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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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How many days can you have red urine after eating beets? I ate them 3 days ago and my urine and stool is still reddish

How many days can you have red urine after eating beets? I ate them 3 days ago and my urine and stool is still reddish

I do not know: The answer to your question, but you must have eaten a bunch of beets. There is no need to worry. Your body is still just excreting the pigment called betanin. Some people like you and me can not break this pigment down and this results in excretion of the pigment in stool and urine. How fast it passes depends on how fast you pass feces and also on the amount of fluids you drink. ...Read more

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What could cause red urine?

What could cause red urine?

Blood & others: Blood makes urine red, can be due to bladder infections or glomerulonephritis, & kidney or bladder stones, also tumors of the kidney, ureter, bladder or urethra. Prostatic enlargement and prostate cancer are other causes. Vascular malformations of bladder or kidney as well as blood coagulation problems ie hemophilia or blood thinners. Foods:beets, blackberries, rhubarb. Meds: pyridium, (phenazopyridine) senna + TB meds. ...Read more

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Painless 3 -4 times bright red urine in a day next day it become normal and never came again what could be cause my age is 15?

Painless 3 -4 times bright red urine in a day next day it become normal and never came again what could be cause my age is 15?

Get checked: Sometimes this happens from certain foods or dyes. You could be bleeding in your urinary tract though. Does anyone in your family have polycystic kidney disease? A doctor needs to make sure it's blood and take it from there. ...Read more

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Can ribena cause red urine?

Can ribena cause red urine?

Not known.: This is not listed as a side effect. To be prudent you should be checked by a urologist or pcp. Make sure that this is not blood in the urine (hematuria), which is a serious condition and should be evaluated. Ribena urinary system side effects: when used in high doses - hyperoxaluria and the formation of kidney stones of calcium oxalate. ...Read more

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How long will uristat (phenazopyridine) cause red urine?

How long will uristat (phenazopyridine) cause red urine?

While you use: Uristat (phenazopyridine) will alter the color of urine only while you take it. Once stopped, the urine will quickly return to normal color. ...Read more

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What to do if urine is red?

What to do if urine is red?

See below: Can be blood stone or infection most likely see your doc x ray or antibioics also trauma cancer. ...Read more

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Urine is red help me out please?

Urine is red help me out please?

Can be blood: Red urine comes from blood usually. Occasionally eating certain foods such as red beets can stain the urine red. You should get to see your doctor for an examination and urinalysis. ...Read more

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My urine is red. Should I be worried?

YES: Red is the color of blood. Please see a dr asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bright red urine in the sunday morning which occurs throughout the day?

What to do if I have bright red urine in the sunday morning which occurs throughout the day?

Hematuria: Go to the ER or see a urologist (U). Hematuria (H) is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It could be coming from your kidney, your bladder. You need to have various tests to diagnose the cause. A renal ultrasound, an intravenous pyelogram and if these do not give you the cause, a cystoscopy where the U looks at your bladder. If you have a UTI, giving you H, you need a urine culture and treatment. ...Read more

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For some reason my urine is red.?

For some reason my urine is red.?

Yes: Often red urine suggests blood, and needs to be addressed by a dr. Assap. ...Read more

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Urine is red go to the doctors asap?

Urine is red go to the doctors asap?

Red urine: If it is the only symptom and on first day, and absolutely no other abnormal feeling, it can be due to food [beets! ] or blood = can be from a stone in the kidney of bladder [no pain if not causing blockage], or kidney malformation, of cancer if kidney-bladder. Infection can cause that but always with pain and frequency of urination. If lasting, need absolutely to see a doc. ...Read more

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Can I masturbate if my urine is red?

Can I masturbate if my urine is red?

Sure: You want to find out why your urine is red. Many folks get this after they eat beets. If it's blood, you probably want to get with your personal physician, though many people have intermittent episodes of blood in the urine without a cause ever being found. ...Read more

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Is red urine in 3 year old child alarming?

Is red urine in 3 year old child alarming?

Usually not: Red urine generally indicates bladder infection or urethral injury. Consulting with your child's primary care physician is advised. ...Read more

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What are the differences between coke-colored urine and red urine?

What are the differences between coke-colored urine and red urine?

Degree of blood: Red colored urine usually signifies a new onset, more significant amount of blood in the urine. Cola colored urine (I assume brownish) may indicate the presence of older blood that has been sitting in the bladder for a longer period of time. Some tea coloring of the urine may also indicate the presence of bilirubin occurring with biliary/liver obstruction. See your doctor is any of above occurs ...Read more

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Got flex cysto. Clear urine afterwards but red urine 2 days after flex. Cysto. Could that be due to the flex. Cystoscopy?

Got flex cysto. Clear urine afterwards but red urine 2 days after flex. Cysto. Could that be due to the flex. Cystoscopy?

Possible, but...: Gross bloody urine 2 days after flexible cystoscopy might be procedure-related, but you should be followed in 3-6 months once at least. Why and how? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html; thereby you gain much insight on how to be followed correctly after nothing significant found at initial evaluation. ...Read more

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Pinkish red urine from my penis, what could be wrong?

Pinkish red urine from my penis, what could be wrong?

Likely infection: Could be a urinary infection or urethritis or other urologic infection, but could also need urologic evaluation for tumor or stone. See your dr or an urgent care dr to start eval process with exam and urinalysis. ...Read more

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My wife and I had an intercourse for the 1st time, we both r virgins, her urine is red in color, is this normal?

My wife and I had an intercourse for the 1st time, we both r virgins, her urine is red in color, is this normal?

Yes: Usually no worries. Virgins have a thin membrane of tissue that bleeds when broken inside the vagina at first penatration. ...Read more

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Hi, am 17 year old Boy & recently I noticed that my urine is Red i.e it contains blood &after sometime I started having pain on my right side nearKidny?

Hi, am 17 year old Boy & recently I noticed that my urine is Red i.e it contains blood &after sometime I started having pain on my right side nearKidny?

hematurea with pain: Hematurea with Rt flank pain has to be addressed ASAP, go see your 1ry care physician right away or go to ER, it could be stones in the urinary tract, infections, tumors, obstructions leading to hydrphrosis, pylonephritis & so on. You will also need a urologist consult. Take care & feel better. ...Read more

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Having extreme stomach pains w dark almost red urine.

Having extreme stomach pains w dark almost red urine.

Go to the ER now. A: You need to go to the ER. You may be passing a kidney stone or possibly another illness. Don't let fear of hospitals or doctors keep you from getting the proper diagnosis and care. Delay in diagnosis and treatment often leads to complications which can be serious. ...Read more

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I came on my period yesterday now my urine is red?

I came on my period yesterday now my urine is red?

Nothing to worry: Blood in the urine while on period is normal. It doesn't mean there is a problem with your urinary system, it just means that blood from the vagina mixes in with urine as the two come out. ...Read more

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Had ct, cysto. Etc. For red urine All normal Started having concretions& 1 time black, moldable particle in semen No other symptms teen Whts hapening?

Had ct, cysto. Etc. For red urine All normal Started having concretions& 1 time black, moldable particle in semen No other symptms teen Whts hapening?

Here are some...: I believed a similar Q was posed & answered recently. How to sort out the possible causes for hemospermia can be done by following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. In reality, the features of semen such as its color and look right after ejaculation may widely vary among men and reflecting the frequency of ejaculation. So, it's okay as long as being comfortable. ...Read more

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43wf. Had an episode of having blood in my urine (bright red urine). No burning no fever or other symptoms. Should I f/u with urologist? Panicking

43wf. Had an episode of having blood in my urine (bright red urine). No burning no fever or other symptoms. Should I f/u with urologist? Panicking

Yes, you should...: What you observed and described is total painless gross hematuria, which should be timely evaluated. To detail the care for hematuria, go to http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html; Then you can work closer and better with urologist so to deduce right diagnosis for right care & counseling. Best wish to your health... ...Read more

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Slightly red urine 2 days. Sometimes clear. Bladder cancer or kidney stone? 3 stones in kidney. Don't smoke. No pain. Ab ultasnd nrml back in November

Slightly red urine 2 days. Sometimes clear. Bladder cancer or kidney stone? 3 stones in kidney. Don't smoke. No pain. Ab ultasnd nrml back in November

Urine culture: Painless hematuria or blood in the urine could be a manifestation of bladder cancer. If this were a kidney stone you would probably have flank pain but on occasion it can be painless. A urinary tract infection usually presents with pain on urination. I would suggest getting a urine culture but if it persists a urological workup and cystoscopy may be needed ...Read more

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I was vomiting last night from what I believe to be the stomach flu. I had a small amount of blood come up with the vomit. Then 20hrs later, red urine?

I was vomiting last night from what I believe to be the stomach flu. I had a small amount of blood come up with the vomit. Then 20hrs later, red urine?

Hematuria: It is difficult to tell the cause, but anytime one has unexpected blood in the urine, it should be checked out by your physician. I would try to see your doctor as soon as possible or go to an urgent care center. Do not ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Urine Is Red (Definition)

Red urine is a symptom in which a person's urine has a reddish color. Reddish urine can be from blood cells, some foods or drinks that ...Read more