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A 33-year-old male asked:

29 f, saw blood in my urine, no pain, drank 4 glasses of water the color became orange and then yellow to normal.i wasnt drinking water what to do?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: If you are sure the blood was strictly in the urine then you need to find out why. A urine sample taken at the doctors in a sterile container can be sent to the lab for analysis. Since you had no pain it is unlikely blood from a kidney stone, or mixed up blood from menstural flow. It is concerning and drinking water is fine. Please follow up get the urinalysis started at your doctors.
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Are you sure it was blood? Beets in the diet can cause the urine to have a red color. A urine test will clarify if it was blood.
Jul 24, 2017
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See doctor: If you are even suspicious of having blood in urine, it is imperative to see a doctor and get tested. Wish you good health! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2022


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