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Urine is often very dark unless I drink a lot of water. What's my problem?

Urine is often very dark unless I drink a lot of water. What's my problem?

Dehydration: Your urine can look dark if you are dehydrated. Also, some foods and viatmains may affect the appearance of your urine. You should make sure you drink enough water to keep your urine a light yellow appearance. ...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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I have strong smelling, cloudy, dark urine. I am retaining fluids in my lower extremities although I drink plenty of water, not dehydrated. Problem?

Uti: A smelly and cloudy urine suggest urinary tract infection, specially if accompanied by burning sensation when you urinate. This should be diagnosed with urinalysis and culture. As for retaining of fluids on lower extremities it could be from a kidney disease that is associated with the cloudy urine, like nephrotic syndrome, or other problems like liver and cardiac disease. ...Read more

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I am dealing w anemia right now iv ferritin? And am having dark and heavy urine that separates from water and I drink 3-4 liters of water? And extreme weight loss=imaciation.. w other symptoms. Had roux en y 7yrs ago and no problems until now..

I am dealing w anemia right now iv ferritin? And am having dark and heavy urine that separates from water and I drink 3-4 liters of water? And extreme weight loss=imaciation.. w other symptoms. Had roux en y 7yrs ago and no problems until now..

Roux-En-Y both ↓es: Intestinal absorption & greatly complicates eating & living long term. Humm.... Major modification of body anatomy as a treatment for food choice & quantity behaviors (which are both self-destructive & widely promoted by food industry) for money. Unfortunately, these are major issues, Your primary-medical-decision-maker (physician) is you! Study intensely, ask questions, learn & stay-in-charge. ...Read more

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Passing urine is becoming a problem. Only if I drink excess water, I am able to discharge with decent flow. Else it burns and discharge is slow.

Passing urine is becoming a problem. Only if I drink excess water, I am able to discharge with decent flow. Else it burns and discharge is slow.

Infection/stricture: You may have a urinary tract infection which can cause symptoms of burning with urination and a slower stream at times. However, you may also have a stricture of the urethra, where scar tissue narrows the channel. This can cause slowing of the stream, the need to strain to void and irritative symptoms. See a urologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Many hours after drinking water I can still hear loud water sounds in my stumach when I move. I do not have any urine problems though. What is this?

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Many hours after drinking water I can still hear loud water sounds in my stumach when I move. I do not have any urine problems though. What is this?

Borborygmi: This is the rumbling/gurgling noise that occurs from the movements of fluid and gas in the intestines. It is normal. ...Read more

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21 yrs old male. Atleast 2-3 times I have frothy urine. I drink 6.5l of water. But there is no frothy urine when I pee sitting down. No other problems?

21 yrs old male. Atleast 2-3 times I have frothy urine. I drink 6.5l of water. But there is no frothy urine when I pee sitting down. No other problems?

6.5 litres excessive: 10 glasses or 80 oz water including other beverages should suffice. Frothy urine likely due to forceful stream & increase distance when UR standing. Protein in urine can also be cause of excessive frothiness which in your case is unlikely but can easily be tested by simple urinalysis. 1st urination in am is most reliable. ...Read more

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I have blood in urine and If after drinking lot of water even then I see blood in urine and its cloudy, Is this problem from Kidneys or lower tract?

I have blood in urine and If after drinking lot of water even then I see blood in urine and its cloudy, Is this problem from Kidneys or lower tract?

Need more info...: Various causes like infection/ inflammation, obstruction, stones, kidney diseases, & new growths may be blamed. But how to sort these things out correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html & http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. Then you can work closely with doc so to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment. Best wishes to your health... ...Read more

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Reasons for urine to be a dark yellow even when drinking lots of water?

Reasons for urine to be a dark yellow even when drinking lots of water?

Yellow urine: Dark yellow is not as bad as dark brown, etc. Dark yellow often signifies your urine is simply concentrated. Certainly with dehydration, your urine will get more concentrated and darker too, so keep drinking plenty of fluids. At times early uti's may be dark, but without any other symptoms I would not worry. If concerned, get eval with a urine dip and your fears will be alleviated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I drink lots of water, but my urine is often dark yellow. Is it normal?

I drink lots of water, but my urine is often dark yellow. Is it normal?

See below: Is urine dark yellow throughout the day or only first void of the day? Do you take vitamin b complex? Do you take any medications? First-void urine tends to be darker because we haven't been drinking during sleep. Certain b vitamins can turn urine a bright yellow color. Some meds contain tartrazine in the coating, which may color urine. If you have burning/ pain, urgency, frequency, see doc. ...Read more

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What if I only drink water, why is my urine still dark yellow?

What if I only drink water, why is my urine still dark yellow?

Depends on cause of: You had gastric ulcer in past, what was the cause of the ulcer. Most ulcers are caused by an infection with h pylori. And if it is treated suscessfully it is cured.
Other causes are from prolonged use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
Alcohol and tobacco use

cancer of stomach
untreated hpylori can cause recurrent ulcer
others can recur if continuing use of alcohol, tobaco&nsaids. ...Read more

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I drink a lot of water about a gallon a day but my urine k dark yellow and almost looks oily. What could it be?

I drink a lot of water about a gallon a day but my urine k dark yellow and almost looks oily. What could it be?

Dark urine: Some of the reasons that can cause the urine to be darker are increased bilirubin in your body, or the presence of blood (hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria). and this can happen due to liver, kidney or muscle disease. Usually this is not normal if it has been happening for sometime, you should visit your physician for proper analysis ...Read more

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Why does my urine always turn darker just after drinking lots of water, and then it turns lighter after the first urination?

Why does my urine always turn darker just after drinking lots of water, and then it turns lighter after the first urination?

Concentration: The first voided urine was probably concentrated as you were taking in the fluid it became more dilute then less concentrated therefore appearing more clear. ...Read more

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I drink lots of water. I'm on minocin (minocycline) and my urine is much more of a darker yellow than usual. Could this be from minocin (minocycline) or something else?

I drink lots of water. I'm on minocin (minocycline) and my urine is much more of a darker yellow than usual. Could this be from minocin (minocycline) or something else?

Minocin (minocycline): Minocin (minocycline) can cause significant liver problems that can discolor your urine. I recommend calling your doctor on call or your local er for recommendations about this sudden darkening of your urine. ...Read more

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I drink a lot of water and feel tired a lot of the time, my urine is a dark yellow, is this normal?

I drink a lot of water and feel tired a lot of the time, my urine is a dark yellow, is this normal?

Possibley: However, I would recommend you see your primary care doc to check issues like basic kidney function, thyroid, glucose/a1c, and electrolytes. They could be individual issues or they could be related something that might be causing everything, including diabetes, renal damage, or thyroid function. I know this answer does not clarify exactly what it is, but I hope the recommendation helps. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am bulimic and I drink a lot of water but okay this is weird, my urine is still dark green-ish yellow. Help?

I am bulimic and I drink a lot of water but okay this is weird, my urine is still dark green-ish yellow. Help?

Sign of poor health?: As a bulimic, the risk if that you will not get enough of the vital nutrients and calories you need to thrive. Without these, your organs can be strained and damaged. In spite of your state of hydration, the dark urine could be a sign of kidney or liver disease. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I drink on average 2 litres of water a day but still have dark urine like a dark caramel colour what could this be?

Kidney issues: There could be an underlying cause to the color of your urine including blood in your urine, infection or other chemicals. I suggest seeing a doctor for a urinalysis to get a breakdown of the chemicals in your urine. ...Read more

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What could cause my urine to stay dark and have a strong odor? I drink plenty of water but it seems like I stay dehydrated.

What could cause my urine to stay dark and have a strong odor? I drink plenty of water but it seems like I stay dehydrated.

Dark urine: Are you taking any vitamins or supplements? Generally the more water you drink the less concentrated your urine should be. You might want to have your urine checked at your doctors to make sure there isn't anything else going on. But do check any supplements or vitamins you might be taking the b complex vitamins are famous for causing bright yellow urine with an odor. ...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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My urine in the mornings is dark yellow but the rest of the day it's pretty much clear. I drink a lot of water because I'm an athlete. Is this normal?

My urine in the mornings is dark yellow but the rest of the day it's pretty much clear. I drink a lot of water because I'm an athlete. Is this normal?

Urine color: This is perfectly normal. Urine is "concentrated" by our kidneys during periods of low fluid intake. Like overnight. The darker yellow color is the normal result. Kidneys conserve water, and excrete wastes over night with less water., ...Read more

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I don't have a UTI and I drink a lot of water the my urine is dark and extremely smelly?

I don't have a UTI and I drink a lot of water the my urine is dark and extremely smelly?

Dark, smelly urine: Get a urine analysis (ua). It is used as a screening and/or diagnostic tool because it can help detect substances or cellular material in the urine associated with different metabolic and kidney disorders. Ua's are ordered routinely to detect any abnormalities that require follow up. It can detect protein or glucose in the urine before people are aware of a problem. Get a ua for your answer. ...Read more

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Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Dark urine even after drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated?

Possible: Dark urine may be from dehydration as well as blood in the urine or from diet beets redden the urine and b vitamins can make the urine strongly yellow. ...Read more