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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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My urine was like a reddish brown. I never had this before. What would cause this?

My urine was like a reddish brown. I never had this before. What would cause this?

Several causes: Discolored reddish brown urine can be related to some medications, some food, or blood in the urine. Blood (hematuria) in urine is caused by urinary tract infections, enlarged prostate, cancerous and noncancerous tumors, kidney cysts, long-distance running, and kidney or bladder stones.If continues should consult physician to test urine and give examination. ...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

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Does vaginosis antibiotic causes dark brown urine?

Does vaginosis antibiotic causes dark brown urine?

Yes it can: You are probably taking Flagyl (metronidazole) for bacterial vaginosis. Flagyl can cause a darkening of urine. This is generally a harmless effect when taking the medication. ...Read more

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What's the cause of brownish red color of urine in a kid aged 2 years old ?

What's the cause of brownish red color of urine in a kid aged 2 years old ?

Brown/red urine: This color urine usually indicates blood. It could be due to infection, stones, kidney issue, etc... It is important to see your doctor and have his urine tested. ...Read more

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Crushing abd pain and very dark brown urine following liver bx. No previous UTI sx. What could be cause?

Crushing abd pain and very dark brown urine following liver bx. No previous UTI sx. What could be cause?

Let your Dr know: You should call your doctor to let him/her know about your pain. The brown urine could be a sign of liver disease, and the pain after the procedure could be normal healing, but could also be a sign of a complication such as bleeding. You should try to get in for an exam to be sure everything's ok. ...Read more