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Dr. Martin Fried
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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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


Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Ravi Chauhan
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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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Dr. Donald Alves
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Is it true that healthy urine supposed to be clear or yellow?

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

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
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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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Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Color of urine is light yellow/clear, should I be concerned?

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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