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Can interstitial cystitis cause dark yellow urine ?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

Symptoms of interstitial cystits include lower abdominal pain relieved with urination, an urge to urinate and frequent urination.
Dark yellow urine is more likely due to lack of fluid intake and concentrated urine. If a person were to limit fluids in hope of decreasing bladder pain and frequency it would result in dark urine. It would not however, be directly due to the cystitis.

In brief: Not directly

Symptoms of interstitial cystits include lower abdominal pain relieved with urination, an urge to urinate and frequent urination.
Dark yellow urine is more likely due to lack of fluid intake and concentrated urine. If a person were to limit fluids in hope of decreasing bladder pain and frequency it would result in dark urine. It would not however, be directly due to the cystitis.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
certain vitamins (B-complex) have a dye that can also turn the urine a dark/bright yellow color
Dr. Peter Corrado
good point
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Possibly

Interstitial cystitis is caused by a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder lining.
Sometimes you can get a little bleeding in the huhner's ulcers that are sometimes see with i.C. But usually urine color is related to the concentration of the urine and the byproducts of the food that has been digested. Really concentrated urine will be darker than real dilute urine.

In brief: Possibly

Interstitial cystitis is caused by a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder lining.
Sometimes you can get a little bleeding in the huhner's ulcers that are sometimes see with i.C. But usually urine color is related to the concentration of the urine and the byproducts of the food that has been digested. Really concentrated urine will be darker than real dilute urine.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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