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My urine smells like boiled carrots and has for a month why?

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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Urine (Definition)

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


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Can carcinoid lung tumour cause urine to be carrot coloured?

No: Carcinoid tumors can secrete chemicals into the urine, but these are not colored. They are in tiny concentrations. There are some medications that can change your urine color. Orange urine can be from an antibiotic called rifampin. ...Read more

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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?

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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Would b-complex vitamins change the color of your urine?

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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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

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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Should womens vitamins change the color of urine?

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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Does the color of urine change when you are pregnant?

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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