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Posted by: No idea | 2007/03/29

Concentrated urine

Hi there Doc!

For the last two days I have been excreting extremely concentrated urine. There are a few confusing things about this. The first one is that it is very lumionous in colour (not just dark yellow) and even though I do take a multivitamin, this happens throughout the day and not just immediately after I take the vitamin - like normally. Also, the only things I have drunk besides water is a 1/2 glass of orange jiuce and a cup of rooibos tea - and thats in the last 3 days! I have also been eating all the food groups, but cut down on fat and onyl eat the recommened portions of carbs a day.
Do have have any idea what could be causing my urine to be so concentrated?
Thanks

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Dear Reader
Urine becomes concentrated if you do not drink adequate amounts of liquid (but you do seem to drink sufficient) or because of kidney problems. It may be a good idea to have a medical checkup if this condition persists because you could have an infection which will require medical treatment.
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DietDoc

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