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Why Is My Pee Dark Green?

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Q: My pee is suddenly bright green, even though I drink tons of water. Whats going on?

A: Normally, the color of your urine should be between almost clear and dark yellow. Neon-green pee may look alarming, but its usually just a sign that youre getting too much of certain vitamins—B vitamins, in particular—and that your body is flushing out the excess. That said, if you notice it regularly, talk to your doc about whether you should cut back on your B intake.

Roshini Rajapaksa, MD
Last Updated: April 08, 2011

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