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Dark Urine

Dark urine is darker or deeper in color (dark yellow, brown, or maroon) when compared to normal straw yellow-colored urine. It can occur as a result of certain medications, dehydration, or may be related to certain medical conditions like liver diseases, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, etc.

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I have burning pain in my penis and yellow-colored urine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have burning pain in my penis and yellow colored urine which smells like fish or ammonia. Whenever I eat hot food or hot drinks the burning increases. I would feel better after drinking water. Please give me medicine for the above problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have acute urinary tract infection. For that, you can investigate with urine routine microscopic examination. If pus cells and bacteria present then urine culture can be done for further work up. It is advisable to drink lots of water and fruit juices. Avoid the...  Read Full »

I had kidney function tests for bright yellow urine. What is the present state of my kidneys?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 76 years old. I do not feel thirsty thus I drink very little water for a long time. I was advised to take more water but I am unable to take as I need to force myself to do so. My urine used to be yellow three or four times a day whereas for the past 20 days it is always yellow in...  Read Full »


Dr. R. Rahul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the case history and the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know what kind of medication you are taking for hypertension and diabetics. Do you get a burning sensation while passing urine or fever? Kindly get back wit...  Read Full »

What is the recommended daily water intake?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. Could you provide insights into the recommended daily water intake for an individual of my age? Is there an optimal time for drinking water throughout the day? Are there guidelines on staying adequately hydrated during meals or physical activities? What are t...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As an individual, the recommended daily water intake can vary based on factors such as age, gender, activity level, and climate. However, the Institute of Medicine recommends that women should aim to drink approximately 2.7 liters (91 ou...  Read Full »

I am worried about dehydration affecting my health. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have seen that I do not consistently consume enough water throughout the day. I am concerned about the effects of dehydration on my health. Could you explain the signs and symptoms of dehydration and offer practical tips to ensure I stay adequately hydrated?Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluids than it takes in, leading to an imbalance in fluid levels. It is important to stay hydrated as water is essential for several bodily functions, including ma...  Read Full »

Why are my semen and urine yellow colored?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I am getting a yellow urine since last four to five months. What could be the reason and also my semen color is yellow. Can you help me with this? Is it because of masturbation?  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellow urine is usually due to less water intake, sweating, vitamin pills or certain foods or food color. Yellow semen is seen when you masturbate or have intercourse after a break of a few days. In both cases, there is no cause to worry if there are no other symptoms. ...  Read Full »

Does my wife's urine appear dark in the morning due to the presence of blood?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife noticed that her urine appeared dark in the morning. Is it due to the blood in the urine? I have attached the images. Should I take her to the emergency room?  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like gross hematuria, so I suggest her to go to the ER (emergency room) because she needs to undergo urine analysis and urine culture. The treatment should start with antibiotics...  Read Full »

I have pain in my right back and midline along with dark colored urine. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a pain in the right side of my back along the middle. It hurts when I sneeze, cough, or even bend down. I have not done any exercise so it could not because of a pulled muscle. It started yesterday morning and I took Ibuprofen for pain but the pain is not relieved. As the day passe...  Read Full »


Dr. Uppal Veerpal Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Back pain on the right side with dark urine can be caused by kidney problem such as pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis, cystitis, kidney stones or some other renal disorders. Please keep an eye on your blood pressure and t...  Read Full »

Does the pain in my penis shaft increase during masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor,Are you familiar with rhabdomyolysis? I work out regularly and started a new program last week. I had some usual muscle soreness that reduced in a while. However, I never experienced extreme pain or swelling. Two days ago, I woke up extremely cold in the middle of the night and thought I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Yes, rhabdomyolysis is when your muscle breaks down, and its pigment damages the kidney. Its primary treatment is hydration when done at the right time and in the right amount. In your case, it is less likely, beca...  Read Full »

My father is suffering from severe pain in the back and leg joints after a backbone injury. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to discuss my father's backbone injury. He is feeling a lot of pain in his back and leg joints where the leg joins the backbone. He did not pee well and his urine is dark red. Now he is unable to move his legs or stand on his legs. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. He has a healed fracture in the L1 vertebra but since he has not passed urine properly, so I suggest you should take him to a specialist doctor. I suggest you get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the dorse...  Read Full »

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