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What causes orange urine?

What causes orange urine?

Orange urine: This is commonly seen after women take an over-the-counter bladder spasm medicine called pyridium (phenazopyridine) for UTI symptoms. Some high-dose vitamins or supplements could do it too, or if you eat excessive amounts of foods with beta-carotene (like carrots). Or, if you are dehydrated, that makes your urine more concentrated and it appears amber or orange. ...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 could cause orange urine?

What could cause orange urine?

Many possibilities.: The color of urine will depend on hydration status, ingested foods, vitamins, medications, & certain health conditions. Food: beets, blackberries, artificial food coloring. Vitamins: b complex, multivitamins. Medications: Pyridium (phenazopyridine), certain laxatives. Medical conditions: hemolytic anemia, rhabdomyolysis, light blood in the urine due to injury, infection, or tumor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine is orange?

What does it mean if your urine is orange?

See below: There are many causes, including foods like beets, blood in urine and some medications. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/urine-color/ds01026. ...Read more

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What does orange urine mean? Havnt eaten in 32 hours though

What does orange urine mean? Havnt eaten in 32 hours though

Dehydration possible: You mention you haven't eaten in 32 hours. Does that include not drinking fluids for the same period of time? If that is the case it's quite likely concentrated urine and you need to drink water. It's also a good idea to eat healthy foods. ...Read more

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Pain that comes and goes in my left side and orange urine, what could the cause of this be?

Pain that comes and goes in my left side and orange urine, what could the cause of this be?

See your doctor: This could be many things. Sometimes it is hard to determine what kind of the problem you have just base on urine color. You should see your doctor get proper exam and lab test. ...Read more

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I am having dark reddish orange urine occassionaly don't eat any kinds of foods that would cause this.

I am having dark reddish orange urine occassionaly don't eat any kinds of foods that would cause this.

See a doctor: The orange red color of the urine may indicate it is very concentrated, but it may also signal the presence of blood and/ or bile pigment. Either way, a doctor visit is in order, as the appearance is not normal and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause orange urine? Can eating Fritos that have orange seasoning cause it too?

Can dehydration cause orange urine? Can eating Fritos that have orange seasoning cause it too?

Yes: Yes...the less one drinks the more concentrated the urine color.or just the opposite. Like after 2-3 beers the urine can be almost like water Foods. Such as beets and coloring in processed foods can change urine color. ...Read more

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Do probiotics cause orange urine?

Do probiotics cause orange urine?

Need More Hydration: Your orange urine is telling me more about your body hydration, rather than the effects of the probiotic you took. Drink more fluid, at least 8 glasses a day, and see what happens. ...Read more

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I'm a guy aged 27 years wth orange urine whn I urinate please help me. Is this serious? What to do?

I'm a guy aged 27 years wth orange urine whn I urinate please help me. Is this serious? What to do?

Doubt seriousness: Artificial food coloring and natural food colors like beet for instance can cause a phenomenon like this. Go over every thing you take by mouth including medicines. If no solution, see your primary care doc to evaluate blood count, chemistry, and urinalysis to rule out possible rare disease. ...Read more

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I have orange urine every morning. It lightens in an hour. Is this a liver problem or would the urine be darker all the time?

I have orange urine every morning. It lightens in an hour. Is this a liver problem or would the urine be darker all the time?

Darker urine: This is probably just a sign that your urine is concentrated. You could answer this by drinking more water prior to sleeping and see if it is lighter the next morning (that is if you make it through night without urinating after more water intake!) ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a random orange urine problem or just dehydrated?

How to tell if it's a random orange urine problem or just dehydrated?

.???: You are either dehydrated with concentrated urine or have orange urine because of a dye you ate or a medication (rifampin, pyridium). I have never heard of a random orange urine problem. Make sure you do not have blood in your urine that can color urine darkly--and might look orange to some people. ...Read more

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What's symptoms include back pain orange urine yelloe and strong odor discharge?

What's symptoms include back pain orange urine yelloe and strong odor discharge?

Pain: Infection is a primary cause of foul smelling urine and recommendation for primary care evaluation and/or emergency room treatment is advised. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has almost tea colored or orange urine in the morning or other times. It's hard to get him to drink. Worry?

My 4 year old has almost tea colored or orange urine in the morning or other times. It's hard to get him to drink. Worry?

Yea-colored urine: Tea-colored urine could be a sign of kidney inflammation-called gleulonephritis. You need to see your doctor immediately about this. It probably has nothing to do with water intake. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Bright neon or dark orange urine and pelvic pain

What does this mean? Bright neon or dark orange urine and pelvic pain

Thanks for asking!: Your pelvic pain and urine color are likely unrelated. The color of one's urine is affected by one's state of hydration. Various vitamins, drugs, supplements, and diseases can also alter the color of one's urine with vitamin b complex, riboflavin, and medications such as azo- and Pyridium (phenazopyridine) being the most common causes of a bright neon, yellow, or orange-colored urine. ...Read more

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I have IC and use Azo for burning. I was told Cystex works as well and does not cause the orange urine. Is this true?

I have IC and use Azo for burning. I was told Cystex works as well and does not cause the orange urine. Is this true?

Try and see...: Azo has been known as a topical analgesia for the lining of bladder and urethra to ease burning urination but discoloring urine to orange; Cystex, containing cranberry ingredient, is chiefly to help control long-term recurrent bacterial UTI. Yet, IC is not bacterial so Cystex may not ease burning. Nonetheless, you may try it for 1-2 weeks and see if helpful or not. ...Read more

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I have orange urine every morning. It is clear after an hour. Is this a sign of liver disease or would the urine be darker all the time? Heavy drinker

I have orange urine every morning. It is clear after an hour. Is this a sign of liver disease or would the urine be darker all the time? Heavy drinker

Drink more water and: Less alcohol. The dark color of your urine is likely due to dehydration and your alcohol intake is at least partly to blame for that.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more

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Can orange urine have anything to do with a lung carcinoid?

Can orange urine have anything to do with a lung carcinoid?

Probably Not: Would not expect a lung carcinoid to turn urine orange. Orange urine can be from liver failure and it may be possible for a carcinoid in the liver or bowel to affect this, but there usually would be other symptoms as well. Orange urine can also be caused by certain medications and by a diet high carrots, beets, etc. Dehydration might also make the urine this color. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sx:ha, n/v, general malaise, neon orange urine, anorexia. Was taking celexa (citalopram) and oxybutinine x1 m.Dc'd wed d/t ase to both-as above. Sx persist. Plz advise

Sx:ha, n/v, general malaise, neon orange urine, anorexia. Was taking celexa (citalopram) and oxybutinine x1 m.Dc'd wed d/t ase to both-as above. Sx persist. Plz advise

See below: You need to see a physician immediatley and check on your liver it may have been damaged -but if so may becoming back to normal since you stopped th drug-see your physician and so you can find out. ...Read more

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If toddlers urine is orange from vitamin supplements, how long after stopping supplements should it go back to normal color?

If toddlers urine is orange from vitamin supplements, how long after stopping supplements should it go back to normal color?

Within a day: Color change should return to the typical yellow after discontinuation of vitamins within a day. If not, urine should be checked for the presence of blood cells as the cause of orange, brown or red urine. ...Read more

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3YO gets orange urine when dehydrated. Clears up when drinks. He wears a pull-up to bed and at times pee has almost a pink overcast the Orange in a.m.

Common: The pink is due to crystals of the debris in the urine and sometimes the interaction they have with diapers. Color changes with changes in hydration are expected. ...Read more

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What could it mean if I have cramps in my stomach and my urine is orange and smells?

What could it mean if I have cramps in my stomach and my urine is orange and smells?

Question vague: Based on the information you have provided there is no reasonable way to even guess what is going on. If this continues and is severe go and see a doctor and let them examine and test you. Urine color and odor are often a result of dietary intake and have little to do with disease. ...Read more

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My 3 yo has orange urine today. He is getting over a cold and I've been giving him a supplement with carrot root and vitamins. Could that be why?

My 3 yo has orange urine today. He is getting over a cold and I've been giving him a supplement with carrot root and vitamins. Could that be why?

Yes: Extra vitamins and carotene get passed in the urine and sometimes color it deep yellow and perhaps orange. If there is no other complaint such as pain with urination, straining, crying with urination, then you can just watch and see if the urine clear up after you stop giving him the supplements. If it clears, then you can safely give the vitamins again if you wish ...Read more

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Would liver chemistry tests be enough to show liver damage/ jaundice? I have orange urine in the morning, and only goes light after drinking lots

Would liver chemistry tests be enough to show liver damage/ jaundice? I have orange urine in the morning, and only goes light after drinking lots

Get urinalysis: Blood work for liver function is useful to see if the panel is normal and if not, possible reasons for elevation. Dark urine can be normal, especially if it is concentrated, the pigment is due to the yellow pigmented urobilin. However, the urine can be dark from other reasons, including urinary tract infection, bleeding and from chemicals. A simple test would be a urinalysis. ...Read more

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My 3 yo has dk yellow/orange urine. Doesn't drink much. When he does it gets lighter. Since drinking more fixes it mean it's not kidney or liver prob?

My 3 yo has dk yellow/orange urine. Doesn't drink much. When he does it gets lighter. Since drinking more fixes it mean it's not kidney or liver prob?

Dark urine: Your child's urine being yellow/orange in color when your child does not drink much is consistent with your child's kidneys excreting a concentrated urine. You found the answer yourself when you stated that when he does drink, the urine get lighter. There is no evidence that your child has a liver or kidney problem from your description. To be absolutely sure, get a urine analysis and blood work. ...Read more

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I was in a side impact accident on 3/16/2016. I'm still having increasing abdominal and lower back pain and progressively orange urine. ER?

I was in a side impact accident on 3/16/2016. I'm still having increasing abdominal and lower back pain and progressively orange urine. ER?

See your regular doc: Although your symptoms could be simple muscular strain/sprain, have your doctor check you out. The urine coloration could merely represent dehydration, but would check for blood and infection. Likely all of this will work out well, but why worry, be pro-active. ...Read more