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My sister-in-law is 72 and 95% bedridden - needs a

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My sister-in-law is 72 and 95% bedridden - needs a wheelchair to move. She is currently on a catheter and we have had aides coming in to care for her twice a day. This morning, her urine contained something that I can best describe as the egg whites in egg drop soup. We have taken a sample but we're not sure if this could be a UTI or something worse. What do we need to do at this point? Should we be taking her to the hospital?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

This is Dr. David

most likely that is mucus or sediment in the urine

UTI usually causes cloudy urine or blood in the urine

wait for the urinalysis and urine culture to come back.

try to get her to drink more water and fluids.

some mucus or sediment in the urine is common and not a dangerous thing.

let me know if you have other questions.