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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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Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Dark urine during prenancy, is it the amniotic fluid?

Likely not.: Amniotic fluid is clear liquid.Dark urine could be due to dehydration or effect of meds. Follow up with ur oby for any concern. Take care. http://m.thebump.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-symptoms/articles/dark-urine-during-pregnancy.aspx. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant? 1 week late period, dark urine, two negative home pregnancy tests after realizing late period, very traumatic symptoms of last period

Am i pregnant? 1 week late period, dark urine, two negative home pregnancy tests after realizing late period, very traumatic symptoms of last period

Can repeat in 1 week: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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During my pregnancy i had dark urine and itchy skin. My lab work was always normal. No gest diabetes. Is pancreatic cancer possible? Baby is now 2 mo.

During my pregnancy i had dark urine and itchy skin. My lab work was always normal. No gest diabetes. Is pancreatic cancer possible? Baby is now 2 mo.

Why think of that?: Pancreatic cancer is not something you should be thinking. It is rare under 50 years of age and would cause lot many other symptoms than dark urine(which can happen from jaundice or bile obstruction). You are well, so quit worrying! ...Read more

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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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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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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine of an abnormal color appears different from the usual straw-yellow color. Abnormally-colored urine may be cloudy, dark, or blood-tinged. Any changes in urine color, or the presence of an abnormal urine color that cannot be linked to the consumption of a food or drug, should be reported to ...Read more