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Do Beets Make Your Urine Red
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
Causes of hematuria: Hematuria (h) can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be caused by a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation. H is not caused by alcohol intake, unless you developed a uric acid kidney stone, which you do not seem to have. ...Read more
I have eaten beetroot for years and it has never happened before, but in recent months, it turns the urine red every time. Is it ok to continue eating it? Is it harmless?
OK/Harmless however:: This is called beeturia; it affects about 12% of people. The beet pigment is harmless but it is interesting that you have developed it recently; the 2 best-known causes are low stomach acid a & iron deficiency, so you should consider these. Low stomach acid is a common problem most docs know nothing about! See http://www. Helladelicious. Com/our-food/flavor/2012/11/beeturia-low-stomach-acid/. ...Read more
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
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
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
Husband's urine is red colour. Last day blood tested and he have infection. Now he is taking medicines for that. Infection causes red colr urine or wat?
Reddish urine about 12pm. No medicines and didn't eat yet, and no pain. At 8pm I got a slight right flank pain. At 1:30am I got a temp. 102. Urine red?
Get evaluated.: A reddish tinge to the urine could signify blood, or hematuria. Flank pain and a temperature point to a possible urinary tract infection. See your physician for a detailed history, physical exam, and some urine testing with a dipstick, urinalysis, and culture. If the likelihood of a UTI is high, empiric treatment may be started. ...Read more
When they say that blood in urine is a symptom of uti, does that mean the whole urine is red or just traces?
Either: It can be either.Get a more detailed answer ›
My girlriend is having lower abdomen pains, pelvic pains and mild blood in urine (red inside toilet)?
My father taking akt 4 tablet for tb, now he is doing orange urine and red stools. Our doctor said no worry. Is it normal have orange urine & red stools?
Your father is taking rifampicin (rimactane) capsule along with other 3 drugs. Rifampicin is metabolized in the liver, excreted in the bile and urine; can cause orange urine, sweat and tears. These are normal, not to worry.
Side effects can be: influenza like symptoms, itching, rash, low white cell count, joint pain and hepatotoxicity. But the benefit is more than the side effects. ...Read more
Bladder neck suspension for SUI surgery 9/9. 9/11 placed foley at ER. 9/ 14 blood in urine. Should I be concerned if my urine is red? Urology on 18th.
Took 3 pregnancy test. All positive. After urine, red blood and some blood clots. Took another test after, still positive. Please help. First pregnant?
Dr says she has liver sorisies. Urine is red coloured. Hands n legs are swollen. Low platelets. Low energy.
Does it mean we have liver problems if we eat beets and fail the beet test by our urine being a red color? Or something else?
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
Drank a beets, carots&orange fruit juice and now urine is pink/light red/orange! No pain/burning/bad odor. Secondary amenorrhea so not period. Check up?
Pungent pain at the tip of my penis when I pass urine. No puss discharge or unusual redness or other. Going for a week, getting better a little?
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