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Can cranberry supplements cause dark urine?
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In brief: Cranberry
Possible but fluids drank also important factor.

In brief: Cranberry
Possible but fluids drank also important factor.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Sergio Vaisman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
...To me color is not that important most of the time.
.. However cranberries are beneficial in preventing urinary tract infections... So if one can get the beneficial effect without the added sugar - great ........

In brief: Maybe
...To me color is not that important most of the time.
.. However cranberries are beneficial in preventing urinary tract infections... So if one can get the beneficial effect without the added sugar - great ........
Dr. Sergio Vaisman
Dr. Sergio Vaisman
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Lots of causes.
Dark can be from dehydration, pignents from e.
g. beets, bile obstruction (jaundice), blood, other. Not aware that cranberry supplements by themsrlves would do so. Many people take them to prevent, or treat UTI (doesn't work for that). UTI can cause blood in urine (looks dark); so can blood from kidney stones (risk of cranberry supplements-oxalate content). Check with your doc.

In brief: Lots of causes.
Dark can be from dehydration, pignents from e.
g. beets, bile obstruction (jaundice), blood, other. Not aware that cranberry supplements by themsrlves would do so. Many people take them to prevent, or treat UTI (doesn't work for that). UTI can cause blood in urine (looks dark); so can blood from kidney stones (risk of cranberry supplements-oxalate content). Check with your doc.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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