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Orange Color In Diaper
Urate crystals: Especially in newborns who are mildly dehydrated or aren't feeding particularly well, urine can get concentrated to the point where urate crystals appear. Better hydration will cause those to disappear and improve urine output. Make sure there is frequent follow up with your pediatrician to make sure weight and nutrition are adequate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 4 months 12lb. He's been sleeping through the night for the last 2 weeks. His diaper was orange tinted this morning. What does this mean?
Brick dust?: Urate crystals (commonly called "brick dust") are a combo of calcium and urate, substances normally found in urine. Crystals of the substance often form, leaving a red-orange stain in the diaper. More likely if baby is a little dehydrated or urine is very concentrated. Make sure he is getting enough feeds during the day and if it continues, talk to your sons doctor. ...Read more
My son has orange peachy spots in his diaper from time to time, it is usually one small spot where his penis would lay,pls what could this be?
3 yo-old had G.I. bug wk ago. Urine in diaper has orange tint at times. This morning there were org streaks on pad of diaper. Drinking again. Worry?
Dark urine: Darkening of the urine is usually caused by dehydration (concentrated urine) or staining from supplements (orange drinks) or medications. Occassionally, small amounts of blood can give the urine a dark or tea colored appearance, a condition which should be evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more
My 3 yo had GI bug wk ago. urine has orange tint after. Put cottonball in diaper. Even urine on cotton looks orange. Squeeze urine out. YELLOW. Worry?
My 6 month old breastfeed baby just started solids and this morning I noticed a orange dot in his diaper. Should I be calling the doctor?
Not yet: If you give him baby jar food, it often contains carotene, which is yellow/orange, and some undigested color may pass through in the stool. Another thing that causes an orange dot in the diaper when he urinates is the reaction of the urine with the drying agent some diapers have to absorb the wetness. It may show as an orange spot in the front where the urine hits the diaper. ...Read more
My 3 yo had GI bug 5 do. Since then urine in diaper has had orange tint. Put cottonball in diaper squeezed YELLOW urine out. Act, eating fine. Worry?
No worry: When urine that has uric acid crystals in it, which can happen if child is a little bit dehydrated or recovering from an illness, the uric acid crystals hit the gel beads in the diaper and these combine for the orange tint. We see this all the time in newborn's diapers because they excrete relatively more uric acid. That's why the cotton ball urine was yellow and the diaper is discolored! ...Read more
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