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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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Can drinking a lot of red kool aid turn your urine red?

Can drinking a lot of red kool aid turn your urine red?

Red urine: I am sorry to say that the Kool Aid you ingested did not make your urine turn red, Ask your parents to take you to an ER or physician to have your urine checked to make sure it does not have blood in it. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 in case one is the 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 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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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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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Urine Is Red (Definition)

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 ...Read more

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