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Why is my pee green or blue?

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These hues are probably due to dyes in your food or meds you’ve taken, like the anesthetic propofol or the allergy/asthma medicine promethazine. A few rare medical conditions can also turn pee green or blue, so let your doctor know if the color doesn’t go away after a short time.

From: The Truth About Urine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Biology, Miller-Levine, Prentice Hall, 2006.

Aycock, R., January 2012. Southern Medical Journal,

Cleveland Clinic, “What the Color of Your Urine Says About You.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Changes in Urine.”

Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, “Proteinuria.”

New York Times, Asparagus, Revisited, June 2014.

Cleveland Clinic, “Frequent Urination.”

Urology Care Foundation, “Overactive Bladder.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Biology, Miller-Levine, Prentice Hall, 2006.

Aycock, R., January 2012. Southern Medical Journal,

Cleveland Clinic, “What the Color of Your Urine Says About You.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Changes in Urine.”

Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, “Proteinuria.”

New York Times, Asparagus, Revisited, June 2014.

Cleveland Clinic, “Frequent Urination.”

Urology Care Foundation, “Overactive Bladder.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

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