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what can cause urine to be yellow?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Urobilins, additives: Urobilins are usually responsible for 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. Hydration will dilute these compounds, and the urine will appear more colorless. Ingested foods dyes, medications, & vitamins can cause a deep yellow color as well.
Answered on Sep 6, 2019
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Clear better. : We're supposed to be drinking enough water daily to make our urine almost clear. A yellow urine suggests that you'd need to drink more water. It's a way to assess your hydration, especially in the summer months when we tend to lose more fluids.
Answered on Jun 29, 2018

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