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Does dark yellowish/ orangish urine always indicate hematuria (blood in the urine)?

Does dark yellowish/ orangish urine always indicate hematuria (blood in the urine)?

No: Could be blood, could be bilirubin from a blockage in the liver. Some food can cause the urine to turn red or orange. Some medications can cause discolored urine. Hope this helps. ...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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What causes pink spotting in urine, pale urine, foamy urine?

What causes pink spotting in urine, pale urine, foamy urine?

Pink: Spotting perhaps little blood, pale and foamy maybe protein, talk to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes dark urine color?

What causes dark urine color?

Dark: Dehydration most commonly. It could be blood however or bile. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Is urine color indicative of hydration?

Is urine color indicative of hydration?

Yes: The lighter the color, the more hydrated your body is and vice versa. Drink 6-8 cups of water is our daily recommendation. Of course, not counting if you sweat under the sun or from exercise. ...Read more

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Coq10 can change urine color?

Coq10 can change urine color?

Coq 10: The taking of coq 10 can turn your urine orange. ...Read more

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Is clear or yellow urine normal?

Is clear or yellow urine normal?

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. ...Read more

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Have blood in urine blood in stool urine very foul smelling . Very cloudy urine. What causes this?

Have blood in urine  blood in stool urine very foul smelling . Very cloudy urine. What causes this?

Bloody urine: blood in urine & stool, fowl cloudy smelling in MALE may be infection in kidney & bladder, might have fever, flank pain, chills, nausea & vomiting, need tested & treatment now. could also be fistula between rectum & bladder...need exam by surgeon... ...Read more

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Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine?

Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine?

Yes it can be: Bilirubin is a pigment that causes a yellowing of the skin (; whites of the eyes or sclerae) jaundice. Bilirubin darkens the urine. The two problems either relate to liver disease or hemolysis of red blood cells (bilirubin is found in them). Tests can be done to distinguish the source ; the history/exam would also be critical. See your doctor if not already doing so. ...Read more

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Orange colour stool is normal?

Orange colour stool is normal?

Yes: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. ...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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In Kidney Disease or kidney failure what color of urine is produced, white, pale yellow or dark urine?

In Kidney Disease or kidney failure what color of urine is produced, white, pale yellow or dark urine?

Since: one effect of kidney failure is inability of the organ to "concentrate" urine a light color is more common. If however there is loss of blood via the failing kidney (as in glomerulonephritis (infection) the urine can be "smokey" or "dark in color! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What does orange, dark yellow urine indicates.?

What does orange, dark yellow urine indicates.?

Dehydration?: It may be a sign of dehydration. Did you take any medicine or vitamins? Sometimes, though less likely, it can be an infection too. ...Read more

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Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine and light grey stool?

Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine and light grey stool?

SERIOUS ISSUE: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. Your associated sx's are serious. Please seek out medical evaluation now...More commonly, a yellowish spot in the horizontal area is an actinic degeneration known as a pinguecula...Also pterygium, any eye care physician could quickly determine this with exam. ...Read more

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What is slightly uniform light red color in stool and urine related to?

What is slightly uniform light red color in stool and urine related to?

Food pigment: It could be vegetable pigment from your food: beets for example. It might be blood from inside lesions: colonic polyps, colonic cancer, urinary bladder benign and malignant tumors. ...Read more

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What does dark yellow urine mean?

What does dark yellow urine mean?

Dehydration: Dark yellow urine is a result of dehydration. The kidneys are trying to retain more water. As long as it doesn't burn, all you would need to do is drink more water. ...Read more

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