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A 22-year-old male asked:

I over exerted myself in training on sunday. my hip flexors are completely immobilised. but since monday night, my urine has been dark brown, i assumed dehydration, but i've ensured that i drastically increased my water intake. but it stays.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Brown urine means go to the doctor (brown coloring can be from blood cells breaking, muscle cells breaking, etc...). An evaluation is needed now, before things get worst. Tests can be done to find out why the urine is brown. Overexertion in sports activities can lead to muscle cells breaking down. Hopefully, there won't be permanent kidney damage.

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Last updated Oct 12, 2019

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