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what does it mean when your urine is dark orange

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emerson Knight
47 years experience in Urology
Maybe blood: Maybe you cold have bold in your urine and if there is blood pain and blood could be coming from a kidney stone.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
UTI or stone: Sounds like a urinary tract infection. May have some blood present causing the red/orange discoloration. A small stone in the bladder could cause - ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: The color of the urine is usually either a reflection of the state of your hydration (dehydration: dark urine); or due to a pigment from a dye in your ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience in 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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It means that the : Stool transited quickly through the GI tract.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: It could be as a result of infection, you would need a urine analsis.
A female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Period color: Hi, there are 2 possibilities, 1- mixing the period blood with discharge from ur cervix 2- infection plz see ur MD for pelvic exam.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Medication: Fluorescent color to the urine is frequently from B vitamins
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Adequate hyration: Normal urine should be pale yellowor clear if hydrating adequately.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old blood: Dark brown menstrual blood is old blood. Often when bleeding is not very heavy then blood sits longer in the uterus before coming out into the vagina ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Dark urine could just be really concentrated, or at worst be a small amount of blood. In any case, you should have this checked out.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing: Blood changes color as it oxidizes and begins to break down. It simply reflects how long it has been sitting in the uterus and the back of the vagina.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly an infectio: Please see your physician. You could have a urinary tract infection.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
UTI: It liklely means you have an infection..either a garden variety bacterial infection or STD like gonorrrhea/chlamydia etc.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. Tan and brown stool by far is the normal color, due to normal degradation of bil ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in 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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience in Urology
Medications: Certain medications (pyridium, rifampin) can turn your urine orange color. Dark discoloration of the urine can also be a sign of dehydration or could ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
It is fresh: It reflects your body core temperature . Nothing to worry . It is absolutely normal.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let explain: Light-colored, white or clay-colored.A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Never heard of it: I never heard of blood being orange in color. Is it human blood you are talking about?
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