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Green Urine Causes

Green Urine Causes

Normal urine color is pale yellow. Green urine, on the other hand, may be indicative of health problems. Let us know what could cause urine to become green from the following article.
Madhurjya Bhattacharyya
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2018
If there is any malfunction in any part of the body or if the body tries to fight off any disease it may result in a change of urine color. If the urine color changes it may be an indication of your medical condition. If your urine becomes green, it may indicate a disease or imbalance in your diet.
What Does Green Urine Mean?
Infection of the urinary tract, problems with bile and intake of certain drugs may be the prime causes of green urine.
If the color of your urine is bright green in color, it may be due to excess intake of vitamin B.
Consumption of foods like asparagus may cause urine to become true green and in such a case, urine would give out a characteristic odor.
In episodes of urinary tract infection because of Pseudomonas bacteria , urine color changes to green. If there is bleeding in the urinary tract, it can also change the color of urine to green.
Moreover, there are a number of medicines like amitriptyline, doxorubicin and indomethacin that may cause green urine. Another drug called propofol can also change the color of urine to cloudy or green depending on the dosage. In children, urine may turn green if there is excess consumption of food which is green in color.
An antibiotic, Rinsapin, is also responsible for excreting green/blue urine. Other than that there are several other medications which uses green dye, ingestion of these can make your urine green. If there is infection of the urinary tract, pus would form which, when it comes out may also cause your urine to become green.
Light green color of urine may indicate that there is an infection in the urinary tract and it's not difficult to treat such a condition. However, if not treated on time, it may lead to serious medical conditions. Besides urinary tract infection, light green urine may also mean that the water content of the body is reduced, so make sure that you drink a lot of water.
Treatment Options
There is no medication as such to treat green urine, as excretion of green pigment in urine is not a medical condition or a disease but a change in your dietary pattern or intake of other medications which contain green pigments. So you need to see to it that you follow the right dietary pattern. Even after consuming a healthy diet, you don't find any change in the color of your urine, and if you are still consuming asparagus, try to stop consuming it. You may find a change in the color of your urine. Moreover, make sure that you consume a lot of water every day, especially during summers as your body tends to get dehydrated very soon.
Many a time, it may so happen that green pigments get accumulated in your body which are excreted along with urine. But, due to lack of water in the body they don't get dissolved and as a result they are excreted as they are. Even after taking all these measures if, you still don't find any change in urine color it's always better to consult your physician.
So all in all, there is nothing much to worry about green urine. Try having a healthy diet besides drinking a lot of water so that your body remains free of toxins. There is no substitute to consulting your medical practitioner about green urine causes, as it may be caused due to different factors and some of them may need medical attention.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.