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What is the difference between yellow urine and clearish urine?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. James Krick
Urology

In brief: Dilution

Color is mostly a reflection of level of hydration.
Some medications or supplements (vitamin b) can also effect color.

In brief: Dilution

Color is mostly a reflection of level of hydration.
Some medications or supplements (vitamin b) can also effect color.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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