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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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My baby's urine color is dark...Is that serious problem?

My baby's urine color is dark...Is that serious problem?

It Depends: If it is literally the color of dark tea or coca cola, there may be blood in the urine. A dark golden or yellow may only means your child needs more fluids. This means it is possible there is a serious problem. If there is a concern, call your pediatrician.

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I have color urine yellowish mostly in the afternoon. What does this imply?

I have color urine yellowish mostly in the afternoon. What does this imply?

Dehydration: You may need to drink more water to make your urine more dilute. If you are taking vitamins, some of them will make your urine quite yellow however. B vitamins in particular do this.

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Coq10 can change urine color?

Coq 10: The taking of coq 10 can turn your urine orange.

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Is urine color indicative of hydration?

Is urine color indicative of hydration?

Yes: The lighter the color, the more hydrated your body is and vice versa. Drink 6-8 cups of water is our daily recommendation. Of course, not counting if you sweat under the sun or from exercise.

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What should the urine color of an elderly person be?

What should the urine color of an elderly person be?

Depends on hydration: Clear like water means overhydrated normal is light yellow dark yellow means dehydrated iced tea color/coke color means there's some blood mixed in.

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Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

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.

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What causes dark urine color?

Dark: Dehydration most commonly. It could be blood however or bile. Get it checked.

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I have also very thin semen. When passes urine the urine color is different.?

I have also very thin semen. When passes urine the urine color is different.?

Here are some. ..: The texture of semen widely varies among men over lifetime & reflects the frequency of ejaculation - the more often, the thinner. The color of urine is irrelevant with semen color & reflects the degree of urine concentration and the foods you consume. In fact, having yellowish concentrated urine indicates having good kidney function. So, don't worry about it as long as being comfortable & OK in UA

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Semen coming with urine. Urine color is yellowish. What should I do? I am worried

Semen coming with urine. Urine color is yellowish. What should I do? I am worried

Not harmful: Semen is constantly being formed in your glands. Unless you let it out by means of frequent sexual activity or by masturbation, the glands can be filled and 'overflow' which is what you may be seeing with and in your urine.It is absolutely harmless, so do not worry about it. Now you have a solution to manage this issue.

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I have been trying to figure how all of a sudden my urine color became clear-ish faint orange?

I have been trying to figure how all of a sudden my urine color became clear-ish faint orange?

Prob normal: But if it has any orange/red tinge, need to eval for blood. Urine is a filtrate of the blood so what you eat can change the color of your urine.

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Can vitamins affect urine color?

Yes for Certain Vits: Certain vitamins can certainly alter urine color. Specifically, many water-soluble vitamins--like the b complexes among others--have potential to alter urine color depending on the dose taken. Please consume only the recommended daily allowance to prevent overdosing on vitamins.

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Can urine color be related to with blood pressure?

Can urine color be related to with blood pressure?

See below: No urine colour is due to concentrated or dilute urine, and sometimes due to bile pigments. Also many food substances can sometimes change urine colour.

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Can urine color have anything to do with blood pressure?

Urine color: Usually urine color has no relation to b/p except in certain conditions. Concentrated urine can make your urine color look darker - for example if one is not drinking enough fluids, is dehydrated which can result if low blood pressure if not treated. If a person has high b/p and urine is red in color or cola colored and urine shows lot of red cells or protein, needs to r/o renal condition.

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Is urine color a good indicator of how hydrated your body is?

Limited value: Urine color change can be of some value but limited because urine color can also be affected by food coloring, medications, certain metabolic diseases. The frequency of urination or actual amount of voided urine will be of more value in determining the hydration status.