A member asked:

I have recently cut out soft drinks in an effort to live more healthy. after i did this my urine went dark yellow in the morning. as i drink water in the day it gets clear. is this normal. no pain and i feel better than when i was on soft drinks.

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Dr. Kathirae Severson answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

It's hard to say why your urine became dark yellow after decreasing soft drinks. Normal urine is a yellow color. Dark yellow urine could indicate not enough fluids. Drinking 2 to 3 liters of fluid daily should keep you hydrated and your urine should get lighter in color indicating good hydration Water is a healthy fluid and your urine becoming lighter during the day is a good sign.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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