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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

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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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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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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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Urine Color (Definition)

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


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