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Doctor insights on: Foods That Change Urine Color

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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?

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

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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Coq10 can change urine color?

Coq10 can change urine color?

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

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Hi I am from south India. How does taking pyridium tablet change my urine color to reddish?

Hi I am from south India. How does taking pyridium tablet change my urine color to reddish?

See below: Hi. The primary component of Pyridium is phenazopyridine which is an “azo” dye/pigment that colors the urine a reddish-orange. It is harmless but can stain clothes and contact lenses. It has an analgesic effect and helps reduce the discomfort associated with UTIs and other inflammatory conditions that affect the lower urinary tract. ...Read more

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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?

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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My baby's urine color is dark...Is that serious problem?

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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Is urine color indicative of hydration?

Is urine color indicative of hydration?

Yes: The lighter the color, the more hydrated your body is and vice versa. Drink 6-8 cups of water is our daily recommendation. Of course, not counting if you sweat under the sun or from exercise. ...Read more

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What should the urine color of an elderly person be?

What should the urine color of an elderly person be?

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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Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

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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If a deeper amber urine color means dehydration, are there meds that would do the same?

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 (phenazopyridine). 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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What causes dark urine color?

Dark: Dehydration most commonly. It could be blood however or bile. Get it checked. ...Read more

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I have also very thin semen. When passes urine the urine color is different.?

I have also very thin semen. When passes urine the urine color is different.?

Here are some. ..: The texture of semen widely varies among men over lifetime & reflects the frequency of ejaculation - the more often, the thinner. The color of urine is irrelevant with semen color & reflects the degree of urine concentration and the foods you consume. In fact, having yellowish concentrated urine indicates having good kidney function. So, don't worry about it as long as being comfortable & OK in UA ...Read more

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Semen coming with urine. Urine color is yellowish. What should I do? I am worried

Semen coming with urine. Urine color is yellowish. What should I do? I am worried

Not harmful: Semen is constantly being formed in your glands. Unless you let it out by means of frequent sexual activity or by masturbation, the glands can be filled and 'overflow' which is what you may be seeing with and in your urine.It is absolutely harmless, so do not worry about it. Now you have a solution to manage this issue. ...Read more

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I have been trying to figure how all of a sudden my urine color became clear-ish faint orange?

I have been trying to figure how all of a sudden my urine color became clear-ish faint orange?

Prob normal: But if it has any orange/red tinge, need to eval for blood. Urine is a filtrate of the blood so what you eat can change the color of your urine. ...Read more

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Can vitamins affect urine color?

Can vitamins affect urine color?

Yes for Certain Vits: Certain vitamins can certainly alter urine color. Specifically, many water-soluble vitamins--like the b complexes among others--have potential to alter urine color depending on the dose taken. Please consume only the recommended daily allowance to prevent overdosing on vitamins. ...Read more

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Is urine color a good indicator of how hydrated your body is?

Limited value: Urine color change can be of some value but limited because urine color can also be affected by food coloring, medications, certain metabolic diseases. The frequency of urination or actual amount of voided urine will be of more value in determining the hydration status. ...Read more

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Can urine color be related to with blood pressure?

Can urine color be related to with blood pressure?

See below: No urine colour is due to concentrated or dilute urine, and sometimes due to bile pigments. Also many food substances can sometimes change urine colour. ...Read more

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Can urine color have anything to do with blood pressure?

Urine color: Usually urine color has no relation to b/p except in certain conditions. Concentrated urine can make your urine color look darker - for example if one is not drinking enough fluids, is dehydrated which can result if low blood pressure if not treated.
If a person has high b/p and urine is red in color or cola colored and urine shows lot of red cells or protein, needs to r/o renal condition. ...Read more

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Sir, My urine color is always dark yellowish while I get up in the morning even though I drink sufficient water. Is it bad symptom of health.?

Sir, My urine color is always dark yellowish while I get up in the morning even though I drink sufficient water. Is it bad symptom of health.?

Probably not: Because you are not drinking water while you sleep the kidneys concentrate the urine. It is normal for the urine color to be darker yellow in the morning. As you wake up and start drinking water the kidneys do not have to conserve so much water and the urine becomes lighter yellow. ...Read more

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After urination, I feel that bladder is not empty so, I press bladder and small urine drops comes out. Urine color doesn't matter No pain no sensation.

After urination, I feel that bladder is not empty so, I press bladder and small urine drops comes out. Urine color doesn't matter No pain no sensation.

Need testing: At age 22 with your complaint you should have residual urine checked. This is to see how much urine is retained (if any) after urination. This can be done either by ultrasound or by catheter. If there is significant residual by ultrasound, urethral stricture and hypotonic (weak bladder contraction) bladder should be ruled out. Seeing a urologist would be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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It had ureteroscopy yesterday. Now, tonight, my urine flow is drastically reduced. Should I be worried? Urine color is normal;no blood since this morning

It had ureteroscopy yesterday. Now, tonight, my urine flow is drastically reduced. Should I be worried? Urine color is normal;no blood since this morning

Doubt a problem: I doubt this is the problem but why did you have the procedure? This is something you can discuss with your physician if you're not having any symptoms there's probably little to worry about. If you had symptoms I would wonder about a blood clot and obstruction or a kidney stone then moved and obstruction. ...Read more

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Today I injected 800 mcg of b12, my urine color was a little bit darker than before and my kidney hurted me is it normal or should I stop taking b12?

Today I injected 800 mcg of b12, my urine color was a little bit darker than before and my kidney hurted me is it normal or should I stop taking b12?

Vitamin B 12: There is seldom a need for anyone with a normal diet in the usa or canada to need supplemental vitamins of any kind. With B12 it may take several years to become low if you have no gastric acidity due to medications or illness or you have pernicious anemia or infection with the fish tapeworm. Don't know what this has to do with flank (if it is really your kidney) pain, but would stop. ...Read more

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Will b vitamins affect urine color?

Will b vitamins affect urine color?

Yes: Vitamin b2 often causes yellowish discoloration of urine. ...Read more