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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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I have dark urine thats almost orange looking what can it be?

I have dark urine thats 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 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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Is dark urine normal for the bladder?

Is dark urine normal for the bladder?

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

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Dark urine with tiny black bits in it plus pain in right abdomen?

Dark urine with tiny black bits in it plus pain in right abdomen?

kidney stones: Possible kidney stones - drink plenty of water, take NSAID (motrin or aleve), see Dr or ER for severe pain. ...Read more

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Can you have really dark urine just from being only a little dehydrated?

Can you have really dark urine just from being only a little dehydrated?

Eye of the beholder: Really dark from little dehydrated is all relative as you may notice. But practically if you play whatever sport match and forgot to bring your water and, to start with, you were not well hydrated you will have really dark urine. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm facing dark urine problem, is this due to the use of lortab medicine?

What to do if i'm facing dark urine problem, is this due to the use of lortab medicine?

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

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Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine of an abnormal color appears different from the usual straw-yellow color. Abnormally-colored urine may be cloudy, dark, or blood-tinged. Any changes in urine color, or the presence of an abnormal urine color that cannot be linked to the consumption of a food or drug, should be reported to ...Read more