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A 48-year-old member asked:

What could be causing dark urine?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Possibly liver Dz.: This can be due to liver disease, or it can be from blood due to trauma or some other cause. It might even be due to some foods you eat, like beets and blackberries. It would be wise to see your doctor to ascertain the cause and get prompt treatment.

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A 42-year-old male asked:

What's the cause of dark urine?

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Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Dehydration: Urine can appear dark for may reasons, but the most common is from relative dehydration. When the kidneys are trying to conserve water they decrease the amount of water excreted, and the urine is more concentrated and appears darker. I would suggest increasing fluid intake.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some causes of dark urine pain?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Several: Several causes of dark urine inlcude blood or blood clots, infections, inflammation of the urinary tract, trauma, kidney stones, and cancer. Dark urine should be evaluated to determine the presence of any of the findings for appropriate treatment.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the common causes for dark urine / blood in the urine?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Many things: Infection, increased bilirubin (which can be from a liver problem or blood destruction). There is a rare disorder called paroxsymal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Could be bleeding from the kidney. The most common would be an infection.
A 45-year-old member asked:

My urine is dark and has a strong smell--what could cause this?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Diet, dehydration: Your diet can significantly affect the smell of your urine. Dehydration can cause your body to retain fluids so you don't get lightheaded and dizzy and is significantly darkens the color of your urine. Drink more fluids and see if this resolves the problem. There is of course other more serious problems they can lead to the above symptoms, see your physician if the problem persists.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes dark urine with bubbles on top?

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Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 35 years experience
Several items: Dark urine could represent dehydration with concentrated urine. It could also represent blood in the urine or even abnormalities of liver function causing jaundice. Frothy urine with bubbles often represents increased phosphate levels and is rarely significant.
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
undefined 30 years experience
Also frothy urine can be seen with significant proteinuria.
Mar 16, 2013

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