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Dark Yellow Urine Strong Odor
Why am i always thirsty and my urine is dark yellow and has a strong odor... I'm not diabetic... I am a 28-year-old female and I take 100 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) a?
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
Very fatigue, passing light brown with black spots stool on today, only making bowel movements every other day, strong smelling dark yellow urine.
General symptoms...: There are a lot of things that can cause these general symptoms. If your urine is concentrated and you are constipated, make sure you are drinking LOTS of fluids. If the black spots have any red in them, you should be evaluated. Sometimes Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause both constipation and black spots in stool. If you have a fever or any other focused symptoms, see a doctot. ...Read more
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
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
NO: Gross painless hematuria must be properly and promptly evaluated by a urologist. I worry about stones infection and tumors,. ...Read more
Yellow urine: You are not drinking enough water would be my first guess based on what you told me. ...Read more
Why do I wake up in a morning in pain on right side abdomen/back which doesn't really go away, also have dark yellow urine with bits in?
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 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
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
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?
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
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