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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Urine Is Red (Overview)

Red urine is a symptom in which a person's urine has a reddish color. Reddish urine can be from blood cells, some foods or drinks that cause reddish urine, etc.


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Can medicines cause urine to be red?

Can medicines cause urine to be red?

Yes: Rifampin, an antibiotic often used to treat tuberculosis, can turn urine red. So can pyridium, (phenazopyridine) a drug that numbs urinary tract discomfort, and laxatives containing senna. Certain foods, like blackberries, beets, and rhubarb can do it; chronic lead & mercury poisoning too. Last but not least is blood turning urine red -- if not on these meds or eating these foods, please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
21 doctors shared insights

Urine Is Red (Overview)

Red urine is a symptom in which a person's urine has a reddish color. Reddish urine can be from blood cells, some foods or drinks that cause reddish urine, etc.


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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Urine is red help me out please?

Urine is red help me out please?

Can be blood: Red urine comes from blood usually. Occasionally eating certain foods such as red beets can stain the urine red. You should get to see your doctor for an examination and urinalysis. ...Read more

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What could cause my 16 month old little girl to cry and hold her vaginal area? I have called her pediatrician, he isn't concerned nor wanted to see her. She has been doing this for a week now off and on. No temp, no blood in urine, no redness or swellin

What could cause my 16 month old little girl to cry and hold her vaginal area? I have called her pediatrician, he isn't concerned nor wanted to see her.  She has been doing this for a week now off and on.  No temp, no blood in urine, no redness or swellin

Make her an appt...: I would call and get her an appointment anyway. It is not normal for her to experience focused pain like that. Some possible causes include a simple diaper rash in the area that is irritated by urinating. Even without the doctor's appointment, you can look down there yourself to see if you see any redness and treat it as you would a regular diaper rash. Might require an anti-fungal cream from dr. ...Read more

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What to do if urine is red?

What to do if urine is red?

See below: Can be blood stone or infection most likely see your doc x ray or antibioics also trauma cancer. ...Read more

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Urine is red help me out please?

Can be blood: Red urine comes from blood usually. Occasionally eating certain foods such as red beets can stain the urine red. You should get to see your doctor for an examination and urinalysis. ...Read more

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My urine is red. Should I be worried?

YES: Red is the color of blood.Please see a dr asap. ...Read more

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For some reason my urine is red..?

For some reason my urine is red..?

Yes: Often red urine suggests blood, and needs to be addressed by a dr. Assap. ...Read more

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Urine is red go to the doctors asap?

Urine is red go to the doctors asap?

Red urine: If it is the only symptom and on first day, and absolutely no other abnormal feeling, it can be due to food [beets!] or blood = can be from a stone in the kidney of bladder [no pain if not causing blockage], or kidney malformation, of cancer if kidney-bladder. Infection can cause that but always with pain and frequency of urination. If lasting, need absolutely to see a doc. ...Read more

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Can i masturbate if my urine is red?

Can i masturbate if my urine is red?

Sure: You want to find out why your urine is red. Many folks get this after they eat beets. If it's blood, you probably want to get with your personal physician, though many people have intermittent episodes of blood in the urine without a cause ever being found. ...Read more

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Why does my urine look red I've been peeing red for a day now

Why does my urine look red I've been peeing red for a day now

Hello. : Hello. This may be gross hematuria (visible blood in urine). This should be evaluated to ensure that you don't have inflammation, infection or a tumor in the genitourinary system. ...Read more

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What are the differences between coke-colored urine and red urine?

What are the differences between coke-colored urine and red urine?

Degree of blood: Red colored urine usually signifies a new onset, more significant amount of blood in the urine. Cola colored urine (I assume brownish) may indicate the presence of older blood that has been sitting in the bladder for a longer period of time. Some tea coloring of the urine may also indicate the presence of bilirubin occurring with biliary/liver obstruction. See your doctor is any of above occurs ...Read more

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I masturbated 3 times a day and testices starting paining, aftr 6 hr my urine was red in clour like blood. Any problem? This happened twice in 2 weeks

Hematuria: Blood in the semen is termed hematospermia and is usually benign and self-limited. Hematuria is blood in the urine and may or may not be benign. If you have hematuria, you should see a doctor so that they can formally check your urine for blood. ...Read more

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My wife and I had an intercourse for the 1st time, we both r virgins, her urine is red in color, is this normal?

My wife and I had an intercourse for the 1st time, we both r virgins, her urine is red in color, is this normal?

Yes: Usually no worries.Virgins have a thin membrane of tissue that bleeds when broken inside the vagina at first penatration. ...Read more

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Hi,am 17 year old Boy & recently i noticed that my urine is Red i.e it contains blood &after sometime i started having pain on my right side nearKidny?

Hi,am 17 year old Boy & recently i noticed that my urine is Red i.e it contains blood &after sometime i started having pain on my right side nearKidny?

hematurea with pain: Hematurea with Rt flank pain has to be addressed ASAP, go see your 1ry care physician right away or go to ER, it could be stones in the urinary tract, infections, tumors, obstructions leading to hydrphrosis, pylonephritis & so on. You will also need a urologist consult. Take care & feel better. ...Read more

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I came on my period yesterday now my urine is red ?

I came on my period yesterday now my urine is red ?

Nothing to worry: Blood in the urine while on period is normal. It doesn't mean there is a problem with your urinary system, it just means that blood from the vagina mixes in with urine as the two come out. ...Read more

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8 days after unprotected sex (only with precum) and 72h pill I found blood in my urine (bright red) last 2 days so far no other symptoms? Is that HIV?

8 days after unprotected sex (only with precum) and 72h pill I found blood in my urine (bright red) last 2 days so far no other symptoms? Is that HIV?

Hematuria: Acute HIV infection or retro viral syndrome doesn't present with hematuria. You either have trauma or urethritis or bladder infection. Always have safe sex and for now see your MD, get tested with a urine and a full exam. If you are worried get tested for STD's. Be safe ...Read more

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8 days after unprotected sex (only with precum) and 72h pill I found blood in my urine (bright red) last 2 days so far no other symptoms? Is that HIV?


8 days after unprotected sex (only with precum) and 72h pill I found blood in my urine (bright red) last 2 days so far no other symptoms? Is that HIV?

Not HIV: Blood in your urine is not a sign of HIV, its more likely to be a urinary tract infection or urine mixing with blood from the uterus. Unexpected bleeding is a common side-effect of taking an emergency contraceptive pill. Best wishes! ...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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Blood Or Red Colored Urine (Definition)

Urine that looks like blood is a symptom in which there may be some damage to the kidney or bladder, resulting in bleeding into the urine. Causes may include strenuous exercise or medications, as well as more severe problems such as cancer. ...Read more