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Can Carrots Change The Color Of Your Urine
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
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
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
Can the medication elavil (amitriptyline) 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
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
Vitamins: Occasionally there is a slight darkening of urine from the prenatal vitamins that are taken during pregnancy. Otherwise, there should not be significant color change. If tea colored, bloody red, or even appears very concentrated consult OB doc to check for infection or to see if dehydrated and need to increase fluid intake. ...Read more
What you eat: Urine changes color based on what you eat and drink. For example eating asparagus often gives the urine a very strange smell. Drink plenty of water and don't worry about the color. If you have pain when you urinate, fever or if the urine looks cloudy then you may have an infection so see a doctor for a urine test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a change in my diet help with incontinence? I have sporadic urine incontinence problems. Can a change in my diet help with this?
Incontinence: While urge incontinence is often made worse by certain dietary irritants, most famously caffeine, stress urinary incontinence is not much influenced by chemistry. It really depends on which type of incontinence you are suffering from. You should be evaluated by a urologist and be worked up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
My son has an enzyme in his urine and now has only had one very little wet nappy since he woke up at 8am u just changed him is this ok he is 21/2?
Not sure: When this question was asked and how many hours with only one wet diaper also not clear. I am also not sure what you mean by enzyme as their are many enzyme abnormalities that may show in urine. Since it could potentially be a concern i would call his primary doctor's office and send another question with number of hours without wet diaper and exact name of disorder as well as if other symptoms. ...Read more
My gma's had stabbing pains in kidney,she says no urine change but I notice it has a sickeningly sweet odor(could tht part just be bc she's diabetic?)
Diabetes: Historically speaking, diabetes mellitus (common type) was once diagnosed via sweet tasting urine b/c excess sugar "spilled" into urine. Since you know your grandma has diabetes and she's now complaining of stabbing pain, please take her to see her Family Doc or Geriatrician. If that's not possible, take her to Urgent Care or ER for evaluation. ...Read more
Whoa: Semen doesn't turn to urine. Maybe there is a misunderstanding. If this is some prescientific "alternative thought" physiology, stop wasting your time with it. If you mean, "how long does it take semen to lose its gelatinous consistency and become much more fluid?", about half an hour. ...Read more
See doctor asap: Could be liver or kidney disease. Evaluation important asap. ...Read more
What should be the colour of a normal urine for women? And does it change before period and has any connection with period ?
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