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What is it? I have frequent urination, dark colored (brown) urine and incontinence.

What is it? I have frequent urination, dark colored (brown) urine and incontinence.

You may have: a bladder infection or kidney stone. There are other possibilities. You need to be evaluated by a health care professional and have a urinalysis and culture obtained. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I am experiencing fatigue, food cravings, bloating or abdominal fullness, low back pain, breast tenderness to touch, dark colored (brown) urine an... I don't know if I'm pregnant I took a test but it's neg. then I got this brown discharge then blood?

I am experiencing  fatigue, food cravings, bloating or abdominal fullness, low back pain, breast tenderness to touch, dark colored (brown) urine an... I don't know if I'm pregnant I took a test but it's neg. then I got this brown discharge then blood?

Tests are accurate: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early, such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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What does dark brown urine in the morning mean?

What does dark brown urine in the morning mean?

Concentrated urine: It means you did not drink enough fluids and may be somewhat dehydrated and urine is concentrated.If it is only in the morning and not during the day.Try drinking more fluids in the evening and see if it gets lighter. ...Read more

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Dark brown urine signs of labor?

Dark brown urine signs of labor?

You may be : Very dehydrated. Don't know how far along you are. Please d/w your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Hello! I've noticed dark brown/black-ish colored flecks in my (clear) urine. They are thin and flat, and sink to the bottom of the toilet. Help??

Hello! I've noticed dark brown/black-ish colored flecks in my (clear) urine. They are thin and flat, and sink to the bottom of the toilet. Help??

You need an exam: In a woman, these could be small vaginal blood clots. Could be "products of conception". Unless something has been introduced into your bladder, I really can't think of anything else that could behave this way. You need a pelvic exam and a urinalysis and a pregnancy test.. ...Read more

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have had greenish urine off and on for a while now,Today it was dark greenish brown(darker then tea) lots of dark sediment.(only once today )advice?

 have had greenish urine off and on for a while now,Today it was dark greenish brown(darker then tea) lots of dark sediment.(only once today )advice?

Green Urine Causes: Pseudomonas urinary tract infection, Food dyes and some medications could cause green urine. It would probably be worth getting this checked out. Take care. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause urine dark brown color ?

Can constipation cause urine dark brown color ?

Constipation: My first gut sense as a physician is that you must be dehydrated. Your body is trying to compensate by keeping ahold of as much fluid as possible. This can lead to constipation and dark urine. Please begin drinking fluids until your urine returns to normal. If you are not having any fevers or pain from the constipation one of the tricks is to drink three liters of fluids in one hour. It works! ...Read more

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I have 3 boys. I was cleaning under toilet lid I noticed that some urine dried dark yellow/brown. No one is complaining or sick. Normal?

I have 3 boys. I was cleaning under toilet lid I noticed that some urine dried dark yellow/brown. No one is complaining or sick. Normal?

Personal wipes/wash: I agree: this is maladaptive learned behavior:so like washing hands, keep sanitary antispetic wipes or personal hygiene wipes by the toilet along with a sign:"clean up you mess" and wash your hands". Also a good time for the "lid down" lecture. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does vaginosis antibiotic causes dark brown urine?

Does vaginosis antibiotic causes dark brown urine?

Yes it can: You are probably taking Flagyl (metronidazole) for bacterial vaginosis. Flagyl can cause a darkening of urine. This is generally a harmless effect when taking the medication. ...Read more

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My urine discharge like a tea color dark brownish , what does it say ?

My urine discharge like a tea color dark brownish , what does it say ?

Get urinalysis: It is very hard to say if your urine is abnormal just by its appearance. Dark urine could be due to dehydration, blood in urine or an infection. It is best to get a urine dipstick test to check for any of the above. If you have a fever or symptoms of difficulty or painful urination, you could have a bladder infection and should see a doctor ...Read more

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My urine turns dark brown if left for long periods in the air. What can it be?

My urine turns dark brown if left for long periods in the air. What can it be?

Can be time...: Can be time for more details. Typical, healthy children or adults do not have urine standing for long periods in the air in developed countries, thanks to successful indoor plumbing. Details are important, as there surely is more to this story. If unusual symptoms occur, one can create a symptom diary to show his primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My urine is dark brown and murky after today 15k run. How long before worrying?

My urine is dark brown and murky after today 15k run. How long before worrying?

Get evaluated: Brown discoloration of the urine is usually attributable to blood, and in certain cases can be provoked by running or intense exercise. This is usually benign. A more serious condition is rhabomyolysis, where sustained, strenuous exercise can cause muscle necrosis, whose breakdown products appear in the urine. This is a serious condition that could lead to kidney damage and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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