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If urine is dark yellow, is that dehydration or excess vitamins?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Both are possible

Other causes are jaundice or small amounts of blood.
If it persists despite good hydration you should definitely have a urinalysis performed and see your primary care provider.

In brief: Both are possible

Other causes are jaundice or small amounts of blood.
If it persists despite good hydration you should definitely have a urinalysis performed and see your primary care provider.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cannot be sure

Dark yellow urine can be caused by dehydration, vitamins (even if not in excess), other medications, certain foods, and disease states.
A simple way one might check this would be to ensure adequate hydration and stop taking vitamins. If the urine color improves within a day or two, one might resume vitamin consumption and see how the urine appears. If the problem persists, seek medical attention.

In brief: Cannot be sure

Dark yellow urine can be caused by dehydration, vitamins (even if not in excess), other medications, certain foods, and disease states.
A simple way one might check this would be to ensure adequate hydration and stop taking vitamins. If the urine color improves within a day or two, one might resume vitamin consumption and see how the urine appears. If the problem persists, seek medical attention.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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