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Dark Urine In Women
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
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
I am 49 female I am wondering if this is anything to worry about. For the past several days I have been tired, headaches chills dark urine and odor.?
Dark urine. Pain rt upper quadrent. 50 y woman. Flu like. Loss appetite. Nusea from 8 days... Normal liver enz. Direct bil 2.5 ind 2. What's diagnosis?
Your doctor can help: From what you have written above, you have a high bilirubin level which can cause dark urine. Since liver enzymes are normal, it is unlikely to be hepatitis but it could be either hemolysis (? Sickle cell disease) or biliary obstruction. You need further testing done from an internist or hematologist. ...Read more
Recently I have had dark urine, im a female, and one sided headaches. I have had some pelvic pain. My nose bled a little bit today also.
Unrelated: This constellation of symptoms doesn't give a good suggestion of a single underlying cause. You may be a little dehydrated, or having some allergy problems. While these could possibly go with pregnancy, they are too vague and non-specific to make an educated guess for a single cause. ...Read more
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
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
Dehydration: Please drink more water and your issue should resolve itself otherwise see your health care provider. ...Read more
Although probably: Normal. See your doctor to rule out an infection. ...Read more
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
It Depends: If your urine is a bit darker in the morning or when you are dehydrated, that can be normal because the urine is just a bit more concentrated. This will normalize if you drink fluids, and if it does you're generally fine. However, blood in the urine, or urine the color of dark tea/ cola drinks is not, and you should contact your doctor if that occurs, or with any questions. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Dehydration, liver problems, gallbladder problems, blood disorders & a myriad other things can cause this. Opiates like lortab can overtax an already damaged liver & exacerbate the problem, but likely there is an underlying disorder. A good history & physical exam & likely urine & blood tests & imaging like ultrasound/CT of liver may be needed to find cause & determine appropriate treatment ...Read more
Dark urine: Lortab does not cause dark urine. Most likely you are not drinking enough water through out the day. Start drinking water at least 8 glasses a day at regular intervals to stay hydrated. Concentrated urine is the body's own mechanism to conserve water especially in hot dry weather. ...Read more