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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have brown urine and when i drink water it becomes allmost transparent but it still has brown tint in it,means to say transparent urine with brown tint total bilubrin 1.2 direct 0.4 indirect 0.8 s albumin 5.3 s protein 6.80 what is causing that?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Is jaundice ( causes yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes)present? Your direct bilirubin is borderline high( over 0.3). If your urine is indeed brown, causes of high direct bilirubin include types of gall bladder,liver & kidney problems, dehydration, porphyria conditions. Are you having any liver or gall bladder issues? If repeat bilirubin still shows high.direct value,more testing nee
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