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Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
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Why is my urine dark yellow most of the times though some times its clear?Am worried.

Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
5M people helped
Why is my urine dark yellow most of the times though some times its clear?Am worried.

Hydration: dark urine usually means not enough hydration or water in your diet. You urine becomes very concentrated. At other times, when its lighter, you are having enough. Aim for 16 ounces ( one bottle) at least three times a day of water, in addition to fresh fruits and veggies- which are high in water content. Best of health ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
8 years in practice
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Is it bad that my urine is completely clear no yellow what so ever ?

Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
8 years in practice
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Is it bad that my urine is completely clear no yellow what so ever ?

Not neccesarily : Urine may change color depending on how much fluids we drink and what kind of fluids . ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
300K people helped
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Is clear or yellow urine normal?

Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
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Is clear or yellow urine normal?

Both: Clear to pale yellow urine is a sign of good hydration. Medium to dark yellow urine is a sign of dehydration. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Is it true that healthy urine supposed to be clear or yellow?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Is it true that healthy urine supposed to be clear or yellow?

Both: Well-hydrated urine is clear (as in not hazy or cloudy) but also is very light yellow to almost colorless. Some fluctuation is normal throughout the day. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Is it good or bad if urine is clear and not yellow?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
327M people helped
Is it good or bad if urine is clear and not yellow?

The color of urine: That almost sounds like the title of a movie.... In general clear urine means that the dilution is affected by the use of excess fluids, caffeine or other diuretic. This can be seen with alcohol and caffeinated beverages, and when drinking large amounts of other fluids. In an of itself, clear urine is not a disease or symptom of a disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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Should me urine be yellow or clear, one which is healthiest?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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The Color of Urine: Urine changes depending on your hydration status, what you have eaten, what medication and what vitamins you are one. Yellow to clear are both normal and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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My son had Dark yellow urine, drank a large bottle of water and it went completely clear and then a few hours later back to yellow. Normal??

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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My son had Dark yellow urine, drank a large bottle of water and it went completely clear and then a few hours later back to yellow. Normal??

Yes: Concentrated urine is generally very dark, and dilute urine (such as after a large amount of fluids) is quite clear. The urine won't stay clear, once the extra fluid has been eliminated. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Sarle
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
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Should I be concerned if I have been peeing out clear urine that's almost never yellow?

Dr. Richard Sarle
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
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Should I be concerned if I have been peeing out clear urine that's almost never yellow?

Clear urine: Sounds normal....More fluids, clearer urine.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
17 years in practice
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Color of urine is light yellow/clear, should I be concerned?

Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
17 years in practice
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Color of urine is light yellow/clear, should I be concerned?

Normal: Sounds like normal color - if you are well hydrated urine has that color. ...Read more

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