? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby jenchar » Tue May 06, 637659 10:09 am

My urine was cola colored with each of my severe PE experiences. I did not have HELLP syndrome, but I was spilling lots of protein. My liver tests were always normal.

Each woman goes through the symptoms of PE a little differently since we are all individuals with our own genetic makeup.

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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby princess purr » Tue May 06, 637659 8:09 am

My urine never got dark, even when I was on the cath in L & D. There was a alot less out put then normal though.

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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby lors63 » Sun May 04, 637659 4:36 pm

This is a sign of HELLP ,g et to the dr, this is seroius, this is your liver breakdwon, I almost died from this, PLEEEEZ go to the dr if you have dark urine COCA COLA PEE. I didnt know about it, you can be monitored. I was lucky , I was blessed.


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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby caryn » Fri Apr 25, 637659 1:46 am

Hi Kim, and welcome,

I agree with Jill -- at the doc's office they should check your urine and bp, and given the symptoms you're reporting here, I expect they'd want to do bloodwork to rule out any problems.

Nausea/vomiting and upper quadrant pain and dark, scanty urine are all signs that should be taken seriously -- both PE and HELLP syndrome can present with those symptoms. Please keep us posted on how things go this afternoon!

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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby jillmushet » Thu Apr 24, 637659 11:52 pm

Hi Kim: Welcome to the PF and thank you for posting. The following link is to the signs and symptoms page:

http://www.preeclampsia.org/symptoms.asp

I am not a doctor, but dark urine and flu symptoms concern me. I'm so glad you are going into the doctor today. Ask specifically about pe and request a HELLP Syndrome screen. The HELLP screen requires a blood test. Do take care and let us know how things go...

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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby accessoriz » Thu Apr 24, 637659 11:13 pm

I am 33 weeks, at 31 weeks I was having severe right upper Ab pain....so, my ob sent me to the Birth center....(Not to mention she didn't like my Braxton Hicks contractions either)....Where I was given an ultrasound of my kidneys, gallbladder, and bladder....where everything looked like it was ok....But I have noticed that since yesterday my urine is a very dark color....but, it isn't the normal I haven't had enough water look.... Plus, since the pre-term labor I have been drinking about 75 ounces of water a day....other than 3 days ago when I had what I think was the flu. I don't have any other signs of a bladder infection....Had one several years ago....I do have a doctors appt this afternoon....Anybody have any ideas in the mean time???? Any help is very much appreciated...Thanks, KIM

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The nurse's advice of eat more protein is not unusual but not advice our doctors provide. You are right--dark or cola colored urine is a very bad sign. If you experience this--even if you are not pregnant--go immediately to your doctor's office and have it checked out.



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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby princess purr » Wed May 20, 637339 5:20 am

Mine always looked normal, even when my liver and kidney's where not working right

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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby christinab » Tue Apr 28, 637339 4:58 am

i was always told that the darker your urine, the more water you need to drink. That dark urine ment you were dehydrated. i do not know how true this is. but that is what i have been told. my urine has always been pretty light during pregnancy. but i have always had problems with protein.

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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby bookworm » Tue Nov 04, 637338 7:49 pm

Did not experience this. My urine looked normal during my 24hr collection, even though it turns out my kidneys were NOT working well.

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Re : ? of the Day- Dark-colored urine?

Postby annegarrett » Tue Nov 04, 637338 7:08 pm

The nurse's advice of eat more protein is not unusual but not advice our doctors provide. You are right--dark or cola colored urine is a very bad sign. If you experience this--even if you are not pregnant--go immediately to your doctor's office and have it checked out.



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