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what could be causing dark urine?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 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 24-year-old member asked:

I took flagyl250mg twice 2xdaily.Ended yesterday.Still have dark urine when will it stop?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soon: The half life of Flagyl is 8 hours, so within 2 days it should be pretty much out of your system.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What exactly does dark urine mean?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Dark urine: Dark urine can mean many things. The main concern is blood in urine will create a dark "tea-colored" urine. I recommend that you see your doctor and have a urinalysis along with a culture as soon as possible. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What causes dark urine with bubbles on top?

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Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 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
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Also frothy urine can be seen with significant proteinuria.
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A 61-year-old female asked:

Darker urine and seems thicker and sticky.What does this mean?

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Dr. Bertram Yuh
Urologic Oncology 9 years experience
May be concetrated: Dark urine is most commonly a sign of concentrated urine. If this is not accompanied by other symptoms, increasing hydration may be enough. If there are other urinary symptoms such as burning, frequency, small voids, etc you should seek a health care provider.
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A 42-year-old male asked:

What's the cause of dark urine?

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Dr. Stuart Kanter
Geriatrics 21 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.

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