Change In Urine Color After Consuming Dragon Fruit?

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1 Answer:

Hi edelilinsw,

Thank you for asking

If it is true that before you have consumed a large amount of dragon fruit, then it is likely that the change in the color of your urine and feces is due to the food you consume. Several other types of food that also contain a red-purple color, such as beets, blackberries, tomatoes, red spinach, purple cabbage, and so on can also make complaints similar to what you are experiencing today. You don't have to worry. Because, this dye is natural so it does not have the potential to cause health problems. Complaints like this will generally subside after 1 to 3 days you stop consuming these foods.

What you need to watch out for is, if the change in the color of urine and stool appears accompanied by other complaints, for example:

Abdominal, lumbar, or lower back pain
Pubic pain
Urinate very often, in small increments
Pungent, cloudy, gritty-smelling urine
Fever, chills
Nauseous vomit
Stool slimy
Anemia, characterized by pallor, weakness, dizziness, often drowsiness

Medicines can indeed also affect the color of urine to red to purplish, for example rifampin, phenazopyridine, and so on. However, not with drugs that you are currently taking to treat swelling in your gums before.

In the meantime, you can try first to limit foods that can make urine and feces discolored as mentioned above. Drink lots of drinking and do not hold back urination. Then observe changes in your urine and stool. If it returns to normal in 1 to 3 days, then chances are that your condition is not dangerous.

However, if you experience any of the above complaints, you can see your doctor right away. It is feared that your complaints will arise due to other causes, such as urinary tract infections, urinary tract stones, anal fissure, dysentery, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, blood clotting disorders, and so on.

Meaning behind urine color

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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