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The Shit Volcano asks:

I recently went to the doctor for a regular check-up, and she decided that my medications needed to be turned up a little. The medication is used for social anxiety disorder.

Okay, don't laugh! I'm self-conscious.

Anyway, since this time, my pee has been orange. Not all the time, but some of the time. A friend told me that this could be due to the medication. I don't know, as I have been on both medications for years without orange pee.

I am drinking plenty of water, so I don't think it's a water issue. Perhaps ass gnomes attacking again? I don't know.

Maybe you have an answer, Poonurse.

Dear TSV,

Thanks for the question!

Abnormal changes in urine color can be caused by many things, including certain medications (although I couldn't find any mention of psychotropic drugs doing this) -- and especially laxatives.

Vitamins may cause orange urine.

Different foods such as beets and rhubarb may cause orange urine.

There are also a host of nasty diseases that may cause this.

I personally do not believe that the Ass Gnomes mess with urine very often.

What you should do is to increase your intake of water (even though you said you drink a lot, be sure you are drinking 8-10 large glasses a day); keep track of the foods you are eating; and make note of any vitamins or supplements you may be taking.

If it continues, see your doctor and find out what's up.

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

Got a question for her?

88 Comments on "orange pee"

The Shit Volcano's picture
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Just learned this one. If you eat nothing but strawberries all day your pee turns pink.

If you take vitamin B complex it turns neon green. It's pretty cool!

No more orange pee. Thank God!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

I'm eating a lot of spinach and my pee's neon green =D

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

The other day I got freaked out when I discovered my pee was cherry red. I went to the doctor because I'd been having back aches and thought I had a wicked infection. She couldn't find any evidence of an infection and the backache turned out to be from my old injury.

I was baffled until I remembered that I'd been taking cranberry extract. It turns the pee cherry red.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

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I get bright yellow pee when Mary Mary forces B-vitamins down my gullet. If I pee in her toilet, which has blue water, it all turns a glowing green.

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healthy 1's picture
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My pee turns citrine when I take my B- complex. I'll have to try the blue water thingy.
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Dr Ericdog's picture

Those of you getting citrine/very yellow'ish pee from taking B group vitamin suppliments should not worry. Talking these B suppliments will normally cause odd coloured, very yellow pee, so there is no need to worry.

Other things can make your pee change colour/smell such as asparagus etc.

Dr EricDog

Anonymous Coward's picture

If you eat blue icecream your poo turns blue!

the poop master's picture

Alright so I took a shit today and it came out all liquidy and pasty....with the poop were orange the ones you see when you mix oil with i know it wasn't pee, so Im just wondering what it means

Anonymous Coward's picture

i have also pooped and had orange oil things floating in the bowl. i have never had this happen before and am really curious as to what that might mean. is the same thing happening here that happens to pee when it gets colored?

Anonymous Coward's picture

Its said to be if you eat too many carrots it does that....or collin my dad had that and Im pooping orange oil looking stuff so Im very worried that it runs in the family

never again..'s picture

If you drink more than 3 Killians Irish Red beers your pee will be orange for sure. How intense and for how long depends on how many you drink in a certain amount of time...

Anonymous Coward's picture

ok, so i shit today and it had the little oarnge circles in it should i be worried?

GottaGoGirl's picture
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Are you on Rifampin? That turns EVERYTHING orange.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Regarding the orange coloured oil in poop, I experienced this for the first time during christmas whilst at my parents house and had absolutely no idea what was causing it there. Just today, the same thing happened again. The only thing that is the same about the two times is me eating many roasted nuts - particularly cashews. I'm not certain that this is the reason but it's the only thing I can think of that is the same... any help?

embarrased girl's picture

yea...i had that orange oil yesterday and it freaked me out! but then i relaized that i HAVE been eating a lot of roasted nuts! i am thinking that is the cause of it! Thank you very much anonymous coward! ok so now i have another problem...i have also had like a small white puff come out with my poop. it kind of looks like a marshmellow. any ideas?

Anonymous Coward's picture

My 4 year old daughter has had orange circles of oil too. It turns out she has been eating a lot of cashews. I was very concerned until i came accross this post with the cashew theory. I feel better now.
Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Anonymous Coward's picture

The same thing witht he orange oily circles just happened to me and I can to this site in hoping to get an answer. I feel much better now because I know that yesterday I ate a whole bag of cashews. Whew.... now I can relax.

Anonymous Coward's picture

thanks so much for providing that information, same thing happened to me and i got all freaked out...but yes, i have been eating this "cashew crunch" like a maniac! I feel so much better now!

Killing the cashew theory's picture

umm .. sorry to break it to you people, but cashews are definitely not the reason for orange circle things in your poop. why? because i hate cashews, have never eaten them since 4th grade, and still have the circle problem.

Another Anonymous Coward's picture

I dunno, I'm getting round orange oily circles in my urine and the only thing different I ate was that I had a medium sized bags of cashews two days in a row while at work.

Anonymous Coward's picture

yeah, i think it is cashews, or peanuts, cause i just realized i ate pad-thai yesterday, which usually contains peanuts, and cabbage....and probably fish sauce or something....HOORAY FOR OIL POOP! no im actaully quite terrified

Miss Simone Scat's picture
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_I drink my daily 8 glasses of H2O and mine pee is light yellow.______
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Anonymous Coward's picture

Praise god for the nuts idea. Cause i had that orange circly oil things today and i about took another crap right on the spot. I thought there was something really wrong with me but for the last day or 2 ive had a lot of nuts an cashews so yea.. i hope thats it

Anonymous Coward's picture

I have been pooping with orange circles for 3-4 days now and i havent eaten any cashews or nuts or carrots or anything else unusual
im getting kind of freaked?

mee's picture

i have never eaten cashews in my life and am having very bad problems with the orange oil blobs. my stomach feels weird and i have been drinking a lot of alcohol lately? i dont know but it was explosive toda yreally badly and now it just trickles when i take a number 2... idk what to do its really gross

Anonymous Coward's picture

ive had this problem for eating for over a week now. whenever i fart, i just end up getting oil on my pants. i don't know whats wrong cause i haven't been eating any nuts lately. my mom had the same problem a couple days after i first had it. i ate some canned bamboo so that might be the problem. those orange bubbles are there still. it is pretty gross. i also ate some fried fish and rice the day before. that was my diet.

Dave's picture
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Orange oil in your poop? It might be the fish.

Anonymous Coward's picture

continuation of "ive had this problem for eating for over a week now. whenever i fart, i just end up getting oil on my pants. i don't know whats wrong cause i haven't been eating any nuts lately. my mom had the same problem a couple days after i first had it. i ate some canned bamboo so that might be the problem. those orange bubbles are there still. it is pretty gross. i also ate some fried fish and rice the day before. that was my diet."

Id also like to add that the fish was a snow bass if that makes any more difference.

The Thunderous Crapper 63's picture
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I was thinking the same thing Dave! I eat lots of green vegetables and sometimes my poop turns a greenish or when I go on my greek olive kick it gives it a dark consistency depending on the olive. You should see what spanakopita (thats greek for spinach pie) does to poo. Its great. Dave are we throwing a party when you get to post number 11K.
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Anonymous Coward's picture

I have been pooping ORANGE and its OILY. It happens everytime I eat Fat free pringles with Olestra.

pizzapoo's picture

ive had the orange oil blob poo problem before, and also had it getting in my pants from farting. it only lasted me a couple days. right before i got it, i had some really bad lower back pain. i crack my back a lot. WAY too much, actually. same with my neck, elbows, wrists and knuckles. i'm only 18 and im starting to feel aches in my joints and need to crack them to temporarily relieve the pain, which only builds up again later, and i need to keep cracking to feel 'normal'. this is very bad when you're a guitar player, or any kind of musician for that matter, or even artist. you can really ruin your hands. i dont care if 'no studies have confirmed links to arthritis', I AM EIGHTEEN AND WELL ON THE WAY TO IT.

anyway that's off topic.

i had some bad lower back pain and tried cracking it to relieve the pain, which usually works, but this time only made it worse. truth is i just strained my back at work. but when i woke up in the morning, i had the orange oil in my pants. then i noticed it when i farted, i got more. that night i took a dump and the oil was floating all around the toilet, and lots on the toilet paper. i was scared that it was something to do with my back, but it went away. a couple days later i got it again, but with no back pain. that was when i had sufficient information to discover the linking symptom: i had eaten frozen pizza dinners two nights before each orange oil incident. that was the constant. and indeed, the poo oil was identical to the cheesy grease on a pizza!
ew! so i've stayed away from those since then. :P interesting though that it was the only time that had happened to me, despite having eaten the same frozen pizzas (same brand even) many times before.

grossed out's picture

I just had orange poop LOL :P I drank a Mountain Dew Game Fuel which is orange to. Haven't eaten any nuts. Think about soft drinks too.. especially ones that are colored.

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

How the hell are you guys getting orange poop?! I've tried every color I can think of, but orange is the only shade of the rainbow I have never achieved...

Kidding! Kidding! As Dave said, it's probably the fish. That, and you guys need to cut down on the fat in your diets. Those orange circles of oil are fats in your system that are being passed through. Stop eating so much fast food!

What if everyone farted at once?

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anybody's picture

Cashews contain caustic resin which the body can find hard to break down. There seems to be more in cheaper cashew nuts if that makes any sense.

Slimming products contain a fat inhibitor, meaning that excess fat content is expelled almost as it entered the GI tract.

Escholar is a fish that contains a waxy substance that is unable to be broken down by the fish. The fish stores this in its muscle. The same applies when this fish is consumed, and the person who ate the product is unable to digest its fat. Instead of the absorption process taking place it is expelled as it entered the system.

There are threads in a few other websites. Expelling the oily substance may be leveraged by an already compromised digestive system (ibs). Some sufferers also have low cholesterol absorption.

oily pooper's picture

guess what i got orange poop as well!! i can join the club!!! no seriously orange oily poop is not cool. but as a was getting freaked out about it i remembered i had a massive bag of cheap cashew nuts. still feeling a bit freaked i googled cashew nuts effects and this website popped up. im so relieved im normal. still wont ever have any of those nuts again though

Anonymous Butt-In's picture

I ate 2.5 lbs. of "baby" carrots with ranch dip in the last two days and had very soft orange poop. It's like the lottery. You never know what you're going to get, but certain things make sense, like carrots and orange poop. I think I met my beta carotene quota for the month. BTW, beta carotene is fat-soluble, so I wonder if, somehow, it comes out in undigested lipids (oily substance in poop...)? Hmmm. Do oils make it out the other end without being digested??? Maybe if the stuff that breaks down fat (bile?) isn't in high enough quantities, maybe the oil comes out, along with the beta carotene that dissolved in it.

living room scientist's picture

I have orange oily poop. And I am English...It travels across the oceans. I am prepared to do a survey of my poop. I will keep a poop diary based on Cashew consumption and level of orange poop. This should prove the theory one way or another.

orange peupty peuper's picture

oh that orange oil is totally caused by cashews. and yes, obviously cashews aren't the only cause, but lemme tell ya
don't get drunk and eat half a ziplock bagful of 'em. no matter how good you think they are.
i mean, unless you like unpleasant surprises and/or having to wash your undies and trousers and/or having to shower it off

scared shitless's picture

I have no idea what's causing the orange oil slicks, but it's freaking me out beyond belief. I'm already a hypochondriac, I don't need something ACTUALLY going wrong! I haven't eaten cashews, I don't eat fish...what the HELL is wrong with me? I've barely eaten anything in the past few days, but I have had a bit of a cold. My sister seems to think it's mucus that's just taken on some of the colors that go along with poop. I need definite answers and can't find them anywhere, and now am in a state of panic, because I don't have the answer I need, and now it's a weekend. What the hell am I supposed to do? Seriously, I need an answer that can apply to me...seriously scared.

recent orange oil pooper's picture

i have been eating frozen pizzas and drinking my ass off for three nights straight. i can tell you that these combined will make you poop orange oil, its nasty. the reason for the oil is that your body cant break down that much grease.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I also had the orange oil in my poo, and before I even came across this page I had a hunch that it was all the cashews I had just eaten the day before. I plan on not eating cashews for a few days to see what happens. When all is "clear" I'll binge on cashews again to see if the oil comes back.

Anonymous Coward's picture

wow. this page makes me feel better. I ate a massive amount of cashews for the last 3 or so days. I just experienced my first orange-oil poop. never again will i eat a nut. It is too disgusting.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I actually ate a whole bunch of raw cashews 2 weeks ago and had the orange oil and the poop and 2 months ago I also got orange oil after I had cashews so for me I'm pretty sure it's the cashews it's probably something that I can't digest

Poopin in Ohio's picture

Wow, I can't believe how many people are having this problem!

I kind of have an orange oil poop problem, except mine is not quite orange, it's almost like neon green. Kinda looks like olive oil. But I haven't consumed olive oil recently. No cashews either. A stir fry yesterday, and some greasy chicken chunks last few days, which is my theory so far - the greasy hot sauce is turning colors on me...

Caligula's picture

Well I woke up this morning with horrible stomach pains. I blew the biggest fart I ever let go, and when i sat down my ass felt kinda slick. Then all the sudden I had to go push some poop outta my butt. I did my work and decided to look and it was Orange and Oily i almost shit myself I thought I had aids or something, but i remember at work I at some kinda white fish and had cashews as well. After all my research everyone said the same thing so dont eat to much white tuna fish or cashews, because you constantly leak outta your ass and you have to hold your farts in or its a mess and by the way the smell is horrible, smells like burnt rubber with garlic in it

Anonymous Coward's picture

Well I have a new orange poop idea. Everyone seems to get it from eating nuts which may be true. However, I had a whole can of tomatoe soup to myself yesterday, and this morning my poo came out orangy/red.
You can take that to the bank folks.

anonymous coward's picture

i had the orange oily dots in my poo.. today was the 2nd time in a row and i got freaked out.. HOWEVER.. i also ate the low fat pringles with Olestra that was mentioned above.. maybe its the Olestra.. beings that the cashews or nuts may have been roasted in it?

Bilgepump's picture
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Olestra's are beings? Like from another planet??? How fucking cool is that, and how rude of us humans to eat them...what the fuck....

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prarie doggin's picture
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Bilge, glad to have you back. I was getting a little worried. I suppose I'll hit 1k sometime this spring. I hope I handle it as gracefully as you.

Anonymous Coward's picture

i've not only pooped orange oil, i've pooped bright red oil and yesterday i even pooped green oil is this normal? i eat pretty healthy, i don't eat out very often, and i haven't had any cashews or nuts.. i figure it can't be fish i've been eating fish all my life and until recently i have never pooped oil before. then all of a sudden i pooped redish orange oil... then orange... then green and even dark green is this normal?? but it's only happened since i started exercising and dropped ten pounds without taking any kind of diet pills... i don't really know what's going on and really need answers! all i see talked about is orange... i want to know about the rest... i'm feeling healthier then ever.. so i can't be sick!! does anyone know what's going on??

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