Urine Color Change Treatment
The treatment for abnormal appearing urine depends on the underlying cause. Abnormal urine caused by bilirubin, will make the urine appear dark brown. This could be due to a drug side effect, gallbladder disease, liver disease, or hemolytic anemia. Abnormal urine caused by the presence of blood, will make the urine red or pink. The most common causes are a urinary tract infection and kidney stones. Additional changes in the appearance of the urine may be due to something in the diet or the use of a new medication.
Treatment for abnormal appearing urine may include:
- Change in diet
- Drinking 1-2 quarts (1-2 liters) of water a day.
- Stopping a medication
Urine Color Change Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat abnormal appearing urine:
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