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S Urea is 18 mg/L. No Albumin/RBC in urine. Frequent dark urine. Should I see a nephrologist if Creatinine raises from 1 to 1.27 in just 3 months?

S Urea is 18 mg/L. No Albumin/RBC in urine. Frequent dark urine. Should I see a nephrologist if Creatinine raises from 1 to 1.27 in just 3 months?

No: With normal BUN, creatinine, and urinalysis, be thankful for good health. Creatinine varies some from day to day. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8 and that reflected my muscle mass -- a GOOD thing. I am MUCH more concerned about your elevated SGPT; you're getting it worked up, right? Forget about the other labs. ...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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Acute renal failure 2mo ago on BP med my gfr bun n creatinine better in 2wk. Currently have protein +3, ph >9, leuk+1 no sxs just cloudy dark urine?

Acute renal failure 2mo ago on BP med my gfr bun n creatinine better in 2wk. Currently have protein +3, ph >9, leuk+1 no sxs just cloudy dark urine?

Acute Renal Failure : 25F acute renal failure doing better on BP MEDS. No enough information. Recently pregnant? Was BP high first? What is your ethnicity.? What was cause of renal failure? "Dark" urine term is not clear. No pun intended. Protein in urine is evidence of ongoing kidney damage. Follow your Nephrologist advice. Can get second opinion from me if desired. ...Read more

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Gi issues, lost 8lbs in 3-4 wks, dehydr.Sympts: dark urine w/ surface swirls, tension headaches, dry mouth, sour taste but drinking alot, high ketones?

Gi issues, lost 8lbs in 3-4 wks, dehydr.Sympts: dark urine w/ surface swirls, tension headaches, dry mouth, sour taste but drinking alot, high ketones?

Serum glucose: Have a doctor look at you and at his/her discretion, order lab work. New onset uncontrolled diabetes is a serious possibility along with a number of other acute illnesses. Don't wait much longer. ...Read more

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I stop drinkin fluids early evening Only small volume urination at bed time. 4am large volume dark urine.8am large volum clear urine. Water retention?

I stop drinkin fluids early evening Only small volume urination at bed time. 4am large volume dark urine.8am large volum clear urine. Water retention?

Probably: More information is needed to address the issue. Do you stand for long periods of time during the day? if yes that may explain pooling of fluid in the legs during day and mobilization at night. What you described also fits in with symptoms of early heart failure. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Drink 2 litres a day but have amber/ orangey urine in morning. Goes clear/ light after drinking water. Would jaundice cause dark urine all the time?

Drink 2 litres a day but have amber/ orangey urine in morning. Goes clear/ light after drinking water. Would jaundice cause dark urine all the time?

Dark urine: Fi you drink a lot of water in the daytime and very little late evening or before you go to bed, you may have dark urine in the morning. The fact that it clears up when you drink water, is suggestive that you do not have jaundice. If you are concerned however, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dark urine with bubbles on top?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more