It's usually pretty easy to tell if you have a UTI because it's painfull. There's a burning or pain sensation before or during urination. Sometimes your urethra opening will hurt without urinating. Dark urine is a sign of a UTI but it's also a sign of dehydration. Orange urine happens when you take B vitamins as well. The best way to treat a UTI is to drink tons of water and juice with antioxidants like blueberry, polmagranite, and cranberry. Cranberry juice is actually a good way to prevent UTI and is good for your urinary tract health. Some people are more susceptible to UTIs than others. If your female make sure your super clean ( down there) if not that can cause a UTI too. Basically drink as much water as you can and try too stay a way from things that dehydrate you salt, coffee, or alcohol.
A standard dip test will be altered by the orange coloring in your urine from AZO Standard but they can send the urine to a lab for analysis. Dip tests are easier, quicker and less expensive so if you can stand to go without your AZO Standard for 24 hours before the test you can have the dip test done.
Hey Jess, If you have a UTI and you doctor runs a test for it, it will have white blood cells in i, that signifies an infection. The orange color won't matter. Hope you feel better soon.-K
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