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can eating beets cause red urine

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Brancato
14 years experience Urology
No: Beets can commonly turn stool and urine red/black.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
I do not know: the answer to your question, but you must have eaten a bunch of beets. There is no need to worry. Your body is still just excreting the pigment call ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Blood & others: Blood makes urine red, can be due to bladder infections or glomerulonephritis, & kidney or bladder stones, also tumors of the kidney, ureter, bladder ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
19 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: Sometimes this happens from certain foods or dyes.. You could be bleeding in your urinary tract though. Does anyone in your family have polycystic ki ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivan Colon
27 years experience Urology
Not known. : This is not listed as a side effect. To be prudent you should be checked by a urologist or pcp. Make sure that this is not blood in the urine (hematur ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
11 years experience General Practice
On Rifampin?: If your husband is taking the antibiotic rifampin, that will turn his urine red. If he has an infection of the bladder or urethra, blood in the urine ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
While you use: Uristat (phenazopyridine) will alter the color of urine only while you take it. Once stopped, the urine will quickly return to normal color.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Red urine: Red urine is bloody urine and denotes pathology in the urinary tract such as kidneys, bladder or, in males, prostate. A urologist should be consulted ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Can be blood stone or infection most likely see your doc x ray or antibioics also trauma cancer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard David
36 years experience Urology
Can be blood: Red urine comes from blood usually. Occasionally eating certain foods such as red beets can stain the urine red. You should get to see your doctor for ... Read More
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