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Blue Urine Causes
What causes blue urine and blue discharge? I have been a lot of stomach pain here lately and I took a pregancy test and it said I was preganant and a couple of days later I started having blue urine and discharge..
Congratulations: Congratulations on your pregnancy. Blue urine can be caused by certain types of foods, medications, or infection. As you are pregnant with abnormal urine color and discharge, it would be reasonable to consult your gynecologist and discuss this concern. Any changes in urine during pregnancy should have an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?
Relatively basic: The ph scale measures acidity and basicity. Higher ph means the urine is more basic and lower ph means it is more acidic. Normal range for urine can be between 4.5 - 8.0 according to most sources. Medication and various medical conditions can affect ph, including multiple issues at one time making deciphering the meaning of the ph without more info difficult. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
It is normal: Thus most people on a normal diet have acidic urine. Means that urinary ph is< 7.0. Ph of 5.0 - 6.5, which is mildly acidic is normal. Citrus fruits or juices, vinegar etc. Tend to produce acidic urine. Acidic urine is beneficial if subject has a tendency toward calcium kidney or urinary stones. Can be a problem with subjects who have interstitial cystitis where we advise urinary alkalization. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Infection, tumor, etc: Most common cause is a bladder infection, usually associated with symtoms of urinary frequency, buring on urination, foul smelling urine &? Pain. Can be a sign of cancerin urinary tract anywhere from kidney -> bladder, prostate or urethra, kidney disease such as glomerulonephritis, kidney stone, blood vessel abnormality, or medications. Microscopic blood from all of above + interstuitial cystitis. ...Read more