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

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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Is it normal to have dark yellowish urine in the morning (a bit tea coloured)?

Is it normal to have dark yellowish urine in the morning (a bit tea coloured)?

Dark yellow yes: Dark yellow urine is normal in the morning because it is concentrated because you are not drinking water while sleeping. If however, it is brownish like tea, that may mean there is blood in it. If you think it is a bit brown you should see a doctor for an urinalysis. ...Read more

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What does dark brown urine in the morning mean?

What does dark brown urine in the morning mean?

Concentrated urine: It means you did not drink enough fluids and may be somewhat dehydrated and urine is concentrated.If it is only in the morning and not during the day.Try drinking more fluids in the evening and see if it gets lighter. ...Read more

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My urine is dark every morning. Than gets better as the day goes on. Has been very dark at times. For at least a month.Urine test for UTI negative?

My urine is dark every morning. Than gets better as the day goes on. Has been very dark at times. For at least a month.Urine test for UTI negative?

Causes of dark: Urine includes blood, bile, ingestion of dyes, or just plain concentration. Consult your doctor who ordered the urine test to see what else besides UTI could be causing this. ...Read more

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I have recently cut out soft drinks in an effort to live more healthy. After I did this my urine went dark yellow in the morning. As I drink water in the day it gets clear. Is this normal. No pain and I feel better than when I was on soft drinks.

I have recently cut out soft drinks in an effort to live more healthy. After I did this my urine went dark yellow in the morning. As I drink water in the day it gets clear. Is this normal. No pain and I feel better than when I was on soft drinks.

Drink 2 to 3 liters : It's hard to say why your urine became dark yellow after decreasing soft drinks. Normal urine is a yellow color. Dark yellow urine could indicate not enough fluids. Drinking 2 to 3 liters of fluid daily should keep you hydrated and your urine should get lighter in color indicating good hydration Water is a healthy fluid and your urine becoming lighter during the day is a good sign. ...Read more

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Drink 2 litres a day but have amber/ orangey urine in morning. Goes clear/ light after drinking water. Would jaundice cause dark urine all the time?

Drink 2 litres a day but have amber/ orangey urine in morning. Goes clear/ light after drinking water. Would jaundice cause dark urine all the time?

Dark urine: Fi you drink a lot of water in the daytime and very little late evening or before you go to bed, you may have dark urine in the morning. The fact that it clears up when you drink water, is suggestive that you do not have jaundice. If you are concerned however, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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