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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 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

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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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I woke up this morning and had dark urine and yellow discharge a day before my period? I've been exercising a lot and barely drank h2o yesterday. Help

I woke up this morning and had dark urine and yellow discharge a day before my period? I've been exercising a lot and barely drank h2o yesterday. Help

Hydrate!: Increase your fluid intake today and see how you feel. If you have burning or pain with urination then you should see a doctor to check for a urinary infection. ...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?

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?

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?

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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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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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 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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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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Dark Urine (Definition)

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. ...Read more