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    I pretty regularly get floaty white bits in my urine.

    Pharmacologist happened to want to do a drug-urine test on me a week or so ago, noticed it was a bit cloudy and asked if I wanted it tested for UTI... it came back negative so from that I know the floaty bits aren't from UTI.

    There's no visible blood that I can see, and they aren't worm-looking (ick). Varying sizes, look like bits of tissue/skin/flesh maybe?

    Somewhere in one of the forums here I read a response that someone said this is typical of IC. If it is, what are the floaty bits? Ripped off tissue from bladder lining? Anyone have a guess on what might cause the ripping-off?

    Just curious if this is a common experience, or if anyone with a more helpful urologist might have been offered more info about it.
    Severe IC developed fairly quickly, autumn 2010.
    So severe that I was bed-bound & on 160mg/day morphine to cope with torturous pain levels, and unable to function other than hospital/medical appointments, for seven months. Then, miracle of miracles, something started working. I am steadily lowering the methadone dose level. I have been far out of that desperate nightmare hell zone for several months now and continue to improve.

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  • #2
    I see those in my urine too. And I believe I read the same post as you about it being flakes from the bladder lining and that it can be common with IC. I'm not a uro though so I can't say for sure. I just wanted to let you know I have them too.


    • #3
      Everyone, IC or not, will at times have those floaters in urine. Most people with healthy bladders don't pay any attention to their urine so it goes unnoticed. I see them sometimes too.

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      • #4
        I'm not the only one!!!! Yippee

        Ha Ha
        I thought it was little tiny pieces of toilet paper. And I thought to myself, why do I keep seeing these little pieces of papers that I never noticed before before.

        My issues:
        Adenomyosis -Diagnosed 2010
        Fibromyalgia - Diagnosed 2009
        IBS - Diagnosed 2007
        IC - Diagnosed 2003
        Endo - Diagnosed 1998
        Cystic Acne

        My meds:
        Elmiron orally 100 mg 2x per day
        Effexor 75mg 1x perday
        Welburtin 150 mg 1x per day
        Maxalt (as needed for migraines)
        birth control pills