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A 56-year-old female asked:

what causes green urine?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Icterus: The most likely cause for green urine is billirubin in your urine. Billirubin elevates in your systerm when you are jaundice.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Green urine: Reasons for green urine include food dyes, medications (indocin, diprivan, amitriptyline), pseudomonas urinary tract infection or medical problems like ^ bilirubin.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Usually dyes or meds: There are few diseases that would result in green urine. Usually, green urine comes from dyes such as green or blue food coloring, or from ingestion of black licorice. Amitriptyline or Indomethacin can impart a greenish tinge to the urine. Multivitamins and supplements, can also create intense coloration of the urine. Foul odor and burning pain could point to a UTI cause.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What usually causes green urine?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Rare, the following:: Medications: amitriptylene, indomethacin, propofol, occasionally Nitrofurantoin (more commonly bright yellow). Occasional psudomonas UTI causes green urine. Dyes used in food coloring or Methylene Blue used for some urine tests can make urine blue or green because of comination with yellow of urine.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have been having bright yellow (almost green) urine. What could this mean? How can I fix it?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Urine: Bright yellow urine is not necessarily abnormal and can be seen after taking some B vitamins or not drinking enough fluids. If you have further concerns have your physician order a urinalysis.

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