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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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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


Dr. Lonna Larsh
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Dr. TraChella Johnson Foy
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Dr. Ramin Rafie
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Simon Kimm
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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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Dr. Bin Sung
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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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Dr. James Lin
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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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Dr. Bryan Levey
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Urine Color (Definition)

Urine of an abnormal color appears different from the usual straw-yellow color. Abnormally-colored urine may be ...Read more


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