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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

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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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. ?

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. ?

Best to see MD: It is best to see your doctor so you can be examined and tested. You could have UTI and now going up to the kidneys or the urine problem could be a manifestation of other problems such as dm or liver problem. It is difficult to make those assumptions here. ...Read more

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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 .Whats 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

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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.

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

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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?

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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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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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