Hello! I just started a home health job and I'm working with a patient who receives a high protein diet via jtube. While replacing his adult briefs during my shift last week, I noticed a tiny amount of white almost cream-like discharge in the briefs. This was the first time I noticed it and haven't seen it again since then.
I talked with a relative and all he said was it was normal to have discharge once in awhile with a high protein diet as told to him by someone at the hospital. Setting any possibility of infection aside, could it be that simple?
First thing I thought of was kidney function, but my patient doesn't have any history(including recent) that relates to this. I read little about how high protein diets can affect the ph of the urine, but wasn't specific on discharge. Any thoughts?