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A 42-year-old member asked:

How come my urine in the morning is dark and yellow?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 30 years experience
See below: Overnight, your body holds onto water. That causes your urine to be darker in color when you awake.
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Should my baby's urine be dark yellow?

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No: This suggests most likely that the urine is concentrated and the baby needs more fluids, particularly if the baby is otherwise doing well.
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How come urine is a yellow colour?

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Urobilins.: Urobilins impart the yellow color to the urine. It is a breakdown product of billirubin, which is formed in the disposal of heme from old red blood cells.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why is my urine dark yellow?

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Dr. Victor Bello
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Dark yellow urine: In an otherwise healtyy person, it represents a concentrated urine. Drinking plenty of water should dilute the urine and will not appear as yellow. There are other rare conditions that may cause a dark urine.
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Last updated Jan 11, 2020

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