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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dark Urine (Overview)

Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion. Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine. Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc. We should all strive for crystal clear urine. Drink plenty of H2O!


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What causes dark urine with bubbles on top?

What causes dark urine with bubbles on top?

Several items: Dark urine could represent dehydration with concentrated urine. It could also represent blood in the urine or even abnormalities of liver function causing jaundice. Frothy urine with bubbles often represents increased phosphate levels and is rarely significant. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
231 Doctors shared insights

Dark Urine (Overview)

Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion. Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine. Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc. We should all strive for crystal clear urine. Drink plenty of H2O!


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What exactly does dark urine mean?

What exactly does dark urine mean?

Dark urine: Dark urine can mean many things. The main concern is blood in urine will create a dark "tea-colored" urine. I recommend that you see your doctor and have a urinalysis along with a culture as soon as possible. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...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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Dark urine, clit irritation. Gets intense when I pee. I pee a lot. What do I have? Can it be treated with over-the-counter meds?

Dark urine, clit irritation. Gets intense when I pee. I pee a lot. What do I have? Can it be treated with over-the-counter meds?

Infection: I suggest you have it checked out by a medical professional. It sounds like you may have a urine infection. The surrounding irritation might respond to ointment depending on what it looks like. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dark urine pain?

What are some causes of dark urine pain?

Several: Several causes of dark urine inlcude blood or blood clots, infections, inflammation of the urinary tract, trauma, kidney stones, and cancer. Dark urine should be evaluated to determine the presence of any of the findings for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had a UTI and was on nitrofurantoin for a week. I just finished the treatment, yet my groin still hurts when I pee and my urine is dark. Normal?

I had a UTI and was on nitrofurantoin for a week. I just finished the treatment, yet my groin still hurts when I pee and my urine is dark. Normal?

No!: Although Nitrofurantoin is notoriously ineffective to treat many uti's, especially if prior antibiotic exposure has selected out resistant GI bugs that cause most uti's, your symptoms reflect a potential complicating issue of urologic stone disease that could be obstructing and can give groin pain when in the lower ureter. You need a spiral ct to exclude a ureteral stone with a repeat urine eval.! ...Read more

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I'm on azathioprine and pentasa (mesalamine) tablets, can these cause very dark urine?

I'm on azathioprine and pentasa (mesalamine) tablets, can these cause very dark urine?

Liver issues?: Azathioprine can lead to liver function abnormalities. Please get your liver blood tests and urinalysis done asap. ...Read more

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Can cranberry supplements cause dark urine?

Can cranberry supplements cause dark urine?

Cranberry: Possible but fluids drank also important factor. ...Read more

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Dark urine which gets lighter for a short while after drinking water but then gets darker again. Liver chemistry tests came back normal?

Dark urine which gets lighter for a short while after drinking water but then gets darker again. Liver chemistry tests came back normal?

Dark urine: The kidneys are important for retaining the water you drink and preventing dehydration. When you do not drink much the kidneys reabsorb as much water as they can resulting in dark concentrated urine. When you drink water the excess water is removed and the urine becomes lighter. Other causes of dark urine can be liver disease, blood, hemoglobin or myoglobin. You can use a urinary dip stick. ...Read more

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What's the cause of dark urine?

What's the cause of dark urine?

Dehydration: Urine can appear dark for may reasons, but the most common is from relative dehydration. When the kidneys are trying to conserve water they decrease the amount of water excreted, and the urine is more concentrated and appears darker. I would suggest increasing fluid intake. ...Read more

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What could be causing dark urine?

What could be causing dark urine?

Possibly liver Dz.: This can be due to liver disease, or it can be from blood due to trauma or some other cause. It might even be due to some foods you eat, like beets and blackberries. It would be wise to see your doctor to ascertain the cause and get prompt treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly does dark urine mean?

Dark urine: Dark urine can mean many things. The main concern is blood in urine will create a dark "tea-colored" urine. I recommend that you see your doctor and have a urinalysis along with a culture as soon as possible. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dark urine pain?

Several: Several causes of dark urine inlcude blood or blood clots, infections, inflammation of the urinary tract, trauma, kidney stones, and cancer. Dark urine should be evaluated to determine the presence of any of the findings for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have super dark urine?

Dark urine: Common causes of dark urine are bilirubin, blood, hydration status. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dark urine?

Dark urine: Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion.
Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine.
Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc.
We should all strive for crystal clear urine.
Drink plenty of H2O! ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to have dark urine in the morning?

Dark morning urine: Your dark urine in the morning is likely is concentrated. Which is why it is dark, as your kidneys were busy conserving water while you slept. If you had other conditions, your urine would be dark all the time you urinated. ...Read more

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I"ve had dark urine that sinks to bottom of toilet. What could this be?

I"ve had dark urine that sinks to bottom of toilet. What could this be?

Dehydration: Please drink more water and your issue should resolve itself otherwise see your health care provider. ...Read more

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What causes dark urine with bubbles on top?

Several items: Dark urine could represent dehydration with concentrated urine. It could also represent blood in the urine or even abnormalities of liver function causing jaundice. Frothy urine with bubbles often represents increased phosphate levels and is rarely significant. ...Read more

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I was wondering is dark urine only a sign of dehydration?

I was wondering is dark urine only a sign of dehydration?

It is one cause: It can also be a sign that other issues are involved, like kidney disease or damage, liver disease, etc. It all depends on what is found in the urine. ...Read more

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I have dark urine that's almost orange looking what can it be?

See answer: The color of the urine is usually either a reflection of the state of your hydration (dehydration: dark urine); or due to a pigment from a dye in your food, vitamins (especially vit b2 riboflavin- orange urine), or medication causing discoloration; or sometimes blood in your urine coming from the kidneys (dark brown or red). I suspect the former two causes and not the latter cause in your case. ...Read more

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What are the common causes for dark urine / blood in the urine?

What are the common causes for dark urine / blood in the urine?

Many things: Infection, increased bilirubin (which can be from a liver problem or blood destruction). There is a rare disorder called paroxsymal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Could be bleeding from the kidney. The most common would be an infection. ...Read more

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I am a 24 year old female. I currently have very dark urine but it's not frequent however when I get done there is a small amount of blood on the toil?

I am a 24 year old female. I currently have very dark urine but it's not frequent however when I get done there is a small amount of blood on the toil?

Hematuria.: Your first description just sounds like a concentrated urine - like you just need to drink more water - but the blood is a little more thought provoking. You may have an infection, or there could be something else going on. We're generally concerned when blood starts leaving the body. You should see a doctor and start with an exam and urinalysis and culture. ...Read more

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Dark urine pain while urinating?

Dark urine pain while urinating?

UTI: Pain with urination is consistent with a urinary tract infection, as well as the change in color of your urine. You need to be seen by a physicians to evaluate your symptoms and possibly antibiotics. ...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

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