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Why could urine turn green?

Why could urine turn green?

Meds/foods/metabolsm: Green urine can be traced to food dyes, indego blue, metheline blue( a med )biliverdin (a breakdown product of liver wastes).If urine with various metabolic wastes come in contact with other chemicals it can turn green. If you face this issue: try keeping an exposure diary listing everything you eat or drink +otc or prescribed meds or herbals & take it all in for reviw by your dr. ...Read more

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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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I noticed my urine was green yesterday amd today and has a strong oder but I am not currently taking any medications what could cause this?

I noticed my urine was green yesterday amd today and has a strong oder but I am not currently taking any medications what could cause this?

Hard to know: Without smelling it, impossible to say. Urine odor is often dependent upon what you have eaten. Ever smell urine after eating asparagus? It probably means nothing at all but if it continues to worry you, go see your family doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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My urine is like a green color? I haven't eaten anything green. Why is it green? Should I be concerned

My urine is like a green color? I haven't eaten anything green. Why is it green? Should I be concerned

Not concerning: There are many things in a normal diet that can turn urine green. Not just asparagus .Just a green color is not that concerning. ...Read more

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What causes green urine?

What causes green urine?

Icterus: The most likely cause for green urine is billirubin in your urine. Billirubin elevates in your systerm when you are jaundice. ...Read more

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What causes green urine?

What causes green urine?

Usually dyes or meds: There are few diseases that would result in green urine. Usually, green urine comes from dyes such as green or blue food coloring, or from ingestion of black licorice. Amitriptyline or Indomethacin can impart a greenish tinge to the urine. Multivitamins and supplements, can also create intense coloration of the urine. Foul odor and burning pain could point to a UTI cause. ...Read more

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Green colored urine and back pain- what could this be?

Green colored urine and back pain- what could this be?

Food dyes, some meds: Can be caused by brightly colored food dyes. Meds such as amytripyline and Propofol can give urine a greenish color. Pseudomonas bacteria causing UTI can also produce greenish discoloration of urine. ...Read more

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What usually causes green urine?

What usually causes green urine?

Rare, the following:: Medications: amitriptylene, indomethacin, propofol, occasionally Nitrofurantoin (more commonly bright yellow). Occasional psudomonas UTI causes green urine. Dyes used in food coloring or Methylene Blue used for some urine tests can make urine blue or green because of comination with yellow of urine. ...Read more

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Embarassing, but my urine is green for the last 2 days. I've not eaten anything with dye in it, or anything out of the norm. Help?

Difficult to say why: Different food reactions however alter the pH of urine without having to have eaten dye in food. The change of pH would render a substance more soluble in urine and that may change the color. Remember in science class the litmus paper changes color with change of ph. If lots of veg, dairy, or tea pH goes up. Lots of meat, pops, limeade, would decrease pH (acid). Change the diet and color prob will. ...Read more

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What is the yellowish green discharge in my urine?

What is the yellowish green discharge in my urine?

Possible infection: It is unclear if the discharge is mixed within the urine or drops outside, but usually urinary tract infection leads to cloudy urine that is associated with urge to urinate and burning. Vaginal infections can lead to something like you are describing, may be associated with itching, sometimes odor. In any case, you should see your md for additional testing and clarification. ...Read more