Dark urine is deeper in color than urine that is usually straw to yellow in color. Darker urine can be different colors, but is usually brown, deep yellow, or maroon. However, it can vary significantly depending on hydration level, food consumed, or when some
medications are taken. Color change can also be caused by certain diseases.
What to do if you have dark colored urine?
If you observe urine that seems darker than usual, first make sure you drink enough water as it is the most common reason for it. If you have eaten a food or taken a medicine known to tint urine brown, you’ve likely found your cause. If not, be on the lookout for other symptoms. For example, if your urine is dark brown and you also notice a yellowing of your skin and eyes, see your doctor. These could be signs of a liver problem.