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Urine discoluration, urine spot on underwear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   i have some small dark urine spots on my underwear. I always wear white as it shows everything. My urine can be dark first thing am. but if I drink a lot of liquid it is pretty clear. I wipe myself after urinating and there is no evidence of any impurities and my "flow" rate is excellent -???
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   Hi yes go right ahead
User :   Yes Go right ahead
Doctor :   Ok, Have you been dehydrated since this problem started ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you been having any burning sensation ?
Doctor :   Any fever or swollen lymph nodes in the groin ?
User :   occasionally -but only occasionally
User :   No swollen glands and no fever
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please ket me know your age and if you are sexaully active ?
User :   67 and yes I'm sexually active
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you see any sore or blister or any lesion on your genitalia ?
User :   none at all
Doctor :   Have you seen any blood at any point of time in your urin enow ?
Doctor :   And have you been tested for any Prostatic enlargement ?
User :   No and I monitor it pretty closely. I have peed through white paper and there has not been any deposits or sign of blood
User :   I had a PSA two years ago and the result was 0.7
Doctor :   Ok, That is good.
Doctor :   I would go by all your answers and say that the spots on your garment would be some semen stains , or might be due to urine color due to some foodfs
User :   Yes - I do find it more prevalent when drinking Red wine or Guiness - would this create deposits
Doctor :   1. Any large amount sof fava beans or rhubarb or aloe can cause dark brown urine.
Doctor :   2.A number of drugs can darken urine, including the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and primaquine; the antibiotic metronidazole; nitrofurantoin, which treats urinary tract infections; laxatives containing cascara or senna; and methocarbamol, a muscle relaxant.
Doctor :   Yes, Beets, blackberries and mom's rhubarb pie can turn urine red or pink.
Doctor :   Leading food culprits include vitamin C and carrots and carrot juice. Large amounts of carotene, the orange pigment in carrots, winter squash and other vegetables, can also discolor the palms of your hands and soles of your feet.
User :   Ok I take perondopril daily plus an omega 3 and I do eat a lotm of foodstuffs with beta caroten 0- tomatoes, carrots , broccoli etc.,
User :   Thanks Doctor - that seems a very comprehensive analysis -, I think that I have now answered my own question
Doctor :   I would say not to worry and it might have been caused due to these food stuffs.And no organic illness.
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   bye for now.
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