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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Several...: Dehydration, infection, nephritis, ......urine exam yields the clue

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
25 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
May be dehydration: Dehydration is most common cause although some foods (such as beets) can cause this. Try increasing your water intake and if it does not resolve you ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Concentrated, blood,: Bile, coloring from foods or drugs. Most commonly dark from low urine output making it >concentrated, will lighten with >fluid intake & urine -& ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Concentrated urine: It means you did not drink enough fluids and may be somewhat dehydrated and urine is concentrated.If it is only in the morning and not during the day. ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: Dark urine can be due to multiple causes Most of the time it is due to not drinking enough water.Other causes could be due to irregularities in the br ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Flagyl (metronidazole) can cause a darkening of urine. This is generally a harmless effect when taking the medication.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Urine is denser than: plain water (essentially "heavier") and in theory could sink to the bottom of the toilet. Other factors including dehydration, crystals in urine, dis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing vs. somethin: It may not mean anything wrong. Certain foods can produce odor in the urine such as asparagus. On the other hand, you may have infection in your urine ... Read More
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