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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Urine Is Yellow (Overview)

Yellow urine is the presumed normal condition in which a person's urine (pee) has a yellowish color. However, there are many problems that don't change the urine's color, including sugar in the urine, protein in the urine, white blood cells in the urine, etc.


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What can cause urine to be yellow?

What can cause urine to be yellow?

Urobilins, additives: Urobilins are usually responsible for the yellow color to the urine. It is a breakdown product of billirubin, which is formed in the disposal of heme from old red blood cells. Hydration will dilute these compounds, and the urine will appear more colorless. Ingested foods dyes, medications, & vitamins can cause a deep yellow color as well. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
12 doctors shared insights

Urine Is Yellow (Overview)

Yellow urine is the presumed normal condition in which a person's urine (pee) has a yellowish color. However, there are many problems that don't change the urine's color, including sugar in the urine, protein in the urine, white blood cells in the urine, etc.


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When I take prenatal vitamins tablet my urine turns yellow but but I take the prenatal softgel caples my urine stays the same can you tell me why?

A couple things: Do they have the same mix of vitamins and amounts? Also they might use some type of yellow dye in creating the tablets. ...Read more

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Why is my urine dark yellow most of the times though some times its clear?Am worried.

Why is my urine dark yellow most of the times though some times its clear?Am worried.

Hydration: dark urine usually means not enough hydration or water in your diet. You urine becomes very concentrated. At other times, when its lighter, you are having enough. Aim for 16 ounces ( one bottle) at least three times a day of water, in addition to fresh fruits and veggies- which are high in water content. Best of health ...Read more

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Why is my urine bright yellow all of a sudden?

Why is my urine bright yellow all of a sudden?

Color = content: Usually it's just concentrated but can be from foods (vit c). ...Read more

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Why is my urine bright yellow?

Why is my urine bright yellow?

Vitamins: Usually, urine is a clear, sparkling, lemon color. Daily multi-vitamins could cause your urine to have more of a fluorescent yellow color. With liver disease, your urine would be more of a dark color. With heart disease, you may have a lighter color to the urine. A trial off otc meds may clear up your urine - if it doesn't, then you may consider getting a urinalysis to guide you. ...Read more

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Why is my urine dark yellow?

Why is my urine dark yellow?

Dark yellow urine: In an otherwise healtyy person, it represents a concentrated urine. Drinking plenty of water should dilute the urine and will not appear as yellow. There are other rare conditions that may cause a dark urine. ...Read more

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Should me urine be yellow or clear, one which is healthiest?

Should me urine be yellow or clear, one which is healthiest?

The Color of Urine: Urine changes depending on your hydration status, what you have eaten, what medication and what vitamins you are one. Yellow to clear are both normal and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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In May 2015 vita D was 22. I take 2k daily during winter but decided to double dosage every other day. Just noticed now urine bright yellow. Stop it?

In May 2015 vita D was 22. I take 2k daily during winter but decided to double dosage every other day. Just noticed now urine bright yellow. Stop it?

Vitamin D deficiency: 1,000 international units (IU) of Vitamin D will typically raise 25OH D level by 10ng/mL (30-100ng/mL is considered normal reference range). Vitamin D supplementation does not affect urine color. But vitamin B supplements can turn urine bright yellow. ...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