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Why does there appear to be oil in my urine, like an oil slick on top

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37 years old, diabetic female. gall bladder removed 2 1/2 yrs ago. parathyroid removed 2 years ago. taking glyburide, metformin & byetta for diabetes, no other meds. always constipated. noticed this oily slick on urine for a few months ago now.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.
Oily pee.... anyone?
Expert:  EsquireEmily replied 10 years ago.


Do you have any other symptoms, such as a burning sensation when you urinate or irritation in your vaginal area?


Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to HealthGuru aka Emily's Post: No. Nothing like that.
Expert:  EsquireEmily replied 10 years ago.

Hi Elaine-

It is normal to have a certain amount of what appears to be an oily residue in your urine, particularly if you let the urine sit for an extended period of time (e.g., more than 20 minutes). If the amount appears to be substantial, or if your urine is also milky in color, you should be seen by your doctor for tests - it may indicate an infection or something more serious. Technically the oily substance is caused by chyle, which is a naturally produced substance by the lymph nodes (composed mostly of fat and proteins).

BotXXXXX XXXXXne: If the color of your urine hasn't changed, and if you don't have any other symtpoms, you should be fine (but mention it to your doctor on the next visit). If the color has changed, or if you develop any other symptoms (such as pain or irritation), you should see your doctor.


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