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Why is my urine clear if I am dehydrated with bad water retention?

Why is my urine clear if I am dehydrated with bad water retention?

Complex: Color of urine does not indicate hydration status. Dehydrated (too little) and water retention (too much) are kind of opposites. They can co exist in complex illnesses in the sense that water is mostly swelling and outside the blood vessels. ...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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When I get nervous and scared I start to urinate clear urine in mass amounts and get dehydrated?

When I get nervous and scared I start to urinate clear urine in mass amounts and get dehydrated?

See below: Usually, when one experiences anxiety or fear, their 'sympathetic' (fight or flight response), as opposed to 'parasympathetic', part of their peripheral nervous system is stimulated. This usually causes urinary urgency, frequency, and sometimes loss of bladder control but usually causes decreased urine production by the kidney rather than increased (diuresis) as you describe. Exceptions occur. ...Read more

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3YO gets orange urine when dehydrated. Clears up when drinks. He wears a pull-up to bed and at times pee has almost a pink overcast the Orange in a.m.

3YO gets orange urine when dehydrated. Clears up when drinks. He wears a pull-up to bed and at times pee has almost a pink overcast the Orange in a.m.

Common: The pink is due to crystals of the debris in the urine and sometimes the interaction they have with diapers. Color changes with changes in hydration are expected. ...Read more

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Sitting heart at 8am is 65bpm, now at 1:30pm its 85bpm. Why? I'm not dehydrated. Urine was clear and not thirsty.

Sitting heart at 8am is 65bpm, now at 1:30pm its 85bpm. Why? I'm not dehydrated. Urine was clear and not thirsty.

Sounds normal: Your heart rate varies through the day. Those numbers are all within normal limits. No worries here. ...Read more

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Was dehydrated, now my urine is very light yellow to clear. Feel lightheaded w/ small headache. I'm getting better or it's something more than dehydra?

Was dehydrated, now my urine is very light yellow to clear. Feel lightheaded w/ small headache. I'm getting better or it's something more than dehydra?

Depends: If your symptoms abate with hydration, it was dehydration. If the symptoms persist for more than a day, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What should I do? I got out of American football practice with a massive headache and dizziness. It can't be dehydration because my urine is clear.

What should I do? I got out of American football practice with a massive headache and dizziness. It can't be dehydration because my urine is clear.

Yes: You have symptoms that deserve a full exam and imaging if needed. It is ok not to play and see your MD. Severe headache and dizziness should be looked into asap. ...Read more

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Could I be dehydrated if my urine is not dark?

Could I be dehydrated if my urine is not dark?

Yes. Mild (2%) maybe: Evidenced by any of these:
Thirst
Loss of Appetite
Fatigue or Weakness
Chills
Dry Skin
Skin Flushing
Dark Colored Urine
Dry Mouth
Head Rushes
If not corrected, symptoms multiply and worsen. It can be very damaging to let it go on. Drink at least (6-8) 8oz glasses of water a day. If this has been a problem for some time or you run a temp, see a doctor. Take care! Be well. ...Read more

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Noticed when my hubby doesn't flush his urine looks like it's sinking to the bottom of the toilet? Any ideas? Just dehydrated?

Noticed when my hubby doesn't flush his urine looks like it's sinking to the bottom of the toilet? Any ideas? Just dehydrated?

Sediment: Crystals in urine are not unusual and cause sediment. The more fluids you take in makes the urine dilute and less yellow. A simple urinalysis with a microscopic examination would rule out any abnormalities in your husband's urine if you still have concerns. ...Read more

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Why is urine yellow when I'm dehydrated?

Urine concentrated: When fluids are in short supply, the body takes steps to conserve them. The kidneys resorb more water at the kidneys and urinary bladder for bodily processes, leaving more of the solute (urea, salts, wastes) to collect together. This higher concentrated urine often has a darker or more yellow color because it is less watered down. ...Read more

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How can I determine if I'm dehydrated or if I have a urine infection?

How can I determine if I'm dehydrated or if I have a urine infection?

Exam, urinalysis: The symptoms of dehydration and urinary tract infection (UTI) are quite different from one another. If for some reason there is any doubt, a physical exam and urinalysis will sort it out. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a random orange urine problem or just dehydrated?

How to tell if it's a random orange urine problem or just dehydrated?

.???: You are either dehydrated with concentrated urine or have orange urine because of a dye you ate or a medication (rifampin, pyridium). I have never heard of a random orange urine problem. Make sure you do not have blood in your urine that can color urine darkly--and might look orange to some people. ...Read more

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Can you have really dark urine just from being only a little dehydrated?

Can you have really dark urine just from being only a little dehydrated?

Eye of the beholder: Really dark from little dehydrated is all relative as you may notice. But practically if you play whatever sport match and forgot to bring your water and, to start with, you were not well hydrated you will have really dark urine. ...Read more

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What could cause my urine to stay dark and have a strong odor? I drink plenty of water but it seems like I stay dehydrated.

What could cause my urine to stay dark and have a strong odor? I drink plenty of water but it seems like I stay dehydrated.

Dark urine: Are you taking any vitamins or supplements? Generally the more water you drink the less concentrated your urine should be. You might want to have your urine checked at your doctors to make sure there isn't anything else going on. But do check any supplements or vitamins you might be taking the b complex vitamins are famous for causing bright yellow urine with an odor. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning feeling dehydrated and haven't been feeling well since. It hurts when I pass urine and I also have a migraine. What is this?

I woke up this morning feeling dehydrated and haven't been feeling well since. It hurts when I pass urine and I also have a migraine. What is this?

Possible UTI: Urinary tract infections (UTI) can present with the symptoms that you describe. This can be evaluated by simple urine testing. If this is the case then re-hydration and, sometimes, antibiotics will be prescribed. Check in with your primary care physician or visit a health clinic that can examine you and determine what testing is necessary. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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My urine is very dark yellow/orange does this mean I'm dehydrated or something more serious?

My urine is very dark yellow/orange does this mean I'm dehydrated or something more serious?

Could: Could be blood in your urine or reflection of diet or medications. Consider urinalysis if it persists after drinking lots of water ...Read more

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Urine burns a little bit when dehydrated. When I'm hydrated, urine doesn't burn. Is dehydration the problem?

Urine burns a little bit when dehydrated. When I'm hydrated, urine doesn't burn. Is dehydration the problem?

Could be: Passing concentrated urine can cause some discomfort. The observation that your symptoms only occur when you have not stayed well hydrated is a good sign that this is likely not a medical issue. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with an Urine Creatinine level of 518.5 mg/dL, but I was dehydrated at the time of the test (just finished running 3 miles)?

Should I be concerned with an Urine Creatinine level of 518.5 mg/dL, but I was dehydrated at the time of the test (just finished running 3 miles)?

Urine creatinine: No - if this was a 24 hour level - expect 14-26 mg per kg for a male fo that would be on the low side. If it was a "spot" urine - its going to be off due to the dehydration from running. I would repeat it if needed when you haven't run and are hydrated. ...Read more

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32 year old diabetic brother (no complications so far) seems like having bloody urine today, he has no pain, what could this be? (He s not dehydrated)

32 year old diabetic brother (no complications so far) seems like having bloody urine today, he has no pain, what could this be? (He s not dehydrated)

Here are some...: Indeed, many causes for having blood in urine, either microscopic or under naked eyes. To better unveil the myth and confusion behind many concerns of blood in urine, please review the article in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with doctor so to gain more benefit of healthcare. ...Read more

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Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Possible: Dark urine may be from dehydration as well as blood in the urine or from diet beets redden the urine and b vitamins can make the urine strongly yellow. ...Read more

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I always drink at least 32 oz. Of water before I go to bed but then wake up feeling dehydrated with my urine being a yellow color. Why is this?

I always drink at least 32 oz. Of water before I go to bed but then wake up feeling dehydrated with my urine being a yellow color. Why is this?

Normal: There are a few issues at play. When you sleep, you are not drinking water and you may be sweating just a little under the covers. We call this insensate loss - you don't actually feel the sweat you are losing. Everybody wakes up with dark urine. The trick is to drink plenty of water through the day such that your urine at the end of the day is clear. Then, you start the cycle over... ...Read more

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Light headed feeling when I drink water, BP around 104/73, urine a little dark, last time urinated 8am now noon and have no urge to go. Dehydrated?

Light headed feeling when I drink water, BP around 104/73, urine a little dark, last time urinated 8am now noon and have no urge to go. Dehydrated?

Dehydration: Yes. Probably you are dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. It need not be water. You can drink fruit juice, soda or lemonade etc. Some people complain of dizziness after drinking cold beverages, which could cause vagal response. Drink fluids at room temperature. ...Read more

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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more