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Having dark urine. Cause? Had diarrhea and frequent urination

Wondering what could be causing me to have very dark urine--either slightly red or orange--it's hard to tell. Haven't changed amount of water I drink. I also have had lighter colored mild diarrhea for the last two days. Two days before diarrhea started I had frequent sudden urges to urinate, but that has since passed. I don't take any medications. The only changes I've made to my diet recently are that I'm eating Chia seeds and trail mix with assorted nuts and dried fruit each day. I also take a multi vitamin and omega capsule each day. I'm female, age 31.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Discolored urine is often caused by medications, certain foods or food dyes. In some cases though changes in urine color may be caused by certain health problem.
Orange color urine can indicate a problem with your liver or bileduct, and also caused by dehydration.
A number of drugs can darken urine .,especially multi vitamins can turn urine orange or red.
Some brighty colored food dyes can cause dark urine.
Drink enough water
Drink coconut water twice daily.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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