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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Does Cola Coloured Urine Indicate Kidney Disease

2014-10-13 03:21

Does Cola Coloured Urine Indicate Kidney DiseaseMany things can alter the color and odor of the urine. Does cola colored urine indicate kidney disease? The answer is not absolute.

How serious is color changes of your urine?

Even for healthy people, they may also experience color changes of the urine. In most cases, this change is related your diet and life habit. If so, you needn’t to worry about that. However, sometimes, color change or urine indicate some more serious such as kidney or bladder disease.

What are possible causes of color changes of the urine?

● Vegetables, fruits, and vitamins

Beets, blackberries, and rhubarb can temporarily turn urine pink or red, which can be alarming, because it may be mistaken for blood.

Rhubarb can also turn urine dark brown or tea-colored, as can fava beans and aloe.

Carrots, carrot juice, and vitamin C can color urine orange, and B vitamins can turn it a fluorescent yellow-green.

● Medications and medical problems

Red: senna (Ex-Lax), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), thioridazine (Mellaril)

Orange: rifampin (Rifadin), warfarin (Coumadin), phenazopyridine (Pyridium)

Blue or green: amitriptyline (generic), indomethacin (Indocin), cimetidine (Tagamet), promethazine (Phenergan)

Dark brown or cola-colored: chloroquine (Aralen), primaquine (generic), metronidazole (Flagyl), nitrofurantoin (Furadantin)

● Hematuria

Hematuria means that there are red blood cells having leaked out of the body with urine. If small amount of red blood cells leaks, the urine appears normal, and the blood is visible only under a microscope. This type is called “microscopic hematuria”. Larger amounts can cause urine to appear pinkish, red, or cola-colored, and this type is called “Macroscopic hematuria”.

Hematuria is always related to some kidney problems such as kidney stone and kidney infection. However, other kidney disease can also lead to hematuria when the kidneys are severely damaged.

To find the real cause, you should do a urine and blood test to check your kidney function. Consult your doctor for advice to get rid of cola-colored urine. Or you can ask our doctors online directly.

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