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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Coq10 can change urine color?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If a deeper amber urine color means dehydration, are there meds that would do the same?

If a deeper amber urine color means dehydration, are there meds that would do the same?

Yes: Certain meds can give a red/orange color to your urine- rifampin, warfarin, senna, Chlorpromazine, thioridazine and pyridium (phenazopyridine). Brown/tea color can be seen with chloroquine, primaquine, metronidazole, and nitrofurantoin.
Blue- Amitriptyline (generic), Indomethacin (indocin), Cimetidine (tagamet), Promethazine (phenergan). ...Read more

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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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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Sir, My urine color is always dark yellowish while I get up in the morning even though I drink sufficient water. Is it bad symptom of health.?

Sir, My urine color is always dark yellowish while I get up in the morning even though I drink sufficient water. Is it bad symptom of health.?

Probably not: Because you are not drinking water while you sleep the kidneys concentrate the urine. It is normal for the urine color to be darker yellow in the morning. As you wake up and start drinking water the kidneys do not have to conserve so much water and the urine becomes lighter yellow. ...Read more

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After urination, I feel that bladder is not empty so, I press bladder and small urine drops comes out. Urine color doesn't matter No pain no sensation.

After urination, I feel that bladder is not empty so, I press bladder and small urine drops comes out. Urine color doesn't matter No pain no sensation.

Need testing: At age 22 with your complaint you should have residual urine checked. This is to see how much urine is retained (if any) after urination. This can be done either by ultrasound or by catheter. If there is significant residual by ultrasound, urethral stricture and hypotonic (weak bladder contraction) bladder should be ruled out. Seeing a urologist would be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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It had ureteroscopy yesterday. Now, tonight, my urine flow is drastically reduced. Should I be worried? Urine color is normal;no blood since this morning

It had ureteroscopy yesterday. Now, tonight, my urine flow is drastically reduced. Should I be worried? Urine color is normal;no blood since this morning

Doubt a problem: I doubt this is the problem but why did you have the procedure? This is something you can discuss with your physician if you're not having any symptoms there's probably little to worry about. If you had symptoms I would wonder about a blood clot and obstruction or a kidney stone then moved and obstruction. ...Read more

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Today I injected 800 mcg of b12, my urine color was a little bit darker than before and my kidney hurted me is it normal or should I stop taking b12?

Today I injected 800 mcg of b12, my urine color was a little bit darker than before and my kidney hurted me is it normal or should I stop taking b12?

Vitamin B 12: There is seldom a need for anyone with a normal diet in the usa or canada to need supplemental vitamins of any kind. With B12 it may take several years to become low if you have no gastric acidity due to medications or illness or you have pernicious anemia or infection with the fish tapeworm. Don't know what this has to do with flank (if it is really your kidney) pain, but would stop. ...Read more

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Could a change in urine color mean overdose on vitamins?

Could a change in urine color mean overdose on vitamins?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO: Not at all.
Watery- xs fluids
Yellow- concentrated.
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Can you tell me is eating liver turning urine color into yellow?

Can you tell me is eating liver turning urine color into yellow?

Who knows?: Theoretically, I don't think so, at least, through my 35-yr study and practice of surgery/medicine.

Why don't you try observing urine color with and without eating liver? But, be sure to maintain the same good urine output because the normal kidneys have good concentrating ability to make urine look light yellowish while dehydrated.

But if urgently in doubt, go to ask and talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is drinking enough water to keep urine color clear all the time is the best thing one can do for healthy kidneys.

Is drinking enough water to keep urine color clear all the time is the best thing one can do for healthy kidneys.

Hydration: Hydration is very important to the body. The urine should be very light yellow to clear. However a lot will depend on any other medical issues you may have or medications you may. E taking now. Best to discuss with the doctor that k OES your medical history to keep everything in consideration ...Read more

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Why is it that I urinate often when its cold I'm not diabetic my urine color is normal it doesn't have a strong smell or anything?

Why is it that I urinate often when its cold I'm not diabetic my urine color is normal it doesn't have a strong smell or anything?

Vasoconstriction: Blood vessels constrict when exposed to cold temperature, and this shunts blood into the circulatory system, causing more filtration by the kidneys and therefore increased urine output. It is a normal physiological response and doesn't reflect a disease necessarily. ...Read more

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My grandmother died 3 months ago and a month before that, her urine color is purple. She was wearing a urine tube. I was wondering why is that?

My grandmother died 3 months ago and a month before that, her urine color is purple. She was wearing a urine tube. I was wondering why is that?

Seen in elderly: Women more then men with catheters, three or 4 different bacteria could have been involved- no treatment unless symptomatic- called purple bag syndrome. ...Read more