Chyluria is when there is chyle in the pee. Chyle is a milky fluid made in the
Depending the cause, doctors can treat chyluria (kye-LURE-ee-uh) and often cure
What Happens in Chyluria?
Chyle (KYE-ul) is made of lymph and tiny fat droplets. Lymph (LIMF) is a fluid
that carries fats and proteins, helps fight germs,
and keeps the body's fluid levels normal.
Lymph vessels take chyle to the bloodstream. From there, the blood carries lymph
and fats where they are needed.
When the lymphatic
system is damaged or doesn't work as it should, this normal flow can't happen.
The chyle can't get into the blood, and instead leaks into other places. In chyluria,
it leaks into the kidneys or another part of the urinary
tract, and then into pee (urine).
What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Chyluria?
Chyluria makes a child's pee look cloudy or milky. It also can cause: