During pregnancy, women have to face many physical and mental changes. Symptoms like mood swings, vaginal discharge, constipation, leg cramps and back pain can be seen in pregnancy. Apart from this, frequent urination is also included in the early symptoms of pregnancy. During this time, the color of urine can be dark yellow and foamy. In such a situation, the question remains in the mind of pregnant women whether dark and foamy urine is normal? In this article we will know what is the color of urine in the beginning of pregnancy and what does it mean-

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  1. Causes Of Changing The Color Of Urine In Pregnancy
  2. Summary
Doctors for Diagnosis Of Color Of Urine In Early Pregnancy

During pregnancy, most women have to face problems related to urine. During this time the color of urine can change and it can also become foamy. This may be due to the presence of blood in the urine or vaginal discharge. The following can be the reasons for foamy urine during pregnancy -

Dehydration

When someone is dehydrated, the urine may appear dark and foamy. Foamy urine can also occur during pregnancy. Dark urine, thirst, fatigue and dizziness during pregnancy are symptoms of dehydration. There can be many reasons for dehydration during pregnancy -

A pregnant woman needs more water than usual to support the placenta, amniotic fluid and the baby. Therefore, experts recommend that women should drink 10 glasses of water every day to avoid dehydration during pregnancy. If the woman remains hydrated, the color of the urine will also remain normal.

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Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by bacteria infecting the kidney, ureter, bladder or urethra. This infection is most common in the lower urinary tract. Pregnant women have to face it more. The symptoms of urinary tract infection are as follows -

During pregnancy, there is a high risk of kidney infection due to UTI. In this situation, problems like premature birth and low weight of the baby can also be seen.

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Infection

Vaginal yeast infection is common during pregnancy. Due to this, foam may come out in the urine. Also, itching in the vagina and burning sensation may be felt while urinating. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like chlamydia and gonorrhea also produce secretions, due to which foam may appear in the urine. These infections can cause premature labor.

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Kidney Stones

Foamy urine during pregnancy can be a sign of kidney stones. Kidney stones are solid pieces of matter that are made up of calcium, oxalate and phosphorus. If a woman remains dehydrated and has UTI problems, then the risk of stones can be high.

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If there is a change in vaginal discharge, bleeding, pressure and cramps in the lower abdomen, then in this situation it is necessary to see a doctor. Most of the cases of foamy urine during pregnancy can be treated with antibiotics. Apart from this, if the color of urine appears dark during pregnancy, then drink enough water in this situation. Frequent UTI and infection during pregnancy can be serious. Therefore, do not ignore it at all.

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