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   Posted 1/17/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all.  For about a year I have been taking 3x 1200mg of Asacol a day.  Two months ago my GI added 2x 6mg of Entocort a day for a minor flare I was having (some blood and mucus in stool along with more frequent D).  The Entocort has helped and two days ago he lowered it to 2x 3mg of Entocort a day to tapper me off of it.  This morning I had bloody urine.  This has never happened before.  There were no clots, the color was just a dark orange.  I had my wife look at it, and she too thought it was blood.  My diet has not changed any.  I drink water often and as a majority of my drinks throughout the day so I am used to much lighter color urine.
Has this happened to others before?  Is it related to my medicine?  Is it even Crohn's related?
Thanks for reading.

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   Posted 1/17/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
orange urine is not automatically from blood. medicines can do this and so can something going on with your liver
22 Female, currently on MTX. Previously on Imuran, Remicade, Pentasa, etc. Ileocolic resection in 2006.

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   Posted 1/18/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies. I haven't had any pain, and coloration has been normal since then.

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   Posted 1/18/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the same thing happen to me... kinda freaked me out, but after a week or so, it just went away... so... Hopefully, the same will happen to you... :)
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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi There. Just keep an eye on it. Last year I all of the sudden had blood in my urine and it turned out to be an obstructing kidney stone. I did not have any pain with it either...but I am also a female. I do know that the blood was much more prominent in the AM because of a full bladder. Hopefully its just a weird medicine related color change but if it keeps up get it checked out quickly...just in case it is a stone on the move.
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