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is red urine in 3 year old child alarming?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Red urine generally indicates bladder infection or urethral injury. Consulting with your child's primary care physician is advised.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends ?Blood ?dye: Urine should be tested for infection or protein, some children can have blood in urine from infection, others from trauma especially if they have a congenital abnormality, kidney or bladder stone & occasional tumor of kidney or bladder. Red urine can be entirely benign after consuming beetroot +/or some foods or beverages with red dye. Urate salts in diaper can be red or pink and are benign (safe).
Answered on Feb 20, 2014
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