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02 October 2015

What's your diagnosis? – Case 31: orange urine

Mr Z is a 27-year-old office administrator who started passing urine that looks like orange cooldrink. See if you can solve this week's case.

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Mr Z went to his GP when he noticed that his morning urine was a bright orange colour. He recently saw another doctor with a persistent cough, weight loss and night sweats. She took X-rays and said to him that she would get back to him with the results.

This doctor e-mailed him a script for medication, which he started taking the night before. Unfortunately Mr Z can't remember the name of his new medication.

He has no other medical history, has never had any surgeries, and has no allergies.

While waiting in his GP's office, Mr Z googled the possible causes of his orange urine. He came across a possible cause.

Based on the above information:

1. What is the most likely cause of his bright orange urine?

2. Should Mr Z be worried?

3. Is there any information the (first) doctor should have given him?

NOTE: Health24's on-site GP Dr Owen Wiese reveals new cases on Thursdays. The answer is posted with the story on Mondays, or you can get it in our Daily Tip – sign up here.

Previously on What's Your Diagnosis?

What's your diagnosis? -  Case 1: vomiting and weight loss

What's your diagnosis? -  Case 2: eye pain

What's your diagnosis? -  Case 3: strange behaviour and a bullet in the back

What's your diagnosis? -  Case 4: seeing odd things

What's your diagnosis? - Case 5: mysterious lungs

What's your diagnosis? - Case 6: runner with seizures

What's your diagnosis? - Case 7: swollen knee

What's your diagnosis? - Case 8: bloody semen

What's your diagnosis? - Case 9: confusing neurological signs

What's your diagnosis? - Case 10: diabetic teenager with unusual signs and symptoms

What's your diagnosis? - Case 11: bruising with no apparent reason

What's your diagnosis? - Case 12: severe tummy pain

What's your diagnosis? - Case 13: severe sore throat

What's your diagnosis? - Case 14: abdominal pain and swelling

What's your diagnosis? - Case 15: the world is spinning

What's your diagnosis? - Case 16: numbness in forearm

What's your diagnosis? - Case 17: burning urine

What's your diagnosis? - Case 18: boy with persistent fever

What's your diagnosis? – Case 19: lady who can't lose weight

What's your diagnosis? – Case 20: chest pain next to breastbone

What's your diagnosis? – Case 21: burning sensation in vagina

What's your diagnosis? – Case 22: vomiting and headaches

What's your diagnosis? – Case 23: frequent urination

What's your diagnosis? – Case 24: painful and swollen leg

What's your diagnosis? – Case 25: swollen knee and fever

What's your diagnosis? – Case 26: swelling of face

What's your diagnosis? – Case 27: sudden severe leg pain

What's your diagnosis? – Case 28: painful ear

What's your diagnosis? – Case 29: tired and drained

What's your diagnosis? – Case 30: persistent anal itch

 
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