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

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

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

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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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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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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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 sympoms 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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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?

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?

Don't know: Can get some dryness of the mouth from zoloft (sertraline) which might account for thirst but not for urine as you describe-- probably best to have a checkup-- possibly a urine for culture & sensitivity. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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. Brad Goldenberg
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Dark Colored (Brown) Urine (Definition)

Dark urine is a symptom in which a person's urine is darker than dark yellow. Dark urine can be due to blood cells, material from broken blood cells, material from broken muscle cells, etc. ...Read more