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Do beets make your urine red

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

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See below: Can be blood stone or infection most likely see your doc x ray or antibioics also trauma cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard David
Urology 36 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
YES: Red is the color of blood.Please see a dr asap.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Not usually: Alcohol could cause this by enablling trauma or rhabdomyolysis. But not on it's own. Something else happened.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
"Beeturia": Thank you for asking this -- you gave me opportunity to learn something new today! i knew beets could color your urine pink to red, but didn't know t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Often red urine suggests blood, and needs to be addressed by a dr. Assap.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Red urine: If it is the only symptom and on first day, and absolutely no other abnormal feeling, it can be due to food [beets!] or blood = can be from a stone in... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Sure: You want to find out why your urine is red. Many folks get this after they eat beets. If it's blood, you probably want to get with your personal physi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Usually no worries.Virgins have a thin membrane of tissue that bleeds when broken inside the vagina at first penatration.

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