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Why is my urine dark yellow most of the times though some times its clear?Am worried.

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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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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Is it bad that my urine is completely clear no yellow what so ever ?

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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications, to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Is clear or yellow urine normal?

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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Is it good or bad if urine is clear and not yellow?

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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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??

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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Does hyponatremia ever occur when urine is yellow or only when it is clear ?

Blood work: It's hospital folklore that hyponatremia only results from a dilute / clear urine. Someone with the syndrome of inappropriate ADH may have a very yellow urine and a very low serum sodium. ...Read more

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