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what does it mean if your urine is dark yellow

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Yellow urine: You are not drinking enough water would be my first guess based on what you told me.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It usually means: That you need to drink more water. Your kidneys are working fine but your urine should be light and straw colored if you have been drinking enough wat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivan Colon
26 years experience Urology
Perhaps: Normal urine color ranges from pale yellow to deep amber — the result of a pigment called urochrome and how diluted or concentrated the urine is. S ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ivan Colon
26 years experience Urology
Perhaps: You could be having a urinary tract infection (uti). You should have a culture of the urine and if positive for UTI you may need treatment. Normal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Yellow urine may suggest concentrated urine, effect from drug like azo-related. Cloudy urine may suggest having alkaline urine+many amorphous phosphat ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Medication: Fluorescent color to the urine is frequently from B vitamins
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: There are many causes, including foods like beets, blood in urine and some medications. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get it checked: Usually indicates bleeding within the urinary tract due to infection or some other problem; or spilling of hemoglobin (for example, if there is a prob ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience Urology
Hydrate: Vitamin supplements make urine dark yellow. More concerning however is very concentrated urine, in other words dehydration. Dark urine could also sig ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense ... Read More
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Diet: Diet, urine in the canal or infection can affect color of your semen.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Urine: Red urine usually implies blood. Some foods also give red urine for example beetroot. Blood in the urine is not common so you should have this checked ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Normal or infection: Most common cause of cloudy urine is harmless sediment. Less likely is infection, in which case urine is likely to smell and you would have symptoms ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
36 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: I assume from your question that your snot is a mixture of clear and yellow. This could be indicative of any number of things: rhinosinusitis, aller ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Hard to say: Without seeing the urine oil could be just the color. If there is more concern then an exam or specimen check with your doctor will provide answers.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: It could be as a result of infection, you would need a urine analsis.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly an infectio: Please see your physician. You could have a urinary tract infection.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor: May be biliary disease.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It means that the : Stool transited quickly through the GI tract.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Diarrhea: This can be caused by many different conditions and would need far more info to determine the probable causes, and an exam of you and the stools to de ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Adequate hyration: Normal urine should be pale yellowor clear if hydrating adequately.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor/CNM: It's time to get a urine test from your OB provider if your urine looks discolored. While it may have been something you ate, it's a good idea to chec ... Read More

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