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What causes thread like substances in urine?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Question: I notice some whitish thread like discharge in my urine. Is this normal.
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Confirm it's urine discharge, not vaginal.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, i would advise you to have the following tets done :
1.urine- routine and culture test.
2.An ultrasound scan of abdomen and pelvis.
Show these reports and have a check-up done by a specialist -Urologist or gynecologist.
You may send the reports here, for an expert opinion.
It would be good to know, how long you've been seeing this discharge.
Whether you also have any burning sensation while passing urine.
If you ever noticed a discoloration to the urine.
Are you sure, the discharge is in the urine only, or could be from vaginal area.
The gynecologist will be able to confirm this, after a local examination of the vagina.
Drink 10-12 glasses fluids daily.
Maintain good genital area hygiene.
Wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (32 hours later)
Thank you doctor. There is no discolouration or burning sensation. I have been noticing this for about a year...but since there was no other symptom I have not consulted yer.
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Don't delay tests any more.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
I think you should understand, that such discharges are not normal.
Now, don't delay your check-up with reports.
Your health is your wealth.
Wish you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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What causes thread like substances in urine?

Brief Answer: Confirm it's urine discharge, not vaginal. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX and welcome to HCM. As an Urologist, i would advise you to have the following tets done : 1.urine- routine and culture test. 2.An ultrasound scan of abdomen and pelvis. Show these reports and have a check-up done by a specialist -Urologist or gynecologist. You may send the reports here, for an expert opinion. It would be good to know, how long you've been seeing this discharge. Whether you also have any burning sensation while passing urine. If you ever noticed a discoloration to the urine. Are you sure, the discharge is in the urine only, or could be from vaginal area. The gynecologist will be able to confirm this, after a local examination of the vagina. Drink 10-12 glasses fluids daily. Maintain good genital area hygiene. Wish you well.