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Dark Brown Urine Color
I had dark brown urine (tea color) one morning, but after that it went back to being yellow and/or clear, should I be worried?
Not yet but: Usually means some blood but could be something drank dark but abnormal yes if gone and no symptoms like acute low back pain[kidney stone] wait and see, if recurs see urologist best or at least get a urinalysis, if blood see a urologist for prostate or bladder/kidney cancer or problems like stone ...Read more
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
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
Sir, My urine color is always dark yellowish while I get up in the morning even though I drink sufficient water. Is it bad symptom of health.?
Probably not: Because you are not drinking water while you sleep the kidneys concentrate the urine. It is normal for the urine color to be darker yellow in the morning. As you wake up and start drinking water the kidneys do not have to conserve so much water and the urine becomes lighter yellow. ...Read more
Today I injected 800 mcg of b12, my urine color was a little bit darker than before and my kidney hurted me is it normal or should I stop taking b12?
Vitamin B 12: There is seldom a need for anyone with a normal diet in the usa or canada to need supplemental vitamins of any kind. With B12 it may take several years to become low if you have no gastric acidity due to medications or illness or you have pernicious anemia or infection with the fish tapeworm. Don't know what this has to do with flank (if it is really your kidney) pain, but would stop. ...Read more
If your kidneys don't work as well as normal, will only a urinalysis pick up the problem? Urinalysis is normal but urine color is sometimes cloudy/dark
Taking flagyl, noticed past week that urine has been dark and been having really foul smelling gas, can Flagyl be the cause of the urine color?
Yes: As the metabolites get excreated, this can happen. ...Read more
Urine color in catheter bag goes from yellowish to a darker shade, prostate problem, dementia, no respiration problems. Possible reasons?
Here are some...: Urine color in draining bag is expected to change over time reflecting urine concentration, blood in urine, foods consumption, even drug use, or bacterial colonization, etc., but clinically insignificant as long as being afebrile & feeling comfortable. Then keep on adequate catheter care stressing: no catheter traction onto penis, bag always below bladder level, daily cleansing urethral opening... ...Read more
1 day last week I had dark urine color and now it is back with lower back ache I drink plenty of water and take no perscriptions, consider myself healthy
The symptoms you describe are consistent with a urinary tract infection (uti), kidney infection (pyelonephritis) or a kidney stone. Please see your doctor for a urine analysis and urine culture. Depending on preliminary results you may be treated right away versus waiting for the results.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I am peeing blood I bleed like I'm on my period when I move my urine color is like a dark red and I have blood clots when I wipe should I go to the ER?
Yes: If you are seeing large quantities of blood and blood clots you should go to the emergency room. The color of the blood suggests bleeding from the kidney area as long as you're sure it's not vaginal bleeding. Large clots can occasionally block the bladder outlet and block urination. Kidney stones, tumors, glomerular inflammation need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Yes and no.: In general, if you are well hydrated, your urine will become more dilute as your body eliminates surplus water. Urine can appear clear and colorless. If you ingest foods or vitamins that color the urine, urine appearance is no longer a good gauge of hydration status. The importance of 'staying hydrated' is likely somewhat overstated, so be careful when consuming large volumes of free water. ...Read more
Depends on hydration:
Clear like water means overhydrated
normal is light yellow
dark yellow means dehydrated
iced tea color/coke color means there's some blood mixed in. ...Read more
Certain meds can give a red/orange color to your urine- rifampin, warfarin, senna, Chlorpromazine, thioridazine and pyridium (phenazopyridine). Brown/tea color can be seen with chloroquine, primaquine, metronidazole, and nitrofurantoin.
Blue- Amitriptyline (generic), Indomethacin (indocin), Cimetidine (tagamet), Promethazine (phenergan). ...Read more
Yes for Certain Vits: Certain vitamins can certainly alter urine color. Specifically, many water-soluble vitamins--like the b complexes among others--have potential to alter urine color depending on the dose taken. Please consume only the recommended daily allowance to prevent overdosing on vitamins. ...Read more
Normal urine: Is sometimes yellow.Get a more detailed answer ›
Here are some. ..: The texture of semen widely varies among men over lifetime & reflects the frequency of ejaculation - the more often, the thinner. The color of urine is irrelevant with semen color & reflects the degree of urine concentration and the foods you consume. In fact, having yellowish concentrated urine indicates having good kidney function. So, don't worry about it as long as being comfortable & OK in UA ...Read more
Not harmful: Semen is constantly being formed in your glands. Unless you let it out by means of frequent sexual activity or by masturbation, the glands can be filled and 'overflow' which is what you may be seeing with and in your urine.It is absolutely harmless, so do not worry about it. Now you have a solution to manage this issue. ...Read more
Blood in my underwear when I check I didn't found any source to that no pain nothing more normal urine color?
Blood: The blood in your underwear may be an alarm signal. See a urologist to have your prostrate checked. ...Read more
The urine colour of a dementia has been a deep amber colour. What could this mean in relation normal urine color?
Usually urine color has no relation to b/p except in certain conditions. Concentrated urine can make your urine color look darker - for example if one is not drinking enough fluids, is dehydrated which can result if low blood pressure if not treated.
If a person has high b/p and urine is red in color or cola colored and urine shows lot of red cells or protein, needs to r/o renal condition. ...Read more
See below: Hi. The primary component of Pyridium is phenazopyridine which is an “azo” dye/pigment that colors the urine a reddish-orange. It is harmless but can stain clothes and contact lenses. It has an analgesic effect and helps reduce the discomfort associated with UTIs and other inflammatory conditions that affect the lower urinary tract. ...Read more
Hi, since this morning my urine color is red every time. I took paracetamol 2days ago. There anything is serious?
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