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    What causes light brown urine while experiencing dehydration?

Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: Can Tumeric and or dehydration make my urine a light brown??? Also I really hurt my back a couple weeks ago..
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Dehydration can change colour of urine

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.

Yes many foods and dehydration can change colour of urine to dark brown. Turmeric, if cooked, does not cause colour change. If it is taken raw, it can have some effect. Back injury, if it involved soft tissue/muscle damage can also cause urine colour changes.

Fish oil can also cause some changes in gastrointestinal flora and may result in stool and urine colour changes. Rarely it may cause intestinal bleeding.

Urine colour changes should not be a cause of concern unless accompanied by other symptoms.

Hope that answers your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 25 minutes later
Thank you for your answer,Doc.!! No more questions for now...going to my family Doc. today!!
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sure visit your family doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Yes please. You can visit your family physician and get atleast a urinalysis done. Lets see if something shows up on it.

You can upload the reports for me to view.

Dr Vaishalee
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