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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is chyluria?

Chyluria is a rare condition in which lymphatic fluid leaks into the kidneys and turns the urine milky white. It is caused bylymph flow obstruction which could be due to filariasis (parasitic disease that affects the lymph nodes and lymph vessels.), trauma, surgery, tumors, etc.

Symptoms of chyluria

  • Milky-white urine

Questions your doctor may ask to check for chyluria

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose chyluria

  • Is your urine milky-white in color?

Treatment for chyluria

Treatment includes medication to decrease chyle production, a low-fat diet, or IV (intra-venous), procedrures to fix the lymph vessel and treating the underlying cause.

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References

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