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A 25-year-old female asked:

ate a bunch of beet chips. urine was pink today. how long before i should be concerned that it's not from the beets but from blood?

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Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Should: resolve within the next day or so. I wouldn't worry as the "pink urine" started after eating beets. If you have never had that problem before and it goes away soon, I would just monitor. If it ever comes back, see your doctor for evaluation. Best of luck!

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