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help docs? why is my urine yellow when all i drink is water?

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Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yellow is normal: Urine is normally colored yellow. If you drink a lot of water, the yellow color is fainter. If you take in less liquid, the urine is more concentrated and is a darker yellow.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can someone explain to me how come my urine yellow when all i drink is water?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
Normal variant: The color of one's urine is a reflection of one's state of hydration and how one's body uses water. The more hydrated one is, the clearer the color and the greater the urinary frequency. On the other hand, darker yellow urine is associated with dehydration and less urinary frequency. Vitamin b2 (riboflavin), present in most multivitamins, is what imparts a more colorful yellow/orange urine.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why is my urine yellow if I drink a lot of water?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Urine color: The urine color usually corresponds to what is dissolved in it. Either you need to drink even more water, or perhaps you're taking vitamins or something else which can color the urine. Unless it is bloody or cloudy, I would not worry about it. Good luck.

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