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What causes urine to appear darker?

What causes urine to appear darker?

Lots of things: Many things can change the appearance of urine--hydration status, blood, protein, some medications. If you are concerned then visit your doctor. ...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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What does it.Mean when ur urine is dark?

What does it.Mean when ur urine is dark?

Depends: Dark urine could just be really concentrated, or at worst be a small amount of blood. In any case, you should have this checked out. ...Read more

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Dark urine, clit irritation. Gets intense when i pee. I pee a lot. What do I have? Can it be treated with over-the-counter meds?

Dark urine, clit irritation. Gets intense when i pee. I pee a lot. What do I have?  Can it be treated with over-the-counter meds?

Infection: I suggest you have it checked out by a medical professional. It sounds like you may have a urine infection. The surrounding irritation might respond to ointment depending on what it looks like. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dark urine pain?

Several: Several causes of dark urine inlcude blood or blood clots, infections, inflammation of the urinary tract, trauma, kidney stones, and cancer. Dark urine should be evaluated to determine the presence of any of the findings for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had a UTI and was on nitrofurantoin for a week. I just finished the treatment, yet my groin still hurts when i pee and my urine is dark. Normal?

I had a UTI and was on nitrofurantoin for a week. I just finished the treatment, yet my groin still hurts when i pee and my urine is dark. Normal?

No!: Although Nitrofurantoin is notoriously ineffective to treat many uti's, especially if prior antibiotic exposure has selected out resistant GI bugs that cause most uti's, your symptoms reflect a potential complicating issue of urologic stone disease that could be obstructing and can give groin pain when in the lower ureter. You need a spiral ct to exclude a ureteral stone with a repeat urine eval.! ...Read more

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My urine is dark, I have pain in the abdomen on the right side. It did not take drugs .. What can it be?

My urine is dark, I have pain in the abdomen on the right side. It did not take drugs .. What can it be?

? stone: It could easily be a kidney stone. Depends on what "dark" urine is. Could be blood in the urine but could be gallbladder or liver issues causing bilirubin in the urine. I'd at least go to urgent care and have urine dipped to see what is making urine dark. ...Read more

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Im on azathioprine and pentasa (mesalamine) tablets, can these cause very dark urine?

Im on azathioprine and pentasa (mesalamine) tablets, can these cause very dark urine?

Liver issues?: Azathioprine can lead to liver function abnormalities. Please get your liver blood tests and urinalysis done asap. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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. Steven Griggs
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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