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My urine was like a reddish brown. I never had this before. What would cause this?

My urine was like a reddish brown. I never had this before. What would cause this?

Several causes: Discolored reddish brown urine can be related to some medications, some food, or blood in the urine. Blood (hematuria) in urine is caused by urinary tract infections, enlarged prostate, cancerous and noncancerous tumors, kidney cysts, long-distance running, and kidney or bladder stones. If continues should consult physician to test urine and give examination. ...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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My dad is 91 and his urine is dark red, brown, reddish brown and sometimes normal. Took him to urology and had his urine checked and it was normal.

My dad is 91 and his urine is dark red, brown, reddish brown and sometimes normal.  Took him to urology and had his urine checked and it was normal.

Urine color: Blood in the urine often occurs intermittantly. While blood in the urine can cause these color variations, it is not the only possibility. Most commonly, inadequate fluid intake will reuslt in concentrated urine and darker color. It is also possible that there is a problem with liver function. ...Read more

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I have reddish brown urine with pain on the left sid?

I have reddish brown urine with pain on the left sid?

Get a hands on: Exam....you may have a kidney problem including a stone or stones.....

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Had very dark urine (reddish-brown) yesterday. It's back to normal now. Should I still be worried/go to the doctor?

Had very dark urine (reddish-brown) yesterday. It's back to normal now. Should I still be worried/go to the doctor?

Depends: Were you dehydrated when you noticed dark urine. If so, you do not need to see doctor. If you were not dehydrated when it happened, it would be prudent to see doctor. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I've been having brownish reddish urine and a few weeks ago when I wiped my urethra area my tissue was brown for a few days?

I've been having brownish reddish urine and a few weeks ago when I wiped my urethra area my tissue was brown for a few days?

Here are some ...: Despite young age, minimally, you should have urinalysis with fresh urine from proper collection after a professional evaluation, physical examination, possible tests, and counseling so to make sure of no UTIs or other undesirable silent illnesses. This way you learn more how to deal similar events in the future and avoid unnecessary anxiety and fear. ...Read more

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What's the cause of brownish red color of urine in a kid aged 2 years old?

What's the cause of brownish red color of urine in a kid aged 2 years old?

Brown/red urine: This color urine usually indicates blood. It could be due to infection, stones, kidney issue, etc... It is important to see your doctor and have his urine tested. ...Read more

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6 weeks pg yesterday I started having brown discharge. Urine was a bit bloody, when I wipe there're streaks of orangy red blood. Should I worry?

6 weeks pg yesterday I started having brown discharge. Urine was a bit bloody, when I wipe there're streaks of orangy red blood. Should I worry?

Rest: Mild spotting may be nothing to worry about but if the bleeding increases or you develop pain, see your doctor. An ultrasound and blood tests can be done to confirm a viable pregnancy. Until then rest and take it easy. Take care. ...Read more

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My period was strange this time started out a brownish red color only last for 3 days the spotted for two days Now. Took a urine test came back neg?

My period was strange this time started out a brownish red color only last for 3 days the spotted for two days Now. Took a urine test came back neg?

Abnormal period: Suggest you repeat the pregnancy test. You need to see your doctor about an examination including a pelvic examination to determine the source of the problem. ...Read more

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My semen turned blood-red and my pee was red brownish urine. But now I pee normal yellow urine. What happened?

My semen turned blood-red and my pee was red brownish urine. But now I pee normal yellow urine. What happened?

Trauma or infection: You likely had either a little trauma or an infection that is now well. If it happens again please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my semen turn blood-red and I pee red brownish urine but now I pee normal yellow urine?

What do you suggest if my semen turn blood-red and I pee red brownish urine but now I pee normal yellow urine?

Here are some ...: Occasionally, few men may experience seeing blood in semen, called hematospermia, which has not only annoyed and even terrified some men for gross bloody look but also dismayed and frustrated many doc for usually not finding anything significant in extensive studies. So, the experience of past 5-6 decades confirmed no practical need for extensive evaluation ... and its Rx is largely empirical ... ...Read more

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Brown, tissue-like specks in urine, combined with slight itching and heavy brown (not red) spotting, am a virgin: gyn or urinary issue or normal?

Brown, tissue-like specks in urine, combined with slight itching and heavy brown (not red) spotting, am a virgin: gyn or urinary issue or normal?

Urine vs GYN issue: Discolored urine or debris in the urine may be a product of the urine stream collecting debris from the periurethral area (where the urine comes out is called your urethra). It could also be a sign of urinary infection. Conversely, vaginal itching and unusual discharge may be a yeast or bacterial infection of the vagina. This is best differentiated by physical examination. ...Read more

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I am having brown discharge from my vagina and just a half hour ago, I went to the toilet shocked as my urine came out bright red watery, help asap!

I am having brown discharge from my vagina and just a half hour ago, I went to the toilet shocked as my urine came out bright red watery, help asap!

Couple things: If you're sexually active check a pregnancy test in case this is amniotic fluid. Otherwise, it sounds like you have an infection since you have blood in your urine. Since many patients will have bad bacteria growing in both the vagina and urine that might explain brownish discharge and blood in urine. Time for an evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Period 4 weeks late, 2 neg. Urine tests, darkish brown with hint of red discharge. Minimal symptoms (stands up dizzy for 3 secs) What does this mean?

Period 4 weeks late, 2 neg. Urine tests, darkish brown with hint of red discharge. Minimal symptoms (stands up dizzy for 3 secs) What does this mean?

Hormonal imbalance: Your dizziness may be due to dehydration, try drinking more water.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had a very light period that began 2/8/17 and lasted about 4 days but am finding brown-red blood on tp after urinating. Also, frequent urine, no pain?

I had a very light period that began 2/8/17 and lasted about 4 days but am finding brown-red blood on tp after urinating. Also, frequent urine, no pain?

Well, it either: Could be irregular menses/dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) or blood from the bladder possibly associated with a urinary infection. The urinary blood would likely be brighter producing pink-tinged urine, so I'm guessing more like DUB. This results from normal hormonal fluctuations associated with stress, fatigue, illness, medications, etc. If persists, see Doctor for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, and on toilet paper after wiping. Sometimes very pink snd red, other times brown. Pain massaging lower back. Frequent urination Help?

Blood in urine, and on toilet paper after wiping. Sometimes very pink snd red, other times brown. Pain massaging lower back. Frequent urination Help?

Needs evaluation: Blood in urine needs to be evaluated to determine the cause. Common causes are kidney and/or bladder stones, infections, vascular malformations etc. It would be prudent to consult your doctor and may need to see a urologist.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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28f. Blood in urine month ago. Urologist did full work up — everything normal. Now blood in stool. Stool is brown/maroon, toilet water is red?

28f. Blood in urine month ago. Urologist did full work up — everything normal. Now blood in stool. Stool is brown/maroon, toilet water is red?

Bleeding disorder: You need to have a full evaluation by a family physician or an internist. Many specialists will only look at their organ of interest. In this case you need to also be checked for bleeding disorders and have a full clinical history and physical examination and medication review. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I wiped after I peed & there was light pink blood, then later there was bright red . Today it was reddish brown now back to red . What's happening?

I wiped after I peed & there was light pink blood, then later there was bright red . Today it was reddish brown now back to red . What's happening?

UTI/ Menses or: The symptoms you describe could menstrual bleeding going unrecogized, a sore that had a scab and is now bleeding or a bladder/urinary tract infection causing bleeding or even hemorrhoids. An evaluation by your physician, which may include a pelvic exam may be warranted to determine the cause ...Read more

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I been bleeding for about 3 weeks now it's very light one day it's red one day it's pink then one day it's reddish brown I been feeling sick every day?

I been bleeding for about 3 weeks now it's very light one day it's red one day it's pink then one day it's reddish brown I been feeling sick every day?

Normal: Changing in color is normal. Unless it becomes super heavy and associate with large clots then you need to see your GYN. Becoming sick kind of normal but it depends on how sick. If by being sick you mean having pain and cramping that is normal. If you mean you are having severe nausea and vomiting that will prevent you from hydrating yourself the you need to see a doctor for proper hydration. ...Read more

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I'm 7weeks & 6days pregnant & im discharging is reddish brown almost red?

I'm 7weeks & 6days pregnant & im discharging is reddish brown almost red?

See your doctor.: Spotting in early pregnancy is quite common and usually is not an indication of anything going wrong. On the other hand, it could be a sign of many things, from an infection to the threat of a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Heavy and very painful, dark red/brown period. Is this normal?

Heavy and very painful, dark red/brown period. Is this normal?

No: You may need to see a gynecologist to assist with management of possible dysmennoria ...Read more

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I been late for about 5 weeks I started spotting now its like a light dark red/ brown smelly flow?

I been late for about 5 weeks I started spotting now its like a light dark red/ brown smelly flow?

Late period: If you have been sexually active, check a pregnancy test even though you are having bleeding. Some women have spotting early in their pregnancies. If positive, see OB. If negative, track your cycles on a calendar and if they continue to be irregular, go see your doctor. One irregular cycle isn't anything to worry about. Nobody's period is perfectly regular all the time. ...Read more

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I have these red brown spots all over my body. I have had them over 5 years. I honk it's Henoch-Schönlein. Can you die from this?

I have these red brown spots all over my body. I have had them over 5 years. I honk it's Henoch-Schönlein. Can you die from this?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate the eruption. I'm not aware of henoch-schonlein purpura, which is a vasculitis,lasting that long or causing a generalized eruption. In my experience it involves the lower legs and intestinal tract. I would start the evaluation by seeing the dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi, just this morning I noticed a small red/brown dot under my wrist. About 4mm in size. Should i be worried? Is this serious? Thanks

Hi, just this morning I noticed a small red/brown dot under my wrist. About 4mm in size. Should i be worried? Is this serious?
Thanks

Probably not.: If the dot is symmetrical and the borders are distinct, it is probably not anything worrisome; but the only way to know for sure is to have a dermatologist look at it directly. ...Read more

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Light red-brown circular patches on both forearms, not itchy, not bumpy (about 0.5-1 inch in size). At first there was only one, now about 5-6.

Romanian rash : Skin rashes and lesions are difficult to diagnose without a picture. A drug or allergic reaction, system infection or manifestation of an internal disease process are all a possibility. Since the question is from romania, us doctors in clinical practice may not be up to date with respect to potential endemic exposures and pathogens. ...Read more