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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can ribena cause red urine?

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Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 28 years experience
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 (hematuria), which is a serious condition and should be evaluated. Ribena urinary system side effects: when used in high doses - hyperoxaluria and the formation of kidney stones of calcium oxalate.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What could cause red urine?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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 or urethra.Prostatic enlargement and prostate cancer are other causes.Vascular malformations of bladder or kidney as well as blood coagulation problems ie hemophilia or blood thinners. Foods:beets, blackberries, rhubarb. Meds: pyridium, (phenazopyridine) senna + TB meds.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can medicines cause urine to be red?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Rifampin, an antibiotic often used to treat tuberculosis, can turn urine red. So can pyridium, (phenazopyridine) a drug that numbs urinary tract discomfort, and laxatives containing senna. Certain foods, like blackberries, beets, and rhubarb can do it; chronic lead & mercury poisoning too. Last but not least is blood turning urine red -- if not on these meds or eating these foods, please see your doctor asap.

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