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My Urine Is Reddish Brown
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
Hard to be sure...: Hard to be sure what the orange color is, but some people think that when bright, red blood mixes with cervical fluid it can appear like an orange color with red flecks. If there is bad odor, discomfort, or other symptoms that suggest infection, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor should evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It can be serious: Dark stools can be a sign that you are bleeding somewhere in your gastrointestinal tract (GI system). The stool is black (melena) because the blood has been digested. It can indicate that you have an ulcer or lesion in the tract somewhere. You need to be seen by your PCP or a gastroenterologist. A basic stool test can help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My period is always dark brown in colour. Even on first days and consecutive days. I get red tinges but it's mostly dark brown clots. Is this normal?
Yes: It sounds as if your period is quite light. Dark brown blood is blood that is a little bit older (the blood has had time to oxidize). Are you on hormones and that's why you're period is lighter? So long as your cycle is regular, likely everything is fine. ...Read more
Vitamins: Usually, urine is a clear, sparkling, lemon color. Daily multi-vitamins could cause your urine to have more of a fluorescent yellow color. With liver disease, your urine would be more of a dark color. With heart disease, you may have a lighter color to the urine. A trial off otc meds may clear up your urine - if it doesn't, then you may consider getting a urinalysis to guide you. ...Read more
May be nothing: Slower flow or older blood can both have brown-ish appearance. If no new symptoms, then likely nothing to be concerned about. Can always call your Gyn for recommendation if concerned. ...Read more
My urine was a dark goldish yellow color all day today with no visible blood. It's usually lighter colored. Is this change normal?
See doctor: Dark greyish brown discharge could be a sign of bacterial vaginosis (typically associated with greyish discharge). Orange isn't a typical color for discharge either, so you may want to see your family doctor or gynecologist to get checked out and make sure health of vagina is good. BV is common and is typically not a STD, but rather an overgrowth of normal bacteria of the vagina. Best of luck ! ...Read more
My penis is naturally pink but there is brownish shade at very tip. Now my penis skin is dark color almost dark brown. I have light skin. Is this bad?
Probably normal: Penis is naturally much more pigmented than skin elsewhere. ...Read more
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. It is ok. ...Read more