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Thick dark yellow urine

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Discerning urine color can be very subjective; so, get a formal urinalysis with a properly collected fresh urine specimen to confirm your concern abou... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Dehydration: Dark yellow urine is a result of dehydration. The kidneys are trying to retain more water. As long as it doesn't burn, all you would need to do is dri... Read More
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Blood or dehydration: Small amounts of blood, especially if coming from the kidney ann give urine a dark or smokey appearance. Insufficient fluid intake is probably most co... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Can be normal: Dark yellow urine can be normal, it can mean they are breaking down red blood cells and producing more bilirubin than usual, if can mean they are a bi... Read More
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Concentrated urine: Concentrated urine means that you need to hydrate more. In the baby, it means you should try to get them to take more fluids. Babies should only dri... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Water on brain: Hydrocephalus is water on the brain. Urine is from water in the bladder. One doesn't cause the other.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Dehydration?: It may be a sign of dehydration. Did you take any medicine or vitamins? Sometimes, though less likely, it can be an infection too.
A member asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Can be normal: Vitamins, foods, slight dehydration can produce dark urine. If persists, I would recommend a urinalysis test to be sure.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Dark yellow urine: Urine can be dark yellow from taking B vitamins and/or being a bit dehydrated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Dehydration: Generally speaking, the more darker the urine, the more dehydrated a person is. In the absence of other urological symptoms, increase your fluid intak... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Levin
Urology 32 years experience
NO: Gross painless hematuria must be properly and promptly evaluated by a urologist. I worry about stones infection and tumors, .
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephanie Kokseng
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
See your doctor: You could have kidney stones or a urinary tract infection. Would see your doctor and have them take a urine sample to look for both. Good luck!

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