Your question: What does dark urine mean in a child?

Why is my daughter’s urine so dark?

We call this being “hydrated”. If your urine is dark yellow, that means there’s less water, and a relatively high amount of urobilin. It probably means you haven’t been drinking enough water and could be dehydrated.

What can dark urine indicate?

Medical conditions. Some liver and kidney disorders and some urinary tract infections can turn urine dark brown. Extreme exercise. Muscle injury from extreme exercise can result in pink or cola-colored urine and kidney damage.

What color is urine when your kidneys are failing?

When kidneys are failing, the increased concentration and accumulation of substances in urine lead to a darker color which may be brown, red or purple. The color change is due to abnormal protein or sugar, high levels of red and white blood cells, and high numbers of tube-shaped particles called cellular casts.

Why is my pee so dark and smelly?

Dehydration occurs when you don’t drink enough fluids. If you’re dehydrated, you may notice that your urine is a dark yellow or orange color and smells like ammonia.

Why is my urine so dark in the morning?

Because people tend to sleep for several hours without having a drink, their urine is normally darker when urinating first thing in the morning. Darker urine during the day or evening may be one of the signs that someone is dehydrated meaning they are not drinking enough fluids.

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What could it mean if your urine is purple?

Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is rare disease entity, occurs predominantly in constipated women, chronically catheterized and associated with bacterial urinary infections that produce sulphatase/phosphatase. The etiology is due to indigo (blue) and indirubin (red) or to their mixture that becomes purple.

What color is urine with liver problems?

Urine that is dark orange, amber, cola-coloured or brown can be a sign of liver disease. The colour is due to too much bilirubin building up because the liver isn’t breaking it down normally. Swollen abdomen (ascites).