Have you got yellow urine in pregnancy?
Although the colour of your urine can indicate potential problems, in most instances there is a perfectly acceptable reason for these changes in urine colour.
Many mothers-to-be take multi-vitamin supplements during their pregnancies and Vitamin B12 in particular is known to change the colour of urine. Even some foods can temporarily affect the colour of urine with beetroot often causing red urine and asparagus causing bright yellow urine.
Whilst bright yellow urine is usually dismissed as normal during pregnancy, dark yellow urine can suggest dehydration. This is caused when you aren't getting enough fluids and can sometimes result from severe morning sickness.
The colour of urine is determined by the levels of a pigment called urochrome in your body. When you become dehydrated the levels of urochrome rise and as a result your urine will become darker. You should increase your fluid intake if you notice your urine has darkened and if it doesn't improve within a couple of hours, make an appointment to see your gp, bringing along a sample for testing.
If you are experiencing a burning or stinging sensation when passing urine or your bladder or lower back feel sore then you may have a urinary tract or kidney infection. Your urine will probably appear cloudy or even blood-streaked, smell very strong and you may even have a temperature. If this is the case then you will most likely require immediate treatment with antibiotics and pain relievers.
Always see your gp if you have any concerns at all during your pregnancy.
or other supplements. Vitamin B-12 is known to cause bright yellow urine. Certain supplements may cause urine to become neon yellow. Some foods, such as asparagus, can temporarily change the color of urine to a brighter yellow. Bright yellow urine is not a sign that something is wrong; it is generally caused by a dietary change.
Dark yellow urine can indicate dehydration. Urine gets its yellow color from a pigment called urochrome. When you are dehydrated, your urine has a higher concentration level of this pigment. Drink plenty of fluids to hydrate your body, and your urine will return to its normal color. Most color changes in urine are temporary and not a cause for concern.
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