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what causes your urine to be dark

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Dehydration: You may be somewhat dehydrated overnight, and your first morning's urine is more concentrated than later in the day. Possibly it clears up when you s ... Read More

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Several...: Dehydration, infection, nephritis, ......urine exam yields the clue
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
26 years experience Urology
Lots of things: Many things can change the appearance of urine--hydration status, blood, protein, some medications. If you are concerned then visit your doctor.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Conner
25 years experience Family Medicine
You may be low: Dark urine is often the sign of dehydration or even blood in the urine. You should go see your friendly doctor for a simple urinalysis to better asce ... Read More
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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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
21 years experience Geriatrics
Dehydration: Urine can appear dark for may reasons, but the most common is from relative dehydration. When the kidneys are trying to conserve water they decrease t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
26 years experience Urology
Lots of things: Many things can change the appearance of urine--hydration status, blood, protein, some medications. Odor can indicate infection. If you are concerne ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Several: Several causes of dark urine inlcude blood or blood clots, infections, inflammation of the urinary tract, trauma, kidney stones, and cancer. Dark urin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Dehydration: It's usually a sign of dehydration...Not enough fluids.
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