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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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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

Is Norfloxacin safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I have just tested positive by preganews. But, I am suffering from diarrhea and consumed a tablet of Norflox and Pan D. Will it cause any effect on my baby? Please inform me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly congratulations for having conceived. Ideally a single dose of Norfloxacin would not affect the conception in any way. But, it should be discontinued as it is a category C drug where risks have to be weighed against benefits before usage in pregnancy. So, pleas...  Read Full »

Why is my urine yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, My urine is yellow in color for the last two months. One week back, I had blood test, urinalysis and LFTs. All the reports were normal. What is the reason for the yellow color of my urine?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. High colored urine can be because of various reasons. Drinking less water in the hot weather can also cause high colored urine. Are you taking any medication? Is there any burning sensation or itching in the area? Please get ultrasound of whole abdomen speci...  Read Full »

Why do I have dark urine and burning sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, Every month I am getting some burning sensation and my urine is very dark that time. Also, I get body ache and slight fever. Now from yesterday I am having the same problem. I assumed it as when my water intake is reduced I get this problem and started drinking more water. Is this the rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whenever you do not take enough water or when you eat meat, your urine becomes concentrated. That is the reason for dark color of urine and burning sensation. If it is due to urinary tract infection, it will be persistent and become worse with passage of time. So, no need...  Read Full »

I am under Fluconazole for UTI but still my urine is dark brown in colour. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was initially diagnosed with a urinary tract infection by the presence of white blood cells in my urine. I had symptoms of a typical UTI. I was given a five days course of antibiotics, but the symptoms did not go away, followed by 2*5 days more courses of antibiotics. A urine cultur...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Went through your post. Generally, urine culture growth showing candida is not anything significant because it is a benign infection and usually does not need treatment unless a person has taken a lot of antibiotics, or is HIV positive. The white substance in urine i...  Read Full »

What test should I do for smelly and yellow urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from prostate infection for the past six months. It started with blood in urine and then burning sensation while urinating. I am also having smelly and yellow urine. Before this, I got mouth ulcers. Also, I had itching sensation throughout the body mainly in the ches...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it accompanied by joint pains? Have you done urine culture and sensitivity? Left varicocele causes should be ruled by doing a complete ultrasonography of the abdomen and CT KUB (kidney, ureter and bladder). Serum PSA (prostate specific antigen) should be checked. Have...  Read Full »

Can urine become dark due to smoking?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to smoke 10 cigarettes daily for the past two years. As of now I do not have any problem, except some pain in my throat in the early morning and it stays sore all the time. I want to know, can I have any test to check whether some harm has happened or not? I am very much afraid o...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Smoking cigarette is always injurious to health. It can cause many cancers from mouth to stomach. As you said, you have smoked since last two years, it has caused ill effects on your throat. Clinical examination of throat and general examination is must before we proceed...  Read Full »

Why am I having phimosis, yellow urine, knee pain, and constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have phimosis, yellow urine, knee pain, constipation, and lack of hunger. I am having a digestion problem. For the last three years, I went to so many different doctors but did not recover. And from the past few days, my urine turns yellow, not all the time but most probably. And al...  Read Full »


Dr. Abeer

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First for phimosis, if it is painful and bothersome, please consult a urologist for steroid cream prescription which most probably will help, otherwise, the next option is circumcision. For constipation, eat high fiber food like oatmeal, citrus fruits, barley, wheat cha...  Read Full »

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

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

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 kid's urine is hazy and chocolaty in color. Is it because of what he ate?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 5 years old and his urine is hazy and chocolaty in color. It seems heavy as well. Does it have anything to do with his eating habits or what he ate in the morning? He ate eggless chocolate cake in the morning.  Read Full »


Dr. Samreen A Urooj

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not go by the color of the urine. Always focus on the symptoms. Is there any burning sensation while passing urine? Or, increase in the frequency of urine or any lumbar area pain? If yes, then you must go for urine culture. There might be a relationship of food...  Read Full »

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