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What is the difference between yellow urine and clearish urine?

What is the difference between yellow urine and clearish urine?

Relative dilution: The gradient of colorless -> yellow urine is based, among other factors, on the relative dilution of the excreted waste. Increasing intake of water leads the kidneys to excrete more water for the same amount of excreted waste thereby diluting urine color to be lighter "clearish". Vitamin intake also makes urine yellow. Please note, "clearish", vs cloudy, is a different issue with different causes. ...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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In May 2015 vita D was 22. I take 2k daily during winter but decided to double dosage every other day. Just noticed now urine bright yellow. Stop it?

In May 2015 vita D was 22. I take 2k daily during winter but decided to double dosage every other day. Just noticed now urine bright yellow. Stop it?

Vitamin D deficiency: 1, 000 international units (IU) of Vitamin D will typically raise 25OH D level by 10ng/mL (30-100ng/mL is considered normal reference range). Vitamin D supplementation does not affect urine color. But vitamin B supplements can turn urine bright yellow. ...Read more

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My biilirubin is 3.5 and sgpt is 99. All hepatistis a, b and c are tested negative. No yellowing of urine or uncomfort. What can be problem.?

My biilirubin is 3.5 and sgpt is 99. All hepatistis a, b and c are tested negative. No yellowing of urine or uncomfort. What can be problem.?

Can't tell: Bilirubin is breakdown product of red blood cells. May be elevated when many rbc's are being destroyed, when liver does not adequately pick up or process, or when unable to excrete. Numbers like this could represent a variety of conditions. To make sense out of these it is important to know your history, other lab values, and how these values are changing over time. ...Read more

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Side affects of a hep b vaccine include a yellow urine specimen?

Side affects of a hep b vaccine include a yellow urine specimen?

Yellow normal: The normal color of urine is yellow. If dilute it may be very pale. I don't consider this a side effect of anything. ...Read more

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Why is my urine dark yellow?

Why is my urine dark yellow?

Dark yellow urine: In an otherwise healtyy person, it represents a concentrated urine. Drinking plenty of water should dilute the urine and will not appear as yellow.
There are other rare conditions that may cause a dark urine. ...Read more

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Why is my urine bright yellow?

Why is my urine bright yellow?

Vitamins: Usually, urine is a clear, sparkling, lemon color. Daily multi-vitamins could cause your urine to have more of a fluorescent yellow color. With liver disease, your urine would be more of a dark color. With heart disease, you may have a lighter color to the urine. A trial off otc meds may clear up your urine - if it doesn't, then you may consider getting a urinalysis to guide you. ...Read more

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Is clear or yellow urine normal?

Is clear or yellow urine normal?

Clear better.: We're supposed to be drinking enough water daily to make our urine almost clear. A yellow urine suggests that you'd need to drink more water. It's a way to assess your hydration, especially in the summer months when we tend to lose more fluids. ...Read more

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What can cause urine to be yellow?

What can cause urine to be yellow?

Urobilins, additives: Urobilins are usually responsible for the yellow color to the urine. It is a breakdown product of billirubin, which is formed in the disposal of heme from old red blood cells. Hydration will dilute these compounds, and the urine will appear more colorless. Ingested foods dyes, medications, & vitamins can cause a deep yellow color as well. ...Read more

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How come urine is a yellow colour?

How come urine is a yellow colour?

Urobilins.: Urobilins impart the yellow color to the urine. It is a breakdown product of billirubin, which is formed in the disposal of heme from old red blood cells. ...Read more

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What causes my urine to be so yellow?

What causes my urine to be so yellow?

Normal variation: The color of one's urine is a reflection of one's state of hydration and how one's body uses water. The more hydrated one is, the clearer the color and the greater the urinary frequency. On the other hand, darker yellow urine is associated with dehydration and less urinary frequency. Vitamin b2 (riboflavin), present in most multivitamins, is what imparts a more colorful yellow/orange urine. ...Read more

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Should my baby's urine be dark yellow?

Should my baby's urine be dark yellow?

No: In general, urine should be clear to pale yellow. Dark yellow or strong smelling urine is often a sign of being somewhat dehydrated. Try increasing fluids and see how the urine responds. If it stays dark yellow in spite of increased fluid intake and baby is urinating at least 5-6 times per 24 hours, you may have to have your doctor examine the baby and their urine for other issues. ...Read more

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Can "osteosoft" tablet cause yellow urine?

Can "osteosoft" tablet cause yellow urine?

Here are some...: Food supplements are poorly regulated and highly touted for marketing, and many of them contain some ingredients causing yellow urine especially those with vitamin B complex. In fact, your personal experience with a biweekly off-and-on trial schedule will prove something to you yes or not. More? Ask doc.... ...Read more

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What is the problem when urine it too yellow?

What is the problem when urine it too yellow?

Dehydration: Dehydration can cause your urine to be darker in color or much more yellow when it gets concentrated. ...Read more

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Why is my urine bright yellow all of a sudden?

Why is my urine bright yellow all of a sudden?

Color = content: Usually it's just concentrated but can be from foods (vit c). ...Read more

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What medicines cause urine tobe bright yellow?

What medicines cause urine tobe bright yellow?

Various: Concentrated urine can be yellow, also some dyes in vitamins and other pills can turn the urine yellow. ...Read more

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Why does my urine look like a bright yellow color?

Why does my urine look like a bright yellow color?

B vitamins usually: The b's give a bright, almost fluorescent or iridescent yellow color to urine as they are excreted ( (a reminder that they are water soluble, so mega doses must wash through you)). ...Read more

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Is it good or bad if urine is clear and not yellow?

Is it good or bad if urine is clear and not yellow?

The color of urine: That almost sounds like the title of a movie.... In general clear urine means that the dilution is affected by the use of excess fluids, caffeine or other diuretic. This can be seen with alcohol and caffeinated beverages, and when drinking large amounts of other fluids. In an of itself, clear urine is not a disease or symptom of a disease. ...Read more

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What does yellow coloured urine shows about health?

What does yellow coloured urine shows about health?

Maybe normal: Urine is supposed to be yellow, of course. Pumpkin-yellow urine may indicate jaundice due to liver disease or blood disease. Vitamin supplements can deepen the yellow color of urine too. ...Read more

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How come my urine in the morning is dark and yellow?

How come my urine in the morning is dark and yellow?

See below: Overnight, your body holds onto water. That causes your urine to be darker in color when you awake. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a smelling urine and very yellow?

What is the cause of a smelling urine and very yellow?

Urine: The symptoms you describe may be caused by dehydration or a uti, you may want to consider getting a urinalysis/std test at your doctors office ...Read more

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Should me urine be yellow or clear, one which is healthiest?

Should me urine be yellow or clear, one which is healthiest?

The Color of Urine: Urine changes depending on your hydration status, what you have eaten, what medication and what vitamins you are one. Yellow to clear are both normal and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it true that healthy urine supposed to be clear or yellow?

Is it true that healthy urine supposed to be clear or yellow?

Both: Well-hydrated urine is clear (as in not hazy or cloudy) but also is very light yellow to almost colorless. Some fluctuation is normal throughout the day. ...Read more

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If the urine coměs in yellow color what could be the problem.?

If the urine coměs in yellow color what could be the problem.?

Usually nothing: Urine is generally yellow. However, the degree of yellow may change on various factors such as taking vitamins, hydration, and the foods one is eating. These are generally not a problem unless one has symptoms. The urine may become a darker yellow with liver disease from jaundice but this diagnosis is usually evident. ...Read more

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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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I have sweet smelling urine. Yellow and cloudy. Symptoms for about 2 1/2 months?

I have sweet smelling urine. Yellow and cloudy. Symptoms for about 2 1/2 months?

Possible diabetes: Sweet smelling or tasting urine generally means there is sugar [glucose] in the urine. Your blood glucose needs to be above about 160 for there to be sugar in the urine. Although there are other problems that could cause this, they are essentially rare relative to Diabetes. This needs to be evaluated as soon as possible, if only to rule out diabetes ...Read more

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Why is my urine dark yellow most of the times though some times its clear? Am worried.

Why is my urine dark yellow most of the times though some times its clear? Am worried.

Hydration: dark urine usually means not enough hydration or water in your diet. You urine becomes very concentrated. At other times, when its lighter, you are having enough. Aim for 16 ounces (one bottle) at least three times a day of water, in addition to fresh fruits and veggies- which are high in water content. Best of health ...Read more

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Is yellow (concentrated)urine dangerous? Anything to be worried? Any possible health issues?

Is yellow (concentrated)urine dangerous? Anything to be worried? Any possible health issues?

Depends: Urine is usually yellow of different concentration. Depends if its cloudy or clear, foul smelling or normal urine smell. Intensity of color is a matter of concentration. Drink more water and if color gets lighter probably you are ok. It's worth to have your urine checked, also your kidney functions. Sometimes certain foods can change color and smell of your urine ...Read more

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My urine is extremely yellow and the toilet tissue is also when I wipe what could cause this?

My urine is extremely yellow and the toilet tissue is also when I wipe what could cause this?

Urine color: Most of the time if peoples urine is very yellow it is because they are slightly dehyrdrated. If the quantity of urine hasn't decreased and there isn't any pain or feeling sick that is probably what is going on. If it persists or there are other symptoms then the person should see a doctor to have their urine tested. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of having yellow urine? It's been this way for more than four months.

What are possible causes of having yellow urine? It's been this way for more than four months.

Diet & hydration: Urine color is caused by the breakdown of bile pigments. Your diet, vitamins, hydration may affect the color of your urine. ...Read more

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What is the normal human urine's color? Mine is a bit dark yellow. Do I have problem? And if yes, what is that?

What is the normal human urine's color? Mine is a bit dark yellow. Do I have problem? And if yes, what is that?

Urine: Urine color changes based on foods you have eaten or not eaten and how much fluids you are ingesting. You are normal. ...Read more

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I have 3 boys. I was cleaning under toilet lid I noticed that some urine dried dark yellow/brown. No one is complaining or sick. Normal?

I have 3 boys. I was cleaning under toilet lid I noticed that some urine dried dark yellow/brown. No one is complaining or sick. Normal?

Personal wipes/wash: I agree: this is maladaptive learned behavior:so like washing hands, keep sanitary antispetic wipes or personal hygiene wipes by the toilet along with a sign:"clean up you mess" and wash your hands". Also a good time for the "lid down" lecture. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does dark yellow urine mean?

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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Can lansopazole make your urine yellow and smell?

Can lansopazole make your urine yellow and smell?

I don't know: I would discuss this further with your prescribing provider. Lansoprazole has been linked to interstitial nephritis, crystal urine and urinary retention. ...Read more