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Old 12-09-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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"bathroom question", be warned...

I know it's not table talk, or even normal talk but I had a strange curiousity, not that it's a worry or anything, but I was just curious why sometimes when you urinate it is very bright flourescent yellow, while other times its much more transparent. I assume it has to do with diet, but what specifically?
thanks, and sorry! just curious!

 
Old 12-09-2004, 11:00 AM   #2
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Re: "bathroom question", be warned...

Are you taking vitamins? The bright yellow color is often from excess vitamin B6(I think).

 
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Old 12-09-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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Re: "bathroom question", be warned...

A lot of Vitamin C can concentrate in the urine too, causing bright color. Also, the better hydrated you are, generally, the lighter in color the urine.

 
Old 12-09-2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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Re: "bathroom question", be warned...

I do actually take GNC mega multi-vitamins. That must be it. Thanks!

 
Old 12-09-2004, 03:38 PM   #5
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Re: "bathroom question", be warned...

if your urine gets dark in color that means you are not drinking enough(water)..so drink drink drink..all day long..lol

 
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Re: "bathroom question", be warned...

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if your urine gets dark in color that means you are not drinking enough(water)..so drink drink drink..all day long..lol
Yes...the first thing that came to my mind was not enough water. Urine when concentrated will be darker in color...and yes, vitamins can do it too
Great answers, everybody....Goody

 
Old 12-10-2004, 09:22 AM   #7
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Re: "bathroom question", be warned...

Any vitamins will make your pee florescent yellow, its nothing to worry about.

But if your urine starts to resemble beer, then you should drink more water. You should always aim for clear pee, that way your system is being correctly flushed clean.

 
Old 12-10-2004, 09:54 AM   #8
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Re: "bathroom question", be warned...

Well I drink plenty of water...our fridges in the kitchens at work are always stocked with bottled water, so I'm never without a bottle by my side. As for the beer thing, I'm assuming that's not an issue since I do not drink.

 
Old 12-14-2004, 01:55 PM   #9
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I do actually take GNC mega multi-vitamins. That must be it. Thanks!
my doc says those mega doses are bad. i take regular old centrum plus some extra c when only when im sick.

 
Old 12-14-2004, 01:55 PM   #10
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I do actually take GNC mega multi-vitamins. That must be it. Thanks!
my doc says those mega doses are bad. i take regular old centrum plus some extra c when only when im sick.

 
Old 12-14-2004, 01:57 PM   #11
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oops sorry bout the duplicate posts. i couldnt get it through.

 
Old 12-14-2004, 02:06 PM   #12
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Also, do you notice your urine getting paler when you drink a LOT of water? Because when you only drink a little it needs to get rid of a lot of crap in your body at once, otherweise you can spread it and everytime you drink that little junk gets taken out. You see what I mean?

 
Old 12-15-2004, 01:28 AM   #13
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If your first water is dark, that's normal because you haven't drunk all night. Excess vitamin B2 (riboflavin) causes coloured water. Otherwise good old fashioned dehydration.

 
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