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Vitamins Change Urine Color
They can. :
Vitamin B12 (or multivitamins containing b12) can turn the urine a deep yellow, or even orange color depending on your hydration status. This is normal and simply represents excess of this vitamin being excreted into the urine.
It should not change the turbidity (cloudiness) or odor of the urine, and should not cause any pain or discomfort. ...Read more
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
Not at all.
Watery- xs fluids
Yes for Certain Vits: Certain vitamins can certainly alter urine color. Specifically, many water-soluble vitamins--like the b complexes among others--have potential to alter urine color depending on the dose taken. Please consume only the recommended daily allowance to prevent overdosing on vitamins. ...Read more
See below: Hi. The primary component of Pyridium is phenazopyridine which is an “azo” dye/pigment that colors the urine a reddish-orange. It is harmless but can stain clothes and contact lenses. It has an analgesic effect and helps reduce the discomfort associated with UTIs and other inflammatory conditions that affect the lower urinary tract. ...Read more
Does urine always change to bright yellow with prenatal vitamins? It was and not it isn't as bright though I'm still taking them.
Migraines for weeks. My urine color changed a bit. I took a home UTI test and neg for nit postive for leu. What does that mean? Are symptoms related?
Leukocytes: Indicate infection so see your doctor. A migraine does not last weeks, you can get frequent migraines however. I suggest you see your doctor for your headaches to make sure there is not another cause. If frequent migraines there are medications that can help reduce the frequency. ...Read more
Hi I am from south india.Can taking a full paracetamol tablet in empty stomach cause pain afterwards?Can some food coloring change my urine color?
M indian.If my urine color has now changed to normal (like plain water), can I be sure my urinary infection and kidney stone has gone. ?
Back question is what is causing urine color changes from a cloudy yellow color to a pale greenish clear color? Back pain and pelvic pain
Possible stone: You might have a possible urinary tract stone. ...Read more
Dark urine with lower back pain, no change in diet , has been drinking lots of water, not medication changes, no vitamins?
Diff to say: I suggest you see a doc. Could be a kidney stone? ...Read more
Not Necessarily: The water-soluble vitamins (B complex vitamins and vitamin C) are freely excreted in the urine IF there are excessive amounts in the body. So if you eat foods that are rich in Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, (folic acid) biotin, pantothenic acid and C, and your body has enough for that day, then the EXTRA will be flushed down the toilet. ...Read more
Yes and no.: In general, if you are well hydrated, your urine will become more dilute as your body eliminates surplus water. Urine can appear clear and colorless. If you ingest foods or vitamins that color the urine, urine appearance is no longer a good gauge of hydration status. The importance of 'staying hydrated' is likely somewhat overstated, so be careful when consuming large volumes of free water. ...Read more
Usually urine color has no relation to b/p except in certain conditions. Concentrated urine can make your urine color look darker - for example if one is not drinking enough fluids, is dehydrated which can result if low blood pressure if not treated.
If a person has high b/p and urine is red in color or cola colored and urine shows lot of red cells or protein, needs to r/o renal condition. ...Read more
Needs more research:
Some say high doses of Vit C can acidify urine and thus help treat UTI's, but research on this has only used doses up to 4 grams a day and found that dose didn't acidify urine enough to kill bacteria. However, taking higher doses (like 1-2000 mg per hour) might be effective. The only significant side effect might be loose stools. You could get pH strips to monitor.
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Normal variation: The color of one's urine is a reflection of one's state of hydration and how one's body uses water. The more hydrated one is, the clearer the color and the greater the urinary frequency. On the other hand, darker yellow urine is associated with dehydration and less urinary frequency. Vitamin b2 (riboflavin), present in most multivitamins, is what imparts a more colorful yellow/orange urine. ...Read more
Vitamins do not:
smell. Do you mean that your urine smells like yeast? If so, it may indicate an infection. The odor could from other items in diet. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining the urine.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more
From Coloring dyes: Most multivitamin have coloring agent added to them ie yellow number 5 or something similar and this non toxic coloring agent is removed unchanged by the kidneys. Urine color can be yellow, green, orange etc depending on the coloring agent added to the multivitamin tablets. ...Read more
Enough B1 and B2: Vitamins B1 and esp. B2 have a yellow color so bright yellow urine suggests enough B1 and B2. But B3, 5, 6, 12 and folate aren't yellow and you might still have inadequate levels of those. Many have difficulty absorbing B12. Nearly half of people have trouble metabolizing folic acid and need the L-5-MTHF form of folate. Fasting blood homocysteine can indicate if you have enough B6, B12 and folate. ...Read more
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