common cause of cloudy urine in 3rd trimester. Proteins in urine, high blood pressure and swollen hands and feet, weight gain and abdominal pain are the common symptoms of preeclampsia. If it is left untreated, then it can cause serious problems like seizures (eclampsia), death of mother or fetus and kidney failure. If preeclampsia become severe, then physician may recommend induced labor. Preeclampsia resolve on its own after fetal delivery.
Cloudy Urine in Pregnancy First Trimester, Second Trimester, Third Trimester Cloudy Urine in Pregnancy First Trimester, Second Trimester, Third Trimester Reviewed by Simon Albert on August 08, 2017 Rating: 5
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