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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 have eaten beetroot for years and it has never happened before, but in recent months, it turns the urine red every time. Is it ok to continue eating it? Is it harmless?

I have eaten beetroot for years and it has never happened before, but in recent months, it turns the urine red every time. Is it ok to continue eating it? Is it harmless?

OK/Harmless however:: This is called beeturia; it affects about 12% of people. The beet pigment is harmless but it is interesting that you have developed it recently; the 2 best-known causes are low stomach acid a & iron deficiency, so you should consider these. Low stomach acid is a common problem most docs know nothing about! See http://www. Helladelicious. Com/our-food/flavor/2012/11/beeturia-low-stomach-acid/. ...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?

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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Can over drinkg alchol make ur urine red?

Can over drinkg alchol make ur urine red?

Causes of hematuria: Hematuria (h) can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be caused by a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation. H is not caused by alcohol intake, unless you developed a uric acid kidney stone, which you do not seem to have. ...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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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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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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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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Reddish urine about 12pm. No medicines and didn't eat yet, and no pain. At 8pm I got a slight right flank pain. At 1:30am I got a temp. 102. Urine red?

Reddish urine about 12pm. No medicines and didn't eat yet, and no pain. At 8pm I got a slight right flank pain. At 1:30am I got a temp. 102. Urine red?

Get evaluated.: A reddish tinge to the urine could signify blood, or hematuria. Flank pain and a temperature point to a possible urinary tract infection. See your physician for a detailed history, physical exam, and some urine testing with a dipstick, urinalysis, and culture. If the likelihood of a UTI is high, empiric treatment may be started. ...Read more

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My girlriend is having lower abdomen pains, pelvic pains and mild blood in urine (red inside toilet)?

My girlriend is having lower abdomen pains, pelvic pains and mild blood in urine (red inside toilet)?

Get a GU eval: There is a long differential diagnosis for this patient. You do not mention if pain is acute or chronic. A urologist would be a good specialist to start assessing your problem. ...Read more

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My father taking akt 4 tablet for tb, now he is doing orange urine and red stools. Our doctor said no worry. Is it normal have orange urine & red stools?

My father taking akt 4 tablet for tb, now he is doing orange urine and red stools. Our doctor said no worry. Is it normal have orange urine & red stools?

Anti-TB Treatment:: Your father is taking rifampicin (rimactane) capsule along with other 3 drugs. Rifampicin is metabolized in the liver, excreted in the bile and urine; can cause orange urine, sweat and tears. These are normal, not to worry. Side effects can be: influenza like symptoms, itching, rash, low white cell count, joint pain and hepatotoxicity. But the benefit is more than the side effects. ...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