What other symptoms might occur with green urine?

Green urine may accompany other symptoms, which will vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the urinary tract may also involve other body systems.

Urinary symptoms that may occur along with green urine

Green urine may accompany other symptoms affecting the urinary system including:

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Bloody or pink-colored urine (hematuria)
  • Cloudy urine
  • Difficulty urinating (dysuria) and urinary retention
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Frequent urination that often produces only a small amount of urine

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In rare cases, green urine may accompany a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms:

  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)

What is green urine?

Green urine is urine that is green in color, though it also may be greenish-brown or greenish-yellow, and it may be cloudy or clear. A change in urine color may be temporary, or it may be persistent. The duration and course of green urine can vary widely, depending on the cause.

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What causes green urine?

Causes of true green urine are uncommon. Food dyes and additives are the most common cause. With certain infections, the urine may acquire a cloudy, greenish tint, or pus that has a greenish color may be present in the urine.

Causes of green urine

Green urine may be caused by conditions including:

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Aug 23, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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