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Why Is My Newborns Urine Very Dark
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
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
See below: Is urine dark yellow throughout the day or only first void of the day? Do you take vitamin b complex? Do you take any medications? First-void urine tends to be darker because we haven't been drinking during sleep. Certain b vitamins can turn urine a bright yellow color. Some meds contain tartrazine in the coating, which may color urine. If you have burning/ pain, urgency, frequency, see doc. ...Read more
It can be: Often, pregnant women may be prescribed medication, such as iron supplements which may change the appearance of the stool. Also reassess your dietary habits. Dark foods can cause this, too. "dark, tarry" stools can be an idicator of blood in the stool. See your md if this is a persistent problem & you can't identify any obvious cause. A simple test can be performed in the office or at home. ...Read more
Concentrated urine: Although classic urine color is a yellow amber, the color reflects the items the body has discarded thru the kidneys. Usually, darker urine means the baby has less fluid to discard at that moment so it is more concentrated. Certain foods, treats, or medicines may tint the urine. The diaper stain may look a little funny for a variety of reasons. Check with your doctor for specific concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is it that I have very dark brown eyes when my mum's eyes are grayish and my dad's are green?
Genetics : Eye color determination is genetically determined by your parents, with about 15 genes so far having been discovered that influence eye color. There are also various expressions of eye Color due to genetic polymorphisms. Enjoy the beautiful brown eyes that you have been blessed with! ...Read more
The passed 2 days my poo is a very very light green colour and it has hard dark green lumps in it?
No worries.: A light green stool is not abnormal. Sometimes the stool changes colors inexplicably and it does not signify anything abnormal. I would not worry about it. If you see bleeding or black stools, you need to have those evaluated immediately. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A formal evaluation: It is probably just something you are eating but to be on the safe side i would have a complete physical exam and perhaps blood tests and stool test if it persists. If the stool changes back to brown and stays that way then likely no further testing needed. ...Read more
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