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Lately my urine has been cloudy. This doesn’t happen all the time and seems to come only in quick bursts. It doesn’t hurt or smell. What are your thoughts?

There is no way to make a diagnosis online. It seems like you might be worried about having an STD. While symptoms of a urinary tract infection can cause cloudy urine, hepatitis causes dark urine; other conditions can also effect the color of urine including STDs. The only way for you to know what you have is to see a doctor.

For more information on STD testing, visit for places in San Francisco or call the CDC National Hotline for services near you: 1-800-CDC-INFO.

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
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