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I have hepatitis C and my urine is dark brown. What does that mean?

I have hepatitis C and my urine is dark brown. What does that mean?

Depends: There are many diseases and conditions which can turn the urine dark. Jaundice, diseases of the biliary tract, liver, and G.I. Tract can cause this. Blood in the urine can appear dark. Dehydration leading to concentrated urine can appear dark. In short, your hepatitis c may have nothing to do with the urine color but it could. You need to be evaluated by your doctor i would encourage you to do this soon. ...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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Dark urine, fatigue, sores from impetigo, pain n side on and off, memory loss- I have hep c so do these symptoms mean its getting severe?

Dark urine, fatigue, sores from impetigo, pain n side on and off, memory loss- I have hep c so do these symptoms mean its getting severe?

Unsure: See your doctor and get checked for your hepatitis c. Some symptoms can be from the amount of liver damage (scarring), although you are young for this. Other problems associated with hcv include fatigue, memory loss, and not feeling well, and can occur even if there is no clear liver damage. Discuss your management plan, including when you should be treated for hcv infection. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why in hepatitis, pale stool and dark urine occurs?

I'm curious as to why in hepatitis, pale stool and dark urine occurs?

Hepatitis: During hepatitis, jaundice occurs which is due to increased bilirubin in the blood. A by-product of bilirubin is urobilinogen which is excreted in the urine causing the dark color. ...Read more

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Yellow in the white of the eyes and dark urine. Is this jaundice or hepatitis?

YES: The symptoms you describe are consistant with a liver disease such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, biliary obstruction or cholangitis. Stop drinking alcohol and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was born with fair complexion i got hepatitis C 5 yrs back & get cured, but after that my skin compexion turn darker, want to b fair again. What i do?

I was born with fair complexion i got hepatitis C 5 yrs back & get cured, but after that my skin compexion turn darker, want to b fair again. What i do?

Consult dermatologis: Your darker complexioncould be normal change, may be tanning due to sun exposure (excessive) .If no other problem , not any medicine then your pigmentation is not pathological but cosmetic concern.Better see cosmetologist or dermatologist rule out any medical problem. ...Read more

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My dad has hepatitis C and that his feet are stained dark and swollen, is this normal?

My dad has hepatitis C and that his feet are stained dark and swollen, is this normal?

Feet swelling- Liver: If he has a history of hepatitis c for a long time, the swelling of the feet can be a sign of cirrhosis or scarring of the liver. Cirrhosis can cause changes in the way the body manages salt and water balance and can cause salt and water retention. He should be evaluated by a liver specialist for medications and close monitoring. ...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 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

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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