My Urine Is Dark Orange. What Is Going On?


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Nicole Manion Profile
Nicole Manion answered
Urine of an abnormal color will appear different from the usual straw-yellow color. Abnormally-colored urine may also be cloudy, dark, or blood-tinged. See also - urine, bloody or dark. Any changes in urine color, or the presence of an abnormal urine color that cannot be linked to the consumption of a food or drug, should be reported to the doctor. This is particularly important if it happens for longer than a day or two, or if there are repeated episodes. Some dyes used in candy may be excreted in the urine, and a wide variety of drugs can discolor the urine.

Dark yellow or orange urine can be caused by recent use of laxatives or consumption of B complex vitamins or carotene. Orange urine is often caused by pyridium (used in the treatment of urinary tract infections), rifampin, and warfarin.

Cloudy, murky, or turbid urine is characteristic of a urinary tract infection, which may also have a rather nasty smell. Murky urine may also be caused by the presence of bacteria, mucus, white blood cells or red blood cells, epithelial cells, fat, or phosphates.

Dark brown or clear urine is characteristic of a liver disorder such as acute viral hepatitis or cirrhosis which you should report to your Doctor as soon as possible.

Pink, red, or smoky brown urine can be a side effect of a medication or may be caused by the recent consumption of beets, blackberries or certain food colorings. It is also characteristic of a urinary tract disorder where bleeding occurs from problems such as cystitis, enlarged prostate, kidney cancer, bladder tumor, tuberculosis, bladder stones, kidney infection, Wilms' tumor (in children), or hypernephroma. Hemolytic anemia and porphyria can also cause urine to take on these colors. It may also occur after trauma to the kidneys or urinary tract.

Green or blue urine is due to the effect of artificial color in food or drug. It may also result from medications including amitriptyline, indomethacin, and doxorubicin.
emma danish Profile
emma danish answered
It may be a water infection or you could be dehydrated if you don't drink enough if you were in pain around your middle and shoulders with orange coloured urine it could be a gallstone problem or kidney stone see your gp for further advice if things continue
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Anonymous answered
It could be an infection or you might have burst a testicle (VERY UNLIGHTLY) if it continues for a few day I would definitely go see you gp.
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ray of light answered
The abdominal pain and dark urine color are symptoms of some diseases. It can be due to the result of an infection or due to the use of some medicines. I advise you to visit a doctor for differential diagnosis with urine test and liver function blood tests.

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