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Oily surface on urine

Today for the first time I noticed oily droplets on the surface of my urine.  They were clear colored, and the urine itself was a normal pale yellow with no solid matter.  I am a bit concerned as to why this occured.  I am not taking any medication, have no known liver or kidney problems and am an active 19 year old female.  I had two minor bladder infections over 6 months ago, though the first one I believe was due to the improper use of a menstrual cup.  I was eating a relatively high protein diet for a few months, since I am an active athlete and was looking to lose a few pounds.  However, during the past month or two I have decreased my protein consumption to an estimated 55-70 grams/day.  I am also trying to figure out if I have any food allergies, since my digestion has been a bit odd for the past few months.  

I don't know if the urine is related to the kidneys, or perhaps diet allergies are involved as well.  It may be too early to make a diagnosis, but if you have any knowledge or ideas about what this may be a symptom of, please let me know.
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Hello,
The most common cause of oily urine is ketones in urine. These appear in individuals with uncontrolled diabetes and also during periods of starvation or a stringent dietary regimen. The other possibility is of Chyle that is produced by your lymph nodes is the reason for the urine's oily residue. This is more noticeable if you left the urine stand for a period of time.

Urine analysis may be done to help with the diagnosis. Please get it checked from your doctor.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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1655885 tn?1302172280
how do you know its in the urine? Maybe in the toilet bowl. I've never seen/heard of this.
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