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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

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 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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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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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'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 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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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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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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Dark cloudy urine and high bilirubin (31) young man What is the cause? No other symptoms...

Dark cloudy urine and high bilirubin (31) young man What is the cause? No other symptoms...

High bilirubin: Dark colored urine and increased bilirubin may be due to some form of hepatitis. Usually it's accompanied by right upper abdominal pain and jaundice-yellow sclera of the eyes. Stool may turn pale clay color. There are multiple causes of hepatitis: viral, obstructive due to blockage in a gall bladder or from some medications. You need to see a doctor for further blood work and abdominal sonogram ...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 dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

Dialysis dark urine: 34 F asks why do dialysis pats have dark urine and why do they stop making urine. ANS: urine is the remains of the fluid filtered at the glomerulus. As glomeruli are destroyed by the disease colored chemicals that normally go out in the urine build up in blood-thus the funny skin color. This color stays in the urine so dark. Eventually all glomeruli die from the cause and no urine Is formed. ...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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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

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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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I can see pus in my urine. What could cause this? Also urine is a dark yellow.

I can see pus in my urine. What could cause this? Also urine is a dark yellow.

Infection: It is definitely not normal to see pus in your urine. In a woman, pus in your urine could be coming from your bladder or from your vaginal. Pus in urine most likely a sign of infection. If you have burning when you urinate or are feeling the need to urinate more frequently then it is more likely that you have a urinary tract infection. Otherwise, it could be due to a STD. ...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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Do hydrocephalus cause dark yellow urine?

Do hydrocephalus cause dark yellow urine?

Water on brain: Hydrocephalus is water on the brain. Urine is from water in the bladder. One doesn't cause the other. ...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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My anal region is itching. It have become relatively dark. Itching becomes more during the time of sleep and urine. What may be the cause and cure.

My anal region is itching. It have become relatively dark. Itching becomes more during the time of sleep and urine. What may be the cause and cure.

Anal itching: Anal itching is relatively common and is usually due to some irritation in the area. If it persists for a while, the area can turn dark from the inflammation. Try cortisone cream twice a day for 1-2 weeks. If you get no relief, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can cranberry supplements cause dark urine?

Can cranberry supplements cause dark urine?

Cranberry: Possible but fluids drank also important factor. ...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

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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