High Colored Urine

High-colored or dark urine results when the amount of water is less compared to the waste excreted in the urine. Dark urine is seen in dehydration, hemolytic anemia, urinary tract infections, hepatitis C, and while taking medicines like Rifampin, Warfarin, Chlorpromazine, Thioridazine, Amitriptyline, and Metronidazole.

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What is the reason behind yellow urine for three months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from yellowish urine from the last three months. I already got treatment for fatty liver and I personally take Liv-52 for my liver issue, but still, the problem has not gone properly. I have also done USG, total bilirubin, LFT, KFT, etc. There is no issue of jaundice bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is mild unconjugated jaundice. The causes are hemolytic anemia, Gilbert syndrome. There is no harm of these disorders, the liver is fine, no need to take any medication. We just need to confirm the diagnosis. For that, we need to do investigations, a little bit cos...  Read Full »

My husband is type 2 diabetic, and he has not had a bowel movement for the past two days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has not had a bowel movement in two days. His urine is close to brown. When he lays down, there is a pressure on his head. When he stands up, he is dizzy and off balance. He drank close to a gallon of water yesterday and did not have the bowel all day. He did go it once but,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your predominant complaints are constipation, giddiness on standing and discoloration of urine. Let me explain each. In diabetes, constipation could be due to diabetic gastropathy, in which the movement of the intestine is slow. It does not, however, happen suddenly. A...  Read Full »

My semen is yellow in colour and thinner in consistency. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, Why is there urine in my semen, especially when I have not ejaculated for more than three days? Why is my urine yellow or greenish? Even if I drink a lot, it does not get clear. Why do I feel a strong urge to urinate when having anal intercourse? My current medications are Sertraline ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Color of semen depends on how many days you have not ejaculated. The longer the duration, more is the yellowness in colour and thickness in consistency. Your second question is that the urine never gets transparent. The answer to this is the color of urine in ...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and give your opinion on my renal calculi and dark-colored urine.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male with no comorbidities. I have been experiencing pain in the pubic region with on and off dark-colored urine for the last three weeks. Abdominal ultrasound shows renal calculi of size 3.5 mm and 4.2 mm in the left kidney and 5.2 mm in the right kidney with the m...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Obstruction due to ureteric stone will need further evaluation with a CT KUB (computed tomography of kidney ureter bladder). It is likely to get UTI (urinary tract infection), so it is better to have urine analysis and culture. Management of the stone depends on the size...  Read Full »

I have pain in the suprapubic region, and my reports show renal calculi and prostatomegaly. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having on and off episodes of red-colored urine with suprapubic pain. My ultrasound report shows renal calculi with mild dilated pelvicalyceal system and grade 1 prostatomegaly. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason for your red-colored urine might be an obstruction or stone. I suggest you do a complete urine analysis, urine culture, and a flexible cystoscopy to get a clear picture of your illness. Regards.  Read Full »

Although I have normal test results, I suffer from persistent UTI. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from UTI from last six months. All my tests are normal, but the symptoms are not going away.  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should have uploaded the last urine routine examination and culture reports. Do you have any medical comorbidity like diabetes? If UTI (urinary tract infection) is there for so long, it should be investigated thoroughly. So, get an ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and ...  Read Full »

Does dark-colored urine occur due to a side effect of asthma medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 years old female, who weighs 63 kg and I am 5.4 feet tall. Since a year, I have been suffering from very strange symptoms like dark yellow urine (very deep yellow and sometimes turbid and cloudy in appearance), yellowish eyes, very sour taste in the mouth throughout the day, in...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your case seems to be complicated. In the case of yellow urine and yellow sclera with weakness, first, we should rule out hemolytic anemia and jaundice. Jaundice can be from hep...  Read Full »

My urine color remains yellow for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to get mouth ulcers and throat infections frequently for one and half month, then my chest, back, and palm started itching. After which, I started getting blood in urine, and burning sensation during urination. My urine color changed to yellow, and it started to smell a lot. I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history and complaints are suggestive of UTI (urinary tract infection), either resolved or partially treated. The color of urine is not a factor in deciding the status of the infection. Most people have an inherent tendency for yellow colored urine, which has noth...  Read Full »

Does myoglobinuria affect the kidneys?

Query: Hi doctor, High abdomen exercise resulted back and thigh stiffness and pain. For pain, I had heat application, but no medicines. It was bearable. I ate five to six mangoes at night. My urine and other things were normal. The next day, I had Diclofenac in the morning as muscles were more stiff at t...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan .g

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, nothing will happen to your kidneys. All you need to do is just check your creatinine and urine deposits. Even if there is myoglobinuria (muscle destruction result in the presence of myoglobin in urine), it usually settles with adequate hydrat...  Read Full »

My urine is foul-smelling and dark. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had every STD screen known to man and kidney function tests, my urine is foul smelling and dark. This has been an ongoing issue for a year and it has started to affect my life. I have tried everything. Antibiotics, hydration, douche, apple cider vinegar, AZO pills, yeast infect...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Foul smelling and dark urine is indicative of cystitis with highly concentrated urine. If there is no blood or hematuria then renal pathology is unlikely or calculus. You need to take at least 3 to 4 liters of water daily and foul smell is often vaginal and not in urin...  Read Full »

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