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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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I've read urine color can show how hydrated you are & clear or pale yellow is best. Does that mean color in toilet (w/toilet H2O) or urine by itself?

I've read urine color can show how hydrated you are & clear or pale yellow is best. Does that mean color in toilet (w/toilet H2O) or urine by itself?

Urine = hydration: The less water is in your body, the less your kidneys are willing to allow to go to waste. If urine is darker, it usually means the body is need of more water. Drinking enough to keep the toilet water very pale after urinating is good advice for most people. Those with heart or kidney failure may need more individual instructions from their doctors. ...Read more

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Urine color shows how hydrated you are & clear or pale yellow is best. Does that mean color in toilet mixed with H2O or do I need to pee in A cup?

Urine color shows how hydrated you are & clear or pale yellow is best. Does that mean color in toilet mixed with H2O or do I need to pee in A cup?

Either: Peeing in a clear glass cup will give you the most accurate view, but you can also tell the color when the urine is diluted in the toilet bowl (it's simply a more dilute version of the color). ...Read more

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After urination, i feel that bladder is not empty so, i press bladder and small urine drops comes out.urine color doesn't matter No pain no sensation.

After urination, i feel that bladder is not empty so, i press bladder and small urine drops comes out.urine color doesn't matter No pain no sensation.

Need testing: At age 22 with your complaint you should have residual urine checked.This is to see how much urine is retained(if any) after urination. This can be done either by ultrasound or by catheter. If there is significant residual by ultrasound, urethral stricture and hypotonic(weak bladder contraction) bladder should be ruled out. Seeing a urologist would be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

Can I know based on my urine color how hydrated I am?

Yes and no.: In general, if you are well hydrated, your urine will become more dilute as your body eliminates surplus water. Urine can appear clear and colorless. 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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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

Urine Color (Definition)

Urine of an abnormal color appears different from the usual straw-yellow color. Abnormally-colored urine may be ...Read more