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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

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?

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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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 (amitriptyline) 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 (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

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Should womens vitamins change the color of urine?

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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Coq10 can change urine color?

Coq10 can change urine color?

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

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During first trimester does urine change colour?

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

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Are hospital urine tests ever tampered with to change results?

Are hospital urine tests ever tampered with to change results?

Possible but: The professionals at the hospital are ethical individuals and would not engage in such activity. Any thing is possible, but why would a hospital employee tamper with a urine test? ...Read more

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Hi my urine has changed colour to very pale green and has a funny smell please help?

Hi my urine has changed colour to very pale green and has a funny smell please help?

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 more

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Can a change in my diet help with incontinence? I have sporadic urine incontinence problems. Can a change in my diet help with this? .

Can a change in my diet help with incontinence? I have sporadic urine incontinence problems. Can a change in my diet help with this?

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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 more

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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?

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

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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?)

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

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How to change urine from acidic to alkaline?

How to change urine from acidic to alkaline?

Difficult: Kidney with buffer systems in blood shunt hydrogen to kidneys. There are infections. Simply metabolically not desirable. ...Read more

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After masturbating what time it will take to change the semen to urine?

After masturbating what time it will take to change the semen to urine?

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

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What should be the colour of a normal urine for women? And does it change before period and has any connection with period ?

What should be the colour of a normal urine for women? And does it change before period and has any connection with period ?

Varies: The color of urine depends on your state of hydration. It may be clear if you are well hydrated, or darker shades of yellow if less hydrated or dehydrated. During your period the urine may mix with the menstrual flow making the urine darker - orange to red tint. ...Read more