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What causes green urine?

What causes green urine?

Icterus: The most likely cause for green urine is
billirubin in your urine. Billirubin elevates in your systerm when you are jaundice. ...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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What causes green urine?

What causes green urine?

Usually dyes or meds: There are few diseases that would result in green urine. Usually, green urine comes from dyes such as green or blue food coloring, or from ingestion of black licorice. Amitriptyline or Indomethacin can impart a greenish tinge to the urine. Multivitamins and supplements, can also create intense coloration of the urine. Foul odor and burning pain could point to a UTI cause. ...Read more

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What usually causes green urine?

What usually causes green urine?

Rare, the following:: Medications: amitriptylene, indomethacin, propofol, occasionally Nitrofurantoin (more commonly bright yellow). Occasional psudomonas UTI causes green urine. Dyes used in food coloring or Methylene Blue used for some urine tests can make urine blue or green because of comination with yellow of urine. ...Read more

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Meaning of green urine my pee is green

Meaning of green urine my pee is green

Your: Your urine color generally depends on what you eat. The one caveat here is if you have visible blood in your urine. If this is the case than you should see your physician as soon as possible. As long as the color returns to a more normal color with hydration, I wouldn't be too concerned. ...Read more

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My mum is 72 and she has green urine and she has gone to the bathroom 4 times this morning.

My mum is 72 and she has green urine and she has gone to the bathroom 4 times this morning.

Bladder infection?: Your mother should see a doctor to have her urine tested for infection. Urinary frequency and discoloration may be the only signs in an older person, though she could also develop blood in her urine, urinary urgency, and pain with urination. Left untreated these can progress to kidney infections. Please make arrangements for an appointment today so she can begin antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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I have been having bright yellow (almost green) urine. What could this mean? How can I fix it?

I have been having bright yellow (almost green) urine. What could this mean? How can I fix it?

Urine: Bright yellow urine is not necessarily abnormal and can be seen after taking some B vitamins or not drinking enough fluids. If you have further concerns have your physician order a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Is green urine is nrmal? Iam taking vitamins B tablets

Is green urine is nrmal? Iam taking vitamins B tablets

No. Try this out:: Green urine is not normal (one of my definitions of normal is if I have had it's more likely to be normal and I have never had green urine :).
B vitamins, esp. B1 and B2 can cause urine to become bright yellow. Try stopping B vitamins; if urine returns to normal they are causing this- in this case you can restart, as it is not a problem. If it stays green then see a doctor to evaluate! ...Read more

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Should I be worried about having green urine and stool?

Should I be worried about having green urine and stool?

Maybe the urine: Green is a normal color for stool (only black, red, and white are worrisome). As to green urine it depends on your definition of green. Generally only red and dark orange (can indicate bile in the urine) are abnormal. ...Read more

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Green urine and vaginal discharge No pain. What could this be?

Green urine: Green is an unusual urine color and is generally caused by food or medicine dyes. It is possible to have green urine from pseudomonas infection. Vaginal discharge could be related to bacterial or yeast infection or specific STD. ...Read more

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My friend told me that she is peeing green urine and the color is staining her undies what can be the cause of it?

My friend told me that she is peeing green urine and the color is staining her undies what can be the cause of it?

Infection?: Colored urine usually is due to various foods, although it is possible a urinary tract infection with certain bacteria could do this. However, I wonder if the main problem is vaginal discharge. Colored vaginal discharge usually means an infection, including STDs if at risk. If the color and/or staining continue more than another day or two, or if at STD risk, your friend should see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Black stools and green urine. Is this serious?

Black stools and green urine. Is this serious?

Could be: Neither is normal. Black stools can be due to pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) use or from blood arising from a source in your stomach. Green urine could be the result of some food coloring agents or medications/vitamins you are taking. Either way they should be investigated for underlying causes. ...Read more

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Green urine after multivitamin and B12 intake. Should I stop taking them?

Green urine after multivitamin and B12 intake. Should I stop taking them?

No: Is it green or deep yellow? In any case this is not a reason to stop taking the vitamins if your doctor prescribed these. If you taking these on your own, it would be useful to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Green colored urine and back pain- what could this be?

Food dyes, some meds: Can be caused by brightly colored food dyes. Meds such as amytripyline and Propofol can give urine a greenish color. Pseudomonas bacteria causing UTI can also produce greenish discoloration of urine. ...Read more

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Does neon green colored urine after taking a vitamin b complex supplement indicate my body uses or doesn't need the riboflavin?

Does neon green colored urine after taking a vitamin b complex supplement indicate my body uses or doesn't need the riboflavin?

Vitamin B complex: B vitamins r water-soluble; body uses what it needs & eliminates excess. Many of these pills have yellow coating (tartrazine) which may be responsible for the urine color along with vitamins b2 & B12 & c. Nothing to worry about unless having pain/burning when urinating. ...Read more

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Green and bloody urine. Fever no UTI what could it be? What's wrong!

Green and bloody urine. Fever no UTI what could it be? What's wrong!

See doctor: This is hematuria, needs to be seen by urologist to rule out any stone or other etiology including mass or infectious causes at least need to have urine analysis and sonogram. ...Read more

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Why is my urine green when I drink alcohol im 36 and drink often. Is this a sign of a liver problem?

Why is my urine green when I drink alcohol im 36 and drink often. Is this a sign of a liver problem?

Good question: Green urine can be caused by dyes in food or drinks. It can also be caused by medication or a medical problem such as a urinary tract infection. Please see your doctor, so the cause can be diagnosed and treated. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Would a yeast infection turn my urine green? And make my vagina sore to use the bathroom?

Would a yeast infection turn my urine green? And make my vagina sore to use the bathroom?

Green: A yeast infection will not turn your urine green and causes intense vaginal itching. Be examined and submit a urine sample. All the best. ...Read more

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Why could urine turn green?

Why could urine turn green?

Meds/foods/metabolsm: Green urine can be traced to food dyes, indego blue, metheline blue (a med)biliverdin (a breakdown product of liver wastes).If urine with various metabolic wastes come in contact with other chemicals it can turn green. If you face this issue: try keeping an exposure diary listing everything you eat or drink +otc or prescribed meds or herbals & take it all in for reviw by your dr. ...Read more

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My urine is green tinged should I be concerned? I'm not eating/drinking food coloring or anything.

My urine is green tinged should I be concerned? I'm not eating/drinking food coloring or anything.

Tinged: If you are not having other symptoms and this is new. It could be related to simple hydration. Drink fluids and see if there is change. If this would persist get checked. Bilirubin in urine can change the color green. ...Read more

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Embarassing, but my urine is green for the last 2 days. I've not eaten anything with dye in it, or anything out of the norm. Help?

Difficult to say why: Different food reactions however alter the pH of urine without having to have eaten dye in food. The change of pH would render a substance more soluble in urine and that may change the color. Remember in science class the litmus paper changes color with change of ph. If lots of veg, dairy, or tea pH goes up. Lots of meat, pops, limeade, would decrease pH (acid). Change the diet and color prob will. ...Read more

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I noticed my urine was green yesterday amd today and has a strong oder but I am not currently taking any medications what could cause this?

I noticed my urine was green yesterday amd today and has a strong oder but I am not currently taking any medications what could cause this?

Hard to know: Without smelling it, impossible to say. Urine odor is often dependent upon what you have eaten. Ever smell urine after eating asparagus? It probably means nothing at all but if it continues to worry you, go see your family doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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What is the yellowish green discharge in my urine?

What is the yellowish green discharge in my urine?

Possible infection: It is unclear if the discharge is mixed within the urine or drops outside, but usually urinary tract infection leads to cloudy urine that is associated with urge to urinate and burning. Vaginal infections can lead to something like you are describing, may be associated with itching, sometimes odor. In any case, you should see your md for additional testing and clarification. ...Read more

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Why would my urine turn green? I drink plenty of water.

Why would my urine turn green? I drink plenty of water.

Color of Urine: The color of urine is about the byproducts of metabolism and the light that is passing through it when one is urinating. This is not a medical problem. Greenish looking urine can be normal. ...Read more

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Is it bad urine yellow green started drinkjng green/white tea this week?

Is it bad urine yellow green started drinkjng green/white tea this week?

Urine color: Usually color in urine from concentrated urine. Drink more fluids and see if becomes more clear ...Read more