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Can red Jello, Pizza and beets cause urine to turn red, 3

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Can red Jello, Pizza and beets cause urine to turn red
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: 3 weeks and it has happened three times and it clears up
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had a bruised football injury 60 years ago and I passed blood spent a week in hospital while the kidney healed
Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 25 days ago.


Do you have pain during these episodes?

Any clots in urine ?

Do you smoke?

Do you take any blood thinners ?

History of stones ?

Please let me know.


Customer: replied 25 days ago.
No Pain, do not smoke, one baby aspirin daily, no history of sdtones
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 25 days ago.


Red colored urine can be sometimes due to the food we consume like beet etc.

But if there are multiple episodes of red colored urine , it is better to get it tested.Simple dip stick or urine routine test in a lab can detect whether there is blood in urine or not.

Blood in urine can be produced by multiple reasons like urinary infection, stones, enlarged prostate, growths in the kidney/bladder etc. Blood thinners like aspirin can also cause blood in the urine spontaneously.

Most of these conditions can be diagnosed with simple tests like ultrasound of the kidneys/ bladder, rectal examination and blood/urine tests.

So it would be advised to see your doctor as soon as possible to come to a diagnosis.

If you have any more questions , please let me know.