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Does supplemental fiber cause bright yellow urine?

Does supplemental fiber cause bright yellow urine?

Not necessarily: The fiber itself wouldn't but if the product you are using has dyes added into it those might. ...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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Do vitamins b, c and magnesium cause yellowish brown stool and bright yellow urine?

Do vitamins b, c and magnesium cause yellowish brown stool and bright yellow urine?

Riboflavin: I don't know about the stool color, but b-vitamins are often spiked with a large amount of riboflavin / vitamin b2. This has a natural yellow fluorescence and its changing the color of the urine perhaps also makes people think the vitamins are better. It's harmless. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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My urine is bright neon yellow (not goldish at all), but I'm not taking any vitamins or medications other than birth control. What could be the cause?

My urine is bright neon yellow (not goldish at all), but I'm not taking any vitamins or medications other than birth control. What could be the cause?

Urine Color: The color of your urine can be changed by dyes in foods, medications, drinks, disease and by ingesting dyes. If you changed the brand of BCP or the generic version it could cause this. The urinary tract medicine pyridium is a common cause as well. Liver disease can cause this as well. If you have any yellowing of the whites of your eyes or this does not resolve seek medical care ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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What would cause my urine to be bright yellow, and smell really salty?

What would cause my urine to be bright yellow, and smell really salty?

Probably several: But, one easy thing to try is to drink lots of water (8+ 8oz glasses per day) for a day or two. If this clears it - you might not have a problem other than being dehydrated. But, if it is still not right - see your doctor for an exam and lab work. Being pregnant makes it even more important to be checked and your body may be a sensitive one too. If water isn't enough, see the doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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