Abnormally Colored Urine: Types, Causes, & Home Care
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What causes abnormal urine color? 26 possible conditions

Abnormal urine colors can be caused by a variety of issues. You may experience an unusual color as a side effect of medications, from eating certain foods, from dehydration, or from medical conditions such as liver disease. If you cannot pinpoint the cause... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hepatitis

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It's commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis.

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2

Urinary Tract Infection

The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters (which connect the kidneys and the bladder), bladder, and urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are caused b...

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3

Acute Unilateral Obstructive Uropathy

Obstructive uropathy is a blockage that prevents urine from leaving your kidneys. When this condition develops suddenly and only affects one kidney, it’s called acute unilateral obstructive uropathy. The blockag...

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4

Pyelonephritis

Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney and upper urinary tract. Symptoms include flushed skin, back pain, fever, and nausea.

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5

Benign Enlargement of Prostate

Benign enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in which your prostate gland swells beyond normal size.

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6

Porphyrias

Porphyrias are rare types of genetic blood disorders in which patients have a defect in heme production, an important part of hemoglobin. Blisters are a sign of porphyria cutanea tarda, the most common type of porphyria.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are solid masses of crystalized calcium or other substances that originate in the kidneys but can pass through the urinary tract. The greatest risk factor is making less than one liter of urine per day.

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Idiopathic Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a group of blood disorders that occur when red blood cells are destroyed faster than they're produced. Symptoms include weakness, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, and others.

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9

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer occurs in the tissues of the bladder, which is the organ that holds urine. Fatigue, weight loss, painful or frequent urination, and abdominal or back pain are symptoms.

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10

Prostate Cancer Overview

Learn prostate cancer information, causes, symptoms and treatments.

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11

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can be life-threatening and requires immediate treatment. The condition is sometimes called nephritis.

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12

Drug-Induced Immune Hemolytic Anemia

Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia is a rare blood disorder. It occurs when medication you take leads your immune system to attack your red blood cells.

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. A severe and long-lasting cough, fever, and night sweats could indicate an active TB infection.

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Acute Infective Cystitis

Acute infective cystitis is an inflammatory condition in your urinary tract system that can affect your bladder or the lower portion of your urinary tract. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection.

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15

Endocarditis

Endocarditis, also known as infective endocarditis, is a condition in which your heart's inner lining is inflamed. Learn about causes and symptoms.

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Wilms' Tumor

Wilms' tumor is the most common type of kidney cancer in children. It's typically diagnosed around three years of age. Children might display constipation, abdominal pain, fever, and loss of appetite.

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17

Renal Cell Cancer

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common kind of kidney cancer found in adults. Often aggressive, it occurs when cancer cells grow uncontrollably in the lining of the tubules of the kidney, causing many possible symptoms.

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Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is breakdown of muscle fibers. Muscle breakdown causes the release of myoglobin into the bloodstream. Myoglobin can cause kidney damage. Symptoms include dark urine, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Abou...

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19

Bladder Infection

A bladder infection is a bacterial infection. It also may be called a urinary tract infection (UTI), which refers to infection anywhere in the urinary tract, including the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or urethra.

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Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an infection in the heart valves or endocardium. It can lead to stroke and heart failure. Read about the symptoms and treatments.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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