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What does dark colored urine tell you?

What does dark colored urine tell you?

May be dehydration: Dehydration is most common cause although some foods (such as beets) can cause this. Try increasing your water intake and if it does not resolve you should see your doctor. ...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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Everytime I go to the restroom my urine is dark and cloudy and it smells like rotten eggs. Can you tell me what's going on?

Everytime I go to the restroom my urine is  dark and cloudy and it smells like rotten eggs. Can you tell me what's going on?

Infection?: Possibly a urinary tract infection. Stay hydrated and get a urinalysis to exclude infection if you have symptoms of pain or burning or frequency. ...Read more

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I had a hystorectomy 5 weeks ago im noticing mu urine is dark?

I had a hystorectomy 5 weeks ago im noticing mu urine is dark?

See a doctor: Likely dark urine is due to dehydration, but sometimes it could be more serious. I recommend that you make an appointment with your ob/gyn physician or your primary care physician to discuss this. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my urine is dark colored and have an odor?

Why would it be that my urine is dark colored and have an odor?

Med eval: Please seek medical evaluation. Urine should not be malodorous. You may have an infection or other urologic condition. ...Read more

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What does it.Mean when ur urine is dark?

What does it.Mean when ur urine is dark?

Depends: Dark urine could just be really concentrated, or at worst be a small amount of blood. In any case, you should have this checked out. ...Read more

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Hi what does it mean when your urine is dark & only passing so much ever couple of hours is that due to dyhdration?

Hi what does it mean when your urine is dark & only passing so much ever couple of hours is that due to dyhdration?

Dark urine : If you have no medical issues with your kidney then dark urine maybe a concentrated urine. The kidneys have the capacity to concentrate and dilute urine between 100osm to almost 800-900 osm. That is the tremendous capacity of the kidney , gives us the liberty of drinking at free will. So if you have no ongoing issues like diarrhea or fluid loss, your kidneys are doing their job. ...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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Why is my urine is dark yellow in color sometimes?

Why is my urine is dark yellow in color sometimes?

Concentrates: Because its concentrated. If you don't drink enough water, your urine will darken. ...Read more

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