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My urine is dark and has a strong smell--what could cause this?

My urine is dark and has a strong smell--what could cause this?

Diet, dehydration: Your diet can significantly affect the smell of your urine. Dehydration can cause your body to retain fluids so you don't get lightheaded and dizzy and is significantly darkens the color of your urine.
Drink more fluids and see if this resolves the problem.
There is of course other more serious problems they can lead to the above symptoms, see your physician if the problem persists. ...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 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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Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should I only drink electrolyte-free water?

Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should I only drink electrolyte-free water?

No: No. You may be prone to dehydration if you have dark urine. Try drinking regular tap water, smart water, bottled water, etc., any type of water. Drink less soda, coffe, tea. ...Read more

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What could cause dark thick urine?

What could cause dark thick urine?

Several...: Dehydration, infection, nephritis, . .....urine exam yields the clue ...Read more

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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

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What causes my urine to have a strong odor?

What causes my urine to have a strong odor?

The following: Concentrated urine can have strong smell, happens with low fluid intake. Infected urine from UTI classically has bad smell. Certain foods, especially asparagus give urine very distinct stong odor. ...Read more

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What could cause my urine to be dark only in the mornings?

What could cause my urine to be dark only in the mornings?

Dehydration: You may be somewhat dehydrated overnight, and your first morning's urine is more concentrated than later in the day. Possibly it clears up when you start drinking liquids again? ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could cause my urine to be very, very dark every time?

Can anyone tell me what could cause my urine to be very, very dark every time?

You may be low: Dark urine is often the sign of dehydration or even blood in the urine. You should go see your friendly doctor for a simple urinalysis to better ascertain the problem. At your age, if you have ever smoked, I would definitely see a doctor. Smoking increases your risk of bad things....Please seek help. Happy healing and good luck. ...Read more

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My urine is very strong. Even my husband is commenting. Could anything be wrong to cause this?

My urine is very strong. Even my husband is commenting. Could anything be wrong to cause this?

Strong Urine Smell: Read this about possible causes: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/apr-16a.Html. Not always a cause for alarm, pungent urine odors could reflect diet choices, as well as an infection or even diabetes. It is best to make an appointment with your doctor and check it out. ...Read more

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My urine as a strong smell a dark in colour?

My urine as a strong smell a dark in colour?

Are you dehydrated?: The most common thing is - not drinking enough water, if you are well hydrated, seeing an md and having urine tested for infection or other urine problems would be helpful, but most likely - drink more water! 80oz or so a day. ...Read more

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What's the cause of dark urine?

What's the cause of dark urine?

Dehydration: Urine can appear dark for may reasons, but the most common is from relative dehydration. When the kidneys are trying to conserve water they decrease the amount of water excreted, and the urine is more concentrated and appears darker. I would suggest increasing fluid intake. ...Read more

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What could cause dark bloody urine?

What could cause dark bloody urine?

Seek evaluation.: Blood in the urinary tract has many potential causes, and needs to be worked up. Injury to the kidney or bladder, tumors of the urinary tract, stones, infections are examples of causes. Dark bloody urine indicates a significant amount of blood is being passed into the urinary tract, which requires prompt workup and management. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dark urine pain?

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've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor?

I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor?

Blood in urnine: You need to see your doc ASAP. He/she will let you know what is happening and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My urine has strong vaginal fishy odor, what is this caused by?

My urine has strong vaginal fishy odor, what is this caused by?

Infection: Check for urinary infection and bacterial vaginosis-completely treatable. ...Read more

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I noticed my urine was green yesterday amd today and has a strong oder but I am not currently taking any medications what could cause this?

I noticed my urine was green yesterday amd today and has a strong oder but I am not currently taking any medications what could cause this?

Hard to know: Without smelling it, impossible to say. Urine odor is often dependent upon what you have eaten. Ever smell urine after eating asparagus? It probably means nothing at all but if it continues to worry you, go see your family doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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What would cause dark and smelly urine?

What would cause dark and smelly urine?

Lots of things: Many things can change the appearance of urine--hydration status, blood, protein, some medications. Odor can indicate infection. If you are concerned then visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder cause a strong smell in my urine?

Does gallbladder cause a strong smell in my urine?

Probably: Unrelated. Have your urine checked for infection, which is common cause of abnormal urine. ...Read more

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I am having dark reddish orange urine occassionaly don't eat any kinds of foods that would cause this.

I am having dark reddish orange urine occassionaly don't eat any kinds of foods that would cause this.

See a doctor: The orange red color of the urine may indicate it is very concentrated, but it may also signal the presence of blood and/ or bile pigment. Either way, a doctor visit is in order, as the appearance is not normal and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes dark yellow urine?

What causes dark yellow urine?

Here are some...: Discerning urine color can be very subjective; so, get a formal urinalysis with a properly collected fresh urine specimen to confirm your concern about dark yellow urine which may related with dehydration or certain disorders in liver or red blood cells or certain drugs like pyridium, (phenazopyridine) etc. If related with dehydration, in fact, dark yellow urine indicates you have good kidneys to concentrate urine ...Read more

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What causes dark urine with bubbles on top?

What causes dark urine with bubbles on top?

Several items: Dark urine could represent dehydration with concentrated urine. It could also represent blood in the urine or even abnormalities of liver function causing jaundice. Frothy urine with bubbles often represents increased phosphate levels and is rarely significant. ...Read more

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What are the common causes for dark urine / blood in the urine?

Many things: Infection, increased bilirubin (which can be from a liver problem or blood destruction). There is a rare disorder called paroxsymal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Could be bleeding from the kidney. The most common would be an infection. ...Read more

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What causes dark urine color?

What causes dark urine color?

Dark: Dehydration most commonly. It could be blood however or bile. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause urine dark brown color?

Can constipation cause urine dark brown color?

Constipation: My first gut sense as a physician is that you must be dehydrated. Your body is trying to compensate by keeping ahold of as much fluid as possible. This can lead to constipation and dark urine.

Please begin drinking fluids until your urine returns to normal.

If you are not having any fevers or pain from the constipation one of the tricks is to drink three liters of fluids in one hour.

It works! ...Read more