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Straw Color Urine
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
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
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
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
Normal urine: Is sometimes yellow.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Blood in my underwear when I check I didn't found any source to that no pain nothing more normal urine color?
Blood: The blood in your underwear may be an alarm signal. See a urologist to have your prostrate checked. ...Read more
The urine colour of a dementia has been a deep amber colour. What could this mean in relation normal 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
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
Hi, since this morning my urine color is red every time. I took paracetamol 2days ago. There anything is serious?
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
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
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
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
Not at all.
Watery- xs fluids
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
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