Publication – Article. Hémolyse intravasculaire après prise d’artéméther- luméfantrine. Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique, (5), , Most of the time, urine is a pale yellow color. Occasionally, though, urine turns a very different color. Urine can change color for harmless. Many translated example sentences containing “hémolyse intravasculaire” – English-French dictionary and search engine for English translations.

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Access to the text HTML. Other causes of whitish urine include uric acid crystals from eating purine-rich foods, such as intda, herring, and red meat lamb, beef, and porkand phosphate crystals from excess parathyroid hormone.

October 23, Published: In such cases, the causes of brown or black urine may be the same as those of red urine. Deteix aA. Urine can also turn red if it contains myoglobin, an oxygen-binding protein in muscle cells that is similar to the hemoglobin found in red blood cells.

If you want to subscribe to this journal, see our rates. Some people, especially those with low stomach acid, won’t break down the pigment called betanin in beets. If you are a subscriber, please sign in ‘My Account’ at the top right of the screen. If blue pigment gets into urine, the color is often green because the blue mixes with the yellow urochrome that’s naturally present. Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription.

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It’s not an everyday occurrence, but there are case reports of many common medications causing green — or bluish-green — urine, including the anesthetic propofol, the stomach acid drug cimetidine Tagametand the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline Elavil. Departures from the familiar yellow are often harmless but should hfmolyse discussed with a doctor. Hemolytic anemia, when too many red blood cells get broken down at the same time, also produces a bilirubin surplus that may taint urine.

But urine can turn truly brown. Strenuous exercise can vasfulaire result in urine turning red. If your urine turns a dark yellow, it may contain less water and more waste products than usual, which can be an indication that you’ve gotten dehydrated from not drinking enough fluid. Inherited conditions that affect red blood cells and hemoglobin, like sickle-cell anemia and thalassemia, can cause hematuria. Inherited conditions like blue diaper syndrome and Hartnup disease can result in blue urine.


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It’s also used by itself to treat some rare medical conditions. Any number of problems affecting the urinary system the two kidneys and ureters, the bladder, and the urethra can allow blood to kntra into the urine. Men may notice the change as their urine enters the toilet bowl or urinal. Access to the PDF text.

Red, brown, green: Urine colors and what they might mean – Harvard Health

Most of the time, urine is a pale yellow color because it contains urochrome, one of the substances produced when hemoglobin gets broken down. Bogenmann aO. Purple is the only urine color that has a syndrome named after it: A rare set of conditions known collectively as porphyrias can also turn urine reddish or brown. Asparagus sometimes adds a greenish tinge that’s also perfectly harmless. The discoloration is a harmless side effect. Urine consists of water and waste products that your kidneys have filtered out of your blood.

Several medications can turn urine orange, including isoniazid, the mainstay of tuberculosis TB treatment; rifampin, another TB drug; high doses of riboflavin, a B vitamin; and phenazopyridine Pyridiuma drug used in the treatment of urinary tract infection to ease infra urination.

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Red, brown, green: Urine colors and what they might mean

But don’t push the panic button. But green urine can be a sign of a urinary tract infection or a bacterial infection that has gotten into the blood bacteremia. A simple test can tell if the red color is from hematuria, the medical term for blood in the urine. Urinary tract infections sometimes turn urine a milky-white color vasculairr they provoke an immune response that unleashes a flood of white blood cells. Foods that may turn urine brown include fava beans and rhubarb.


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Methylene blue has antimicrobial properties, so it’s sometimes found in medications and home remedies. Occasionally, though, urine turns a very different color. The owners of this website hereby guarantee to respect the legal confidentiality conditions, applicable in France, and not to disclose this data to third parties. You can move this window by clicking on the headline. As per the Law relating to information storage and personal integrity, you have the right to oppose art 26 of that lawaccess art 34 of that law and rectify art 36 of that law your personal data.

But there’s also a perfectly harmless cause of red urine vascu,aire beeturia, which can occur after you eat beets. Methylene blue, a dye used in various diagnostic tests, can turn urine blue.

To be on the safe side, it should be discussed with a doctor or another clinician. Iron deficiency and eating beets with foods that contain a substance called oxalate make beeturia more likely to occur.

Hemoglobin can come from red blood cells that leak into the urine or be caused by damaged cells in the blood stream. If some of that excess bilirubin gets into the urine, the urine can turn a brownish color. During strenuous exercise, muscle cells break down and in some people enough myoglobin is released to turn urine red. Tournilhac bP. Hemoglobin vasculair the protein in red blood cells that sticks to oxygen so it can be ferried around the body.