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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Hi I am from south india.Can taking a full paracetamol tablet in empty stomach cause pain afterwards?Can some food coloring change my urine color?

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Hi I am from south india.Can taking a full paracetamol tablet in empty stomach cause pain afterwards?Can some food coloring change my urine color?

Yes........: Both are possible. Paracetamol if taken in empty stomach can make local irritation, erosion of stomach lining causing discomfort and pain. Food coloring, some medication can cause change of color of urine. Better to avoid artificially colored food or drinks. ...Read more

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Urine Color (Definition)

Urine of an abnormal color appears different from the usual straw-yellow color. Abnormally-colored urine may be ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Coq10 can change urine color?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Coq10 can change urine color?

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

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Walter Futterweit
Board Certified, Endocrinology
59 years in practice
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Could a change in urine color mean overdose on vitamins?

Dr. Walter Futterweit
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Could a change in urine color mean overdose on vitamins?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO: Not at all. Watery- xs fluids Yellow- concentrated. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Migraines for weeks. My urine color changed a bit. I took a home UTI test and neg for nit postive for leu. What does that mean? Are symptoms related?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Migraines for weeks. My urine color changed a bit. I took a home UTI test and neg for nit postive for leu. What does that mean? Are symptoms related?

Leukocytes: Indicate infection so see your doctor. A migraine does not last weeks, you can get frequent migraines however. I suggest you see your doctor for your headaches to make sure there is not another cause. If frequent migraines there are medications that can help reduce the frequency. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Dr. Brad Douglas
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Back question is what is causing urine color changes from a cloudy yellow color to a pale greenish clear color? Back pain and pelvic pain

Dr. Brad Douglas
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Back question is what is causing urine color changes from a cloudy yellow color to a pale greenish clear color? Back pain and pelvic pain

Possible stone: You might have a possible urinary tract stone. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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My baby's urine color is dark...Is that serious problem?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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My baby's urine color is dark...Is that serious problem?

It Depends: If it is literally the color of dark tea or coca cola, there may be blood in the urine. A dark golden or yellow may only means your child needs more fluids. This means it is possible there is a serious problem. If there is a concern, call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. TraChella Johnson Foy
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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If a deeper amber urine color means dehydration, are there meds that would do the same?

Dr. TraChella Johnson Foy
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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If a deeper amber urine color means dehydration, are there meds that would do the same?

Yes: Certain meds can give a red/orange color to your urine- rifampin, warfarin, senna, Chlorpromazine , thioridazine and pyridium. Brown/tea color can be seen with chloroquine, primaquine, metronidazole, and nitrofurantoin. Blue- Amitriptyline (generic), Indomethacin (indocin), Cimetidine (tagamet), Promethazine (phenergan). ...Read more

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Dr. Ramin Rafie
Board Certified, Geriatrics
13 years in practice
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What should the urine color of an elderly person be?

Dr. Ramin Rafie
Board Certified, Geriatrics
13 years in practice
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Depends on hydration: Clear like water means overhydrated normal is light yellow dark yellow means dehydrated iced tea color/coke color means there's some blood mixed in. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
11 years in practice
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Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
11 years in practice
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Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

Yes and no.: In general, if you are well hydrated, your urine will become more dilute as your body eliminates surplus water. Urine can appear clear and colorless. If you ingest foods or vitamins that color the urine, urine appearance is no longer a good gauge of hydration status. The importance of 'staying hydrated' is likely somewhat overstated, so be careful when consuming large volumes of free water. ...Read more

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