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Took 1 dose of 10mg methotrexate 2days ago. Urine is dark gold. Pretty sure it's blood. Should I go to urgent care or call my rhuem tomorrrow am?

Took 1 dose of 10mg methotrexate 2days ago. Urine is dark gold. Pretty sure it's blood. Should I go to urgent care or call my rhuem tomorrrow am?

Not an emergency!: Call your rheumatology specialist in the morning. You can get urine tests strips at the drug store if you are concerned. I would not be! ...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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What could dark yellow urine in babies mean?

What could dark yellow urine in babies mean?

Concentrated urine: Concentrated urine means that you need to hydrate more. In the baby, it means you should try to get them to take more fluids. Babies should only drink breast milk or formula, 24-32 ounces a day, if under 6 months. Up to 6 ounces of juice can be added at 6 months. That usually takes care of fluid requirements. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to pee dark yellow urine?

Please advise if it's normal to pee dark yellow urine?

Dark yellow urine: Urine can be dark yellow from taking B vitamins and/or being a bit dehydrated. ...Read more

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I started peeing dark yellow urine today. What is the problem?

I started peeing dark yellow urine today. What is the problem?

Dehydration: The darker the urine, the more concentrated it is. Your body is trying to conserve water therefore it makes it more concentrated. Drink more water. ...Read more

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Had bloody then I started peeing dark yellow urine. So is the problem gone?

Had bloody then I started peeing dark yellow urine. So is the problem gone?

NO: Gross painless hematuria must be properly and promptly evaluated by a urologist. I worry about stones infection and tumors, . ...Read more

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My son had Dark yellow urine, drank a large bottle of water and it went completely clear and then a few hours later back to yellow. Normal??

My son had Dark yellow urine, drank a large bottle of water and it went completely clear and then a few hours later back to yellow. Normal??

Yes: Concentrated urine is generally very dark, and dilute urine (such as after a large amount of fluids) is quite clear. The urine won't stay clear, once the extra fluid has been eliminated. ...Read more

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What causes dark yellow urine?

Here are some...: Discerning urine color can be very subjective; so, get a formal urinalysis with a properly collected fresh urine specimen to confirm your concern about dark yellow urine which may related with dehydration or certain disorders in liver or red blood cells or certain drugs like pyridium, (phenazopyridine) etc. If related with dehydration, in fact, dark yellow urine indicates you have good kidneys to concentrate urine ...Read more

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What does dark yellow urine mean?

What does dark yellow urine mean?

Dehydration: Dark yellow urine is a result of dehydration. The kidneys are trying to retain more water. As long as it doesn't burn, all you would need to do is drink more water. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause dark yellow urine?

Do hydrocephalus cause dark yellow urine?

Water on brain: Hydrocephalus is water on the brain. Urine is from water in the bladder. One doesn't cause the other. ...Read more

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What does orange, dark yellow urine indicates.?

What does orange, dark yellow urine indicates.?

Dehydration?: It may be a sign of dehydration. Did you take any medicine or vitamins? Sometimes, though less likely, it can be an infection too. ...Read more

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Why is my urine is dark yellow in color sometimes?

Why is my urine is dark yellow in color sometimes?

Concentrates: Because its concentrated. If you don't drink enough water, your urine will darken. ...Read more

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My urine is dark yellow and cloudy at times. Should I be concerned?

My urine is dark yellow and cloudy at times. Should I be concerned?

Not necessarily: If you don't have any other symptoms, it shouldn't be a problem. Drink plenty of water. If you develop symptoms of painful urination or fever or flank pain, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means (medically) that my urine is dark yellow in color?

Please explain what it means (medically) that my urine is dark yellow in color?

It usually means: That you need to drink more water. Your kidneys are working fine but your urine should be light and straw colored if you have been drinking enough water. Fluids with caffeine don't count because they dehydrate you. You should have 8 full glasses of water a day! ...Read more

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I have dark yellow urine and dark vaginal discharge?

I have dark yellow urine and dark vaginal discharge?

Vaginal Discharge.: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. ...Read more

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I have severe back pain and very dark yellow urine. What could it be?

I have severe back pain and very dark yellow urine. What could it be?

Urine: Can be a urinary tract infection, you should increase your water intake a lot and if it doesn't improve after 24 hours or you get fever get seen ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have dark yellow urine and dark vaginal discharge?

Eval: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. ...Read more

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3 yo had dark yellow urine. For last 1 hr I had him Drink large bottle water to see if it lightens. He just went and it was completely clear Worry?

3 yo had dark yellow urine. For last 1 hr I had him Drink large bottle water to see if it lightens. He just went and it was completely clear Worry?

Urine color: The change in color of the urine likely reflects the increased fluid consumed. During fasting and decreased water intake urine will often be dark yellow in color. With increased consumption the urine will be lighter in color. This is totally normal. ...Read more

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Can interstitial cystitis cause dark yellow urine?

Can interstitial cystitis cause dark yellow urine?

Not directly: Symptoms of interstitial cystits include lower abdominal pain relieved with urination, an urge to urinate and frequent urination. Dark yellow urine is more likely due to lack of fluid intake and concentrated urine. If a person were to limit fluids in hope of decreasing bladder pain and frequency it would result in dark urine. It would not however, be directly due to the cystitis. ...Read more

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Whether urine is dark yellow or pale depends on hydration: is this true?

Whether urine is dark yellow or pale depends on hydration: is this true?

Yes and no.: In general, if you are well hydrated, your urine will become more dilute as your body eliminates surplus water. Urine can appear clear and colorless. If you ingest foods or vitamins that color the urine, urine appearance is no longer a good gauge of hydration status. The importance of 'staying hydrated' is likely somewhat overstated, so be careful when consuming large volumes of free water. ...Read more

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What does dark yellow urine and low back pain indicate?

What does dark yellow urine and low back pain indicate?

Possible Infection: Dark urine could indicate many conditions. These range from simple dehydration to infection. Dark urine with back pain and a fever is a cause for concern and requires a trip to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have back pain around my ribs and my urine is dark yellow?

New med: If starting new me like a statin, you may experience muscle pain and breakdown (rhabdomyolysis). Discontinue medicine and see primary Doctor. Liver disorders can cause dark urine though described as orange usually. Any recent muscle injury my cause rhabdomyolysis though usually has to be significant.

Review al medications with Doctor. Remain well hydrated ...Read more

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If urine is dark yellow, is that dehydration or excess vitamins?

If urine is dark yellow, is that dehydration or excess vitamins?

Both are possible: Other causes are jaundice or small amounts of blood. If it persists despite good hydration you should definitely have a urinalysis performed and see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Its about a month that I have dark yellow urine and when I drink water it has milky discharges in it. But not any other sign with it to bother me.

Its about a month that I have dark yellow urine and when I drink water it has milky discharges in it. But not any other sign with it to bother me.

Talk to your doctor: I'm sorry you're having problems. With the little information you shared it sounds like you should seek care... It doesn't sound like an emergency, but milky or creamy urine discharge could be normal, yeast infection, or if truly urine in origin uti. Good luck. ...Read more

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My urine is dark yellow after taking new multivitamin for seniors?

Vitamins: Your body is "peeing out" all the extra vitamins you do not need. Usually the b vitamins make urine very yellow. Stay well hydrated. Ask your doctor if you actually need to take a daily vitamin. Those who eat a healthy diet with plenty of veggies and some protein usually don't need a supplement. ...Read more

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Experiencing dark yellow urine with some burning after voiding for about 8 weeks, especially after eating. I believe I am properly hydrated. Thoughts?

Experiencing dark yellow urine with some burning after voiding for about 8 weeks, especially after eating. I believe I am properly hydrated. Thoughts?

See your doctor.: A change in urine color could be related to any number of situations, normal or not. Some medications and foods such as beets can alter the color of urine, but so can certain medical issues. Pain on voiding can be normal such as can occur after ejaculation, but a urinary tract infection can also cause pain. Your doctor can check urine tests to see if you need specific treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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