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can dehydration cause dark urine

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It is one cause: It can also be a sign that other issues are involved, like kidney disease or damage, liver disease, etc. It all depends on what is found in the urine.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor.: Dehydration is resolved with consumption of fluids, especially water. Liver issues are treated with your doctor. Your doctor might consult you to a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Wattier
11 years experience Pediatrics
Typical signs of UTI: Are burning, pain with urination, hesitancy. Urine can be cloudy or blood-tinged but not dark. Unless dark urine is new or all the time it is not typi ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: Likely daily normal variation. If you have otherwise symptoms please mention them to your doctor. A urine sample with microscopic should answer your q ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Constipation: My first gut sense as a physician is that you must be dehydrated. Your body is trying to compensate by keeping ahold of as much fluid as possible. Thi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Vaisman
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Maybe: ...To me color is not that important most of the time... However cranberries are beneficial in preventing urinary tract infections... So if one ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: Remaining hydrated, is the best way to have soft stools, which will prevent straining to defecate. If dehydrated, stools tend to be hard and difficul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Seek evaluation.: Blood in the urinary tract has many potential causes, and needs to be worked up. Injury to the kidney or bladder, tumors of the urinary tract, stones, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, see Dr: Sounds like two issues present--blood in stool (=not normal) and urinary tract infection (=not normal). See your dr / urgent care / er for evaluation ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience Family Medicine
Not directly: Symptoms of interstitial cystits include lower abdominal pain relieved with urination, an urge to urinate and frequent urination. Dark yellow urine is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Dehydration: Dehydration alone does not. However if the dehydration causes a kidney stone then this can cause kidney pain.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: No reason why it should. Blood in urine should always be checked out.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: I do not think that drinking alcohol cause hematuria. But hematuria needs evaluation to find out the cause.You need to see doctor for evaluaton of thi ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Water on brain: Hydrocephalus is water on the brain. Urine is from water in the bladder. One doesn't cause the other.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Multiple causes: Straining on voiding urine is unlikely to be the cause. You need a diagnosis. See your pcp first.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are many cause of proteinuria ( protein in urine), and dehydration is one of them.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Infection,tumourSton: Can be due to following reasons 1 infections in bladder or kidneys 2 bladder or kidney stone 3tumours and cancer of bladder or kidneys 4benign pro ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivan Colon
26 years experience Urology
Not known. : This is not listed as a side effect. To be prudent you should be checked by a urologist or pcp. Make sure that this is not blood in the urine (hematur ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
ALCOHOL: Alcohol does not produce pink urine or diarrhea. Check urine for any pathology.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Diabetes?: Urine can be sticky, foamy, sweet smelling in patients with diabetes that is poorly controlled. See your physician to check your urinalysis for gluco ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Urobilins, additives: Urobilins are usually responsible for the yellow color to the urine. It is a breakdown product of billirubin, which is formed in the disposal of heme ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not likely: Pyridoxine or vitamin b6 is used as a supplementation as a part of treatment of some rare causes of hematuria ( blood in urine) . Not aware of pyrido ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Melena?: Black, malodorous, sticky stool can be due to GI bleeding.

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