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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 it mean if your urine is yellow and cloudy?

What does it mean if your urine is yellow and cloudy?

Here are some...: Yellow urine may suggest concentrated urine, effect from drug like azo-related. Cloudy urine may suggest having alkaline urine+many amorphous phosphate crystals. These changes in urine are harmless and common as long as being asymptomatic and having a normal urinalysis from a properly collected urine specimen. ...Read more

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Is it bad when your urine is yellow and your back hurts?

Is it bad when your urine is yellow and your back hurts?

Possibly: A yellow urine indicates low water intake so it is concentrated. If you have a urine infection it becomes turbid and usually there is burning on urination. Back pain in that case would suggest that the kidney is involved and inflammed which normally causes a fever with chills. If none ot that is present the two can be unrelated. ...Read more

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Recently whenever I go to bathroom my urine is yellow, just want to know if its a good sign or not?

Recently whenever I go to bathroom my urine is yellow, just want to know if its a good sign or not?

Probably okay: Yellow is generally considered a normal color for urine. Red, brown, or black urine is *not* normal.

If it seems more yellow than usual, it could be a sign that it is more concentrated. Be sure to drink plenty of water and keep an eye on things. If something still seems off, i'd recommend a visit to your doctor to do a check up and test your urine. ...Read more

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Hey male 25 every morning I wake up my urine is yellow/amber looking and smells allittle bad but later on its light yellow and no smell serious?

Hey male 25 every morning I wake up my urine is yellow/amber looking and smells allittle bad but later on its light yellow and no smell serious?

Normal: Overnight urine is more concentrated than during the day because you don't have anything to drink whilst asleep + your pituitary gland secretes anti-diuretic hormone which causes kidney to reabsorb more filtered urine at night. Both result in lower urine production & increased concentration. ...Read more

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I smoked hookah & drank on Sat. Then late yesterday nt & even now I noticed that when I wipe, my urine is yellow&slightly pink. I'm on wk 3 of BC pack

I smoked hookah & drank on Sat. Then late yesterday nt & even now I noticed that when I wipe, my urine is yellow&slightly pink. I'm on wk 3 of BC pack

Colored urine: I'd get that checked out by my primary care doctor. There are too many possibilities to list them all here. You need a physical exam and a urinalysis done first. ...Read more

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Why should I drink water when my urine is yellow?

Why should I drink water when my urine is yellow?

Hydration status.: In general, if you are well hydrated, your urine will become more dilute as your body eliminates surplus water, appearing less yellow. If you ingest foods or vitamins that color the urine, urine appearance is no longer a good gauge of hydration status. The importance of 'staying hydrated' is likely somewhat overstated, so be careful when consuming large volumes of free water. ...Read more

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My urine is yellow. Just started new vitamins. Will it happen again?

My urine is yellow. Just started new vitamins. Will it happen again?

Yes: The most common cause of changes in urine color and smell is a change in diet. New vitamins, foods, and level of water intake can have dramatic effects on the urine. ...Read more

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I have heat in my body, sometimes the color of my urine is yellow. In summer my face turns slightly red and I feel heat. What to do please help?

I have heat in my body, sometimes the color of my urine is yellow. In summer my face turns slightly red and I feel heat. What to do please help?

Overheated: Summer is a time when we have to be especially careful of the heat. True, we have a great cooling system -sweating & evaporation to cool the body, BUT we need to make sure the body has everything it needs, including enough water to run that cooling system. The body has to prioritize it's resources, so if ur not drinking enough -the urine becomes darker & ur face can become red b/c ur overheated. ...Read more

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Why is my urine yellow? I've been drinking water all this week and since a day ago until now my urine is yellow. I'm fine, nothing's wrong, no pain everywhere

Why is my urine yellow? I've been drinking water all this week and since a day ago until now my urine is yellow. I'm fine, nothing's wrong, no pain everywhere

Here are some...: The most common reason to have yellowish urine is having a good kidney function to effectively concentrate your urine so to automatically regulate our need for water. Other than this, few kinds of drugs, veggies, supplements may also alter urine color. So, get urine from properly collection checked so to at least assure no UTI or blood or inflammation. ...Read more

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I'm on aviane pills, my urine is yellow-cloudy and has a strong smell in the mornings. I have no pain or itching and I drink water. Is it serious?

I'm on aviane pills, my urine is yellow-cloudy and has a strong smell in the mornings. I have no pain or itching and I drink water. Is it serious?

Almost definitely no: Although cloudy urine is often associated with infection, the lack of painful urination and the urge to urinate frequently speak strongly against your having an infection. However, if it persists for more than 10-14 days, ask your doctor to order a urinalysis. ...Read more

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I have had bad indigestion tried remedies had all day urine is yellow and pain in tummy extremely bad also violent diorhea.?

I have had bad indigestion tried remedies had all day urine is yellow and pain in tummy extremely bad also violent diorhea.?

?? gastroenteritis?: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. Start w clear liquid like water, > ...Read more

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My urine is yellow but I mostly drink water. Why is this? Can an std or hiv cause this?

My urine is yellow but I mostly drink water. Why is this? Can an std or hiv cause this?

Normal, not STD/HIV: Yellow urine is normal, with depth of color due mostly to fluid intake. Dark yellow, orange, or brown can indicate liver disease and orher problems. If otherwise healthy, you can make your urine lighter or darker by the amount of fluids you drink. HIV or STDs don't alter urine color. But since your topic tags show STDs are on your mind, see a doctor or clinic for exam and STD testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is a brownish yellow color and period is late 2-3 days having PMS like nausea, stomach cramps peeing a lot virgin?

What does it mean when your urine is a brownish yellow color and period is late 2-3 days having PMS like nausea, stomach cramps peeing a lot virgin?

1 of 3 likely: The brown is old blood, either from bladder (infection) or picked up on way out. Symptoms might be vaginal or bladder infection (not std), or missed period, or combination of the three. See your dr/gun/urgent care for exam w/pelvic, testing and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is a light green & or a pail yellow?

What does it mean when your urine is a light green & or a pail yellow?

Green: Rarely green urine can be caused by a bacterial infection called pseudomonas. Pail yellow is normal. ...Read more

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What does dark yellow urine mean?

Dehydration: Dark yellow urine is a result of dehydration. The kidneys are trying to retain more water. As long as it doesn't burn, all you would need to do is drink more water. ...Read more

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

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 it mean when urine appears very bright, almost neon yellow?

What does it mean when urine appears very bright, almost neon yellow?

Not much: The urine color typically reflects its concentration and contents. As long as there are no other symptoms, it isn't a big deal. The more concentrated the urine...The more yellow (typically). This is why urine is almost clear after hitting the bottle too hard as it really dilutes the urine. ...Read more

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I have been really nauseous for 3 days along with bright yellow urine. What could that mean?

I have been really nauseous for 3 days along with bright yellow urine. What could that mean?

Dehydration?: See your doctor to find out the cause of your nausea and get treated for it. When the nausea goes away you take more fluid in and color improves. ...Read more

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I have been having bright yellow (almost green) urine. What could this mean? How can I fix it?

Urine: Bright yellow urine is not necessarily abnormal and can be seen after taking some B vitamins or not drinking enough fluids. If you have further concerns have your physician order a urinalysis. ...Read more

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What could dark yellow urine in babies mean?

What could dark yellow urine in babies mean?

Concentrated urine: Concentrated urine means that you need to hydrate more. In the baby, it means you should try to get them to take more fluids. Babies should only drink breast milk or formula, 24-32 ounces a day, if under 6 months. Up to 6 ounces of juice can be added at 6 months. That usually takes care of fluid requirements. ...Read more

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Urine Is Yellow (Definition)

Yellow urine is the presumed normal condition in which a person's urine (pee) has a yellowish color. However, there are many problems that don't change the urine's color, including sugar in the urine, protein in the urine, white blood cells ...Read more