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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My urine smells like boiled carrots and has for a month why?

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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My urine smells like boiled carrots and has for a month why?

Urine odor: If urine has strong odor, is darker in color, looks hazy, may have urinary tract infection & may not be drinking enough fluids. Try drinking 6-8 glasses of water or cranberry juice a day. If urinating is painful or burns, see pcp/gyn to be checked for uti. Some foods (like asparagus) can also give urine strong/strange odor. Have it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Can carcinoid lung tumour cause urine to be carrot coloured?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Can carcinoid lung tumour cause urine to be carrot coloured?

No.: No - carcinoid lung tumor itself will not give you urine discoloration. Some medications, food , or dehydration can give you different color in urine..... ...Read more

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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My 3 yo has orange urine today. He is getting over a cold and I've been giving him a supplement with carrot root and vitamins. Could that be why?

Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
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My 3 yo has orange urine today. He is getting over a cold and I've been giving him a supplement with carrot root and vitamins. Could that be why?

Yes: Extra vitamins and carotene get passed in the urine and sometimes color it deep yellow and perhaps orange. If there is no other complaint such as pain with urination, straining, crying with urination, then you can just watch and see if the urine clear up after you stop giving him the supplements. If it clears, then you can safely give the vitamins again if you wish ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Altman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Would b-complex vitamins change the color of your urine?

Dr. Evan Altman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Would b-complex vitamins change the color of your urine?

Yes: Multivitamins and b-complex vitamins can lead to changes in urine color, to include brightening or slight glowing color. This represents excess vitamin being removed from via your urinary system and is harmless. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Williams
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Can the medication elavil change the color of your urine? Put on it for headaches and noticed that my urine is now dark yellow and green

Dr. Richard Williams
Board Certified, Pharmacology
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Can the medication elavil change the color of your urine? Put on it for headaches and noticed that my urine is now dark yellow and green

YEs it can: This is a classic side effect for this drug. Discoloration is usually green/blue in nature but not necessarily a sign of serious problems. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Kline
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Should womens vitamins change the color of urine?

Dr. Jason Kline
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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They can. : Vitamin B12 (or multivitamins containing b12) can turn the urine a deep yellow, or even orange color depending on your hydration status. This is normal and simply represents excess of this vitamin being excreted into the urine. It should not change the turbidity (cloudiness) or odor of the urine, and should not cause any pain or discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Olakunle Oluwole
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Did a urinalysis test this morning first thing. Urine was dark. Read -tive with regards to the sample but usually pad does not change color?

Dr. Olakunle Oluwole
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Did a urinalysis test this morning first thing. Urine was dark. Read -tive with regards to the sample but usually pad does not change color?

Dehydration: Usually dark urine suggests a lack of fluid in the diet. I would encourage ample intake of clear fluids which should help the issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Coq10 can change urine color?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Coq10 can change urine color?

Coq 10: The taking of coq 10 can turn your urine orange. ...Read more

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Dr. Caren Reaves
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Does the color of urine change when you are pregnant?

Dr. Caren Reaves
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does the color of urine change when you are pregnant?

Yes: Change of urine color is often due to taking prenatal vitamins, especially if the color is "bright". Not drinking enough water also can cause urine to be a dark yellow. Aim to drink enough water to make urine almost colorless. If urine appears red or blood tinged, a physician should be consulted. ...Read more

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