A 32-year-old male asked:
im using a 24 hour orange urine collection jug..do i need to put it in refrigerator? they didn't say to do, just double checking. thanks!
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Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Yes: It is better to refrigerate urine during a 24 hour urine collection. And also return it to the lab as soon as possible.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What could cause orange urine?
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Urology 16 years experience
Many possibilities.: The color of urine will depend on hydration status, ingested foods, vitamins, medications, & certain health conditions. Food: beets, blackberries, artificial food coloring. Vitamins: b complex, multivitamins. Medications: Pyridium (phenazopyridine), certain laxatives. Medical conditions: hemolytic anemia, rhabdomyolysis, light blood in the urine due to injury, infection, or tumor.
5.6k viewsReviewed Sep 09, 2019
United Arab Emirates
A 18-year-old female asked:
What does orange urine mean? Havnt eaten in 32 hours though
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Psychiatry 35 years experience
Dehydration possible: You mention you haven't eaten in 32 hours. Does that include not drinking fluids for the same period of time? If that is the case it's quite likely concentrated urine and you need to drink water. It's also a good idea to eat healthy foods.
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I am having dark reddish orange urine occassionaly don't eat any kinds of foods that would cause this.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Go get a urinalysis: This could be blood/infection.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
What causes orange urine?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Practice 17 years experience
Orange urine: This is commonly seen after women take an over-the-counter bladder spasm medicine called pyridium (phenazopyridine) for UTI symptoms. Some high-dose vitamins or supplements could do it too, or if you eat excessive amounts of foods with beta-carotene (like carrots). Or, if you are dehydrated, that makes your urine more concentrated and it appears amber or orange.
1.5k viewsReviewed Jul 22, 2019
Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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