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A 53-year-old female asked:

I drink a lot of water but my urine is still strong in smell and darker than normal in color. i do feel a little fuller below my belly, is it a uti?

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Dr. Marc Beaghler
Urology 32 years experience
Dark urine: You may. No way of knowing without a urine check with a microscopic examination. Most of the time dark urine with a strong smell means your urine is concentrated. There of course are other causes, including an infection which can be checked with a simple urine test.
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