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E. coli infection causes darkened urine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
User :   Hello. I had some dark colored urine on Tuesday. I started drinking water abs cranberry juice. And a beer on Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning it was very light yellow and I hav kept drinking lots of water. My urine has stayed yellow to light yellow. But the dark color made me nervous. What do you think
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   40
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this the first time this has happened >
Doctor :   ?
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms ?
User :   Yes.
Doctor :   any burning sensation during urinating ? any fever ?
User :   Im not sure if this is a symptom. I always have some discomfort in my kidney area especially my right. I always attributed this to all the heavy lifting I do and experienced relief in my back from chiropractic
User :   No burning. No fever.
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   and how is your health otherwise ?
Doctor :   any medical conditions ?
Doctor :   are you taking any medications ?
User :   This is the first time this has happened. I have had discounted urine before. After eating beets or some other food. But never so dark. On the last urineation that was dark I thought it was a little redish.
User :   Good health. No medications
Doctor :   ok and you did have cranberry juice ? a night before
Doctor :   other than that no problem and also the colour is now back to being yellow
User :   No. But Tuesday morning i had sex with my wife for about half an hour without fuming and the fret if the day my balls were sensitive and my lower belly a little discomfort
User :   Cuming not fuming
User :   No other problems
Doctor :   hmm well it might be a slight infection i think
Doctor :   you need to get a urine sample test done
Doctor :   it looks like a mild infection
Doctor :   which is completely cured with a basic dose of antibiotics
User :   I was worried about liver
Doctor :   no it really does not sound like that
User :   Cool
Doctor :   just a Urinary Track Infection
User :   What causes infection like this
Doctor :   just get the test and then in just a week course you will be all fine
Doctor :   its usually a bug called E coli
Doctor :   thats the main culprit
Doctor :   very very common
User :   Thank you
User :   Bye
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
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