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Should I go to doctor? Urine colour change.

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  • Posted By: julicesarx
  • February 26, 2008
  • 11:15 PM

Symptom: Urine colour change

I'm a 19 year-old male college student. I go to the gym five to seven days a week. I stay VERY hydrated with water, and I only drink water and skim milk. I drink an average of at least 100 oz of water everyday. I do not eat junk food, greasy foods, sugary foods, etc. I do not drink alcohol, and I do not smoke. I average six to eight hours of sleep a night.

The symptom began two days ago. When I pee it is initially the regular yellow colour. Then, there comes a discolouration of a darker brown/red. The viscosity of the urine is still about the same. I wasn't sure if this is blood or some other problem. Would blood in urine make it much thicker? Also, it is not every time that I urinate that the urine is an irregular colour; there have been several regular yellow coloured bathroom visits; and I have been urinating the same frequency that I always have. I do not feel any abdominal pains, nausea, and, in fact, I feel perfectly fine except for being worried about this. My stool has also been of normal colour and frequency.

Should I go to a physician? Are urine tests pricey? Being in college doesn't help my budget. Thank you for your time.

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  • Its odd that you stay very hydrated but your urine is dark. Could be a supplement you are on or a medicine... If your urine is brown/red.... it should be looked into as some diseases of the liver can do this. Porphyria can. Go to your college health center to save money, get the urine test when you are having the colored urine. Symptom: Urine colour change I'm a 19 year-old male college student. I go to the gym five to seven days a week. I stay VERY hydrated with water, and I only drink water and skim milk. I drink an average of at least 100 oz of water everyday. I do not eat junk food, greasy foods, sugary foods, etc. I do not drink alcohol, and I do not smoke. I average six to eight hours of sleep a night. The symptom began two days ago. When I pee it is initially the regular yellow colour. Then, there comes a discolouration of a darker brown/red. The viscosity of the urine is still about the same. I wasn't sure if this is blood or some other problem. Would blood in urine make it much thicker? Also, it is not every time that I urinate that the urine is an irregular colour; there have been several regular yellow coloured bathroom visits; and I have been urinating the same frequency that I always have. I do not feel any abdominal pains, nausea, and, in fact, I feel perfectly fine except for being worried about this. My stool has also been of normal colour and frequency. Should I go to a physician? Are urine tests pricey? Being in college doesn't help my budget. Thank you for your time.
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • Symptom: Urine colour change I'm a 19 year-old male college student. I go to the gym five to seven days a week. I stay VERY hydrated with water, and I only drink water and skim milk. I drink an average of at least 100 oz of water everyday. I do not eat junk food, greasy foods, sugary foods, etc. I do not drink alcohol, and I do not smoke. I average six to eight hours of sleep a night. The symptom began two days ago. When I pee it is initially the regular yellow colour. Then, there comes a discolouration of a darker brown/red. The viscosity of the urine is still about the same. I wasn't sure if this is blood or some other problem. Would blood in urine make it much thicker? Also, it is not every time that I urinate that the urine is an irregular colour; there have been several regular yellow coloured bathroom visits; and I have been urinating the same frequency that I always have. I do not feel any abdominal pains, nausea, and, in fact, I feel perfectly fine except for being worried about this. My stool has also been of normal colour and frequency. Should I go to a physician? Are urine tests pricey? Being in college doesn't help my budget. Thank you for your time. You really should get it checked, years ago i had a kidney prob & passed blood it doesnt thicken urine but it can show as a red/brown colour, i had to go for repeated tests for a while & even when i thought it had cleared up because i couldnt see it any more, there was still traces of it that showed up in tests. kidney infections can make u feel pretty lousy. as u say u feel well u still should get it checked. I dont know about costs but they can dip ur urine for trace elements, protein, blood. i dont think that test wud cost much as its fairly basic test u need to take a sample in a sterile container, doc wud probably want to send it off to lab for culture test also. dont know if this applys to u but some STD's u cud have & not feel any symptoms with it, im not really up on them, but best be safe than sorry...........get checked out. Good luck:)
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