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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?

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 (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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Can constipation cause urine dark brown color?

Can constipation cause urine dark brown color?

Constipation: 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

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My baby's urine color is dark...Is that serious problem?

My baby's urine color is dark...Is that serious problem?

It Depends: If it is literally the color of dark tea or coca cola, there may be blood in the urine. A dark golden or yellow may only means your child needs more fluids. This means it is possible there is a serious problem. If there is a concern, call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes dark urine color?

What causes dark urine color?

Dark: Dehydration most commonly. It could be blood however or bile. Get it checked. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Limited information: If you are concerned about "kidney function, " blood chemistry tests will provide you better information. Minor urine color change has a little significance. ...Read more

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Urine color in catheter bag goes from yellowish to a darker shade, prostate problem, dementia, no respiration problems. Possible reasons?

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

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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

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: 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

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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?

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

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Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

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

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Coq10 can change urine color?

Coq 10: The taking of coq 10 can turn your urine orange. ...Read more

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Is urine color indicative of hydration?

Is urine color indicative of hydration?

Yes: The lighter the color, the more hydrated your body is and vice versa. Drink 6-8 cups of water is our daily recommendation. Of course, not counting if you sweat under the sun or from exercise. ...Read more

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What should the urine color of an elderly person be?

What should the urine color of an elderly person be?

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

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If a deeper amber urine color means dehydration, are there meds that would do the same?

Yes: 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

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Can vitamins affect urine color?

Can vitamins affect urine color?

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

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Is urine color a good indicator of how hydrated your body is?

Limited value: Urine color change can be of some value but limited because urine color can also be affected by food coloring, medications, certain metabolic diseases. The frequency of urination or actual amount of voided urine will be of more value in determining the hydration status. ...Read more

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I have also very thin semen. When passes urine the urine color is different.?

I have also very thin semen. When passes urine the urine color is different.?

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

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Semen coming with urine. Urine color is yellowish. What should I do? I am worried

Semen coming with urine. Urine color is yellowish. What should I do? I am worried

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

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I have been trying to figure how all of a sudden my urine color became clear-ish faint orange?

I have been trying to figure how all of a sudden my urine color became clear-ish faint orange?

Prob normal: But if it has any orange/red tinge, need to eval for blood. Urine is a filtrate of the blood so what you eat can change the color of your urine. ...Read more

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Will b vitamins affect urine color?

Will b vitamins affect urine color?

Yes: Vitamin b2 often causes yellowish discoloration of urine. ...Read more

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Can urine color be related to with blood pressure?

Can urine color be related to with blood pressure?

See below: No urine colour is due to concentrated or dilute urine, and sometimes due to bile pigments. Also many food substances can sometimes change urine colour. ...Read more

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Can urine color have anything to do with blood pressure?

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

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Hi I am from south India. How does taking pyridium tablet change my urine color to reddish?

Hi I am from south India. How does taking pyridium tablet change my urine color to reddish?

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