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Dr. Corey Clay
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What does it mean when your urine is a amber colour?

What does it mean when your urine  is a  amber colour?

Get it checked: Usually indicates bleeding within the urinary tract due to infection or some other problem; or spilling of hemoglobin (for example, if there is a problem causing red blood cell destruction in the blood stream) or myoglobin (extreme exercise and muscle break-down, for example). Some foods (beets, fava beans, blackberries, rhubarb) and medications can cause as well. ...Read more

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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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What does brown tea or coffee colored urine mean?

What does brown tea or coffee colored urine mean?

Could mean blood: It can mean old blood in the urinary tract. There are many many causes of this. You should have a urine analysis done on a fresh urine specimen and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have neon yellow colored urine?

B vitamins?: B vitamin supplements are one of the most common causes of bright yellow colored urine. ...Read more

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What does yellowish color pupils and dark colored urine mean. Also some minor weight loss?

What does yellowish color pupils and dark colored urine mean. Also some minor weight loss?

Jaundice: Liver failure or obstruction due to stones, infection, or growth near bile duct need urgent medical evaluation if this is a new problem. ...Read more

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This morning I had burning pain in my lower abdomen and amber colored urine. The pain subsided but returned after drinking coffee; a bm didn't help. ?

This morning I had burning pain in my lower abdomen and amber colored urine. The pain subsided but returned after drinking coffee; a bm didn't help.  ?

Hard to tell but,: If urine is clear with usual smell and no burning or unusual frequency, this is not likely to be infection. What else? Possibilities include bowel problems still, urinary stone disease if pain is severe, and gyn problems in females. If continues, need an ultrasound to rule out stone disease and urinalysis to check on red cells (in stone disease) and white cells in infection. Need to visit a doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have abnormal cells in your urine?

What does it mean when you have abnormal cells in your urine?

Infection or other: It depends on what kind of abnormal cells you're talking about. White cells and blood could be from bladder or kidney infection. Blood alone could be other causes -- cancer cells can show up too. All need to be evaluated by a doctor so that you get the best care possible. Be well. ...Read more

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My urine is very dark n has an odd odor. Wat could this mean?

Dehydration: Most likely you are dehydrated following your dental procedure as concentrated urine can be very dark and penicillin can make your urine smell odd. Drink plenty of fluids and if it persists see your doctor for a urine dipstick. ...Read more

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