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Dark Orange Urine
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
Thanks for asking!: Your pelvic pain and urine color are likely unrelated.The color of one's urine is affected by one's state of hydration. Various vitamins, drugs, supplements, and diseases can also alter the color of one's urine with vitamin b complex, riboflavin, and medications such as azo- and Pyridium (phenazopyridine) being the most common causes of a bright neon, yellow, or orange-colored urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having dark reddish orange urine occassionaly don't eat any kinds of foods that would cause this.
Chemistry Question: Why does Phenazophridne Hydrochloride dye urine Dark Orange? What in this drug causes this side effect? Please explain throughly.
Not a side effect: Phenazopyridine is a urinary tract analgesic. Exactly how Phenazopyridine works is not known. It is thought to work by relieving pain on the lining of the urinary tract. Phenazopyridine may change the color of your urine to orange or red. It may also stain fabric. This is normal and not a cause for concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orange urine: This is commonly seen after women take an over-the-counter bladder spasm medicine called pyridium (phenazopyridine) for UTI symptoms. Some high-dose vitamins or supplements could do it too, or if you eat excessive amounts of foods with beta-carotene (like carrots). Or, if you are dehydrated, that makes your urine more concentrated and it appears amber or orange. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: The color of urine will depend on hydration status, ingested foods, vitamins, medications, & certain health conditions. Food: beets, blackberries, artificial food coloring. Vitamins: b complex, multivitamins. Medications: Pyridium (phenazopyridine), certain laxatives. Medical conditions: hemolytic anemia, rhabdomyolysis, light blood in the urine due to injury, infection, or tumor. ...Read more
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