Symptom: Red urine
Red urine: Red color appearance of the urine
Introduction: One serious cause of red, reddish or pink urine is blood in urine. Other causes may be listed under darkened urine or urine color changes. Any red, pink, or reddish color of the urine needs prompt professional medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Red urine:
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Types of Red urine: orange urine (2)
Symptoms related to Red urine: blood in urine (28), cloudy urine (10), urine color changes (46), dark urine (43)
Red urine type of: Urine color changes (46)
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Possible causes of symptom: Red urine: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Red urine as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Blood in urine
- Certain foods
- Borscht (beet soup)
- Certain medications
- See also causes of blood in urine (hematuria), red urine, or darker urine
Medications or substances causing Red urine: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Red urine as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
- Certain laxatives
- Rifampin - makes urine orange color.
- Vitamin B supplementns - can cause orange urine
- Pyridium - can cause orange urine
- Certain tranquilizers - can cause reddish urine or brown urine
Conditions listing symptoms: Red urine: The following list of conditions have 'Red urine' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Last revised: Nov 13, 2003
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