Dark urine, Tired: 23 Possible Causes
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What causes dark urine and tired? 23 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Dehydration

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Dehydration takes place when your body loses more fluid than you drink. The most common cause of water loss from the body is excessive sweating.

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2

Hepatitis

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It's commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis.

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3

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is the severe scarring and poor function of the liver caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections.

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4

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can be life-threatening and requires immediate treatment. The condition is sometimes called nephritis.

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5

Heat Emergencies

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Heat emergencies are health crises caused by exposure to hot weather and sun. Heat emergencies have three stages: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.

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6

Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that should be treated quickly in order to avoid complications. It is caused by bacteria that are usually spread through sexual contact. People with chlamydia often don't hav...

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7

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Damage to the liver from excessive drinking can lead to ALD. Years of alcohol abuse cause the liver to become inflamed and swollen. This damage can also cause scarring known as cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is the final stage o...

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8

G6PD Deficiency

G6PD deficiency is a genetic condition caused by a lack of the G6PD enzyme in the blood. Learn about G6PD deficiency symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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9

Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It's typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.

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10

Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

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11

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. This is an acute (short-term) type of hepatitis, which usually requires no treatment.

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12

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

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13

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation and infection of the liver. Read more about this disease that affects millions of people worldwide.

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14

Hepatitis E

The hepatitis E virus is spread most often by contaminated drinking water. It is different from the hep-A virus but the symptoms are similar. Most cases clear up on their own after a few weeks. In other cases, the viru...

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15

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D is an infection that causes the liver to become inflamed. Learn about hepatitis D symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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16

Sickle Cell Anemia

Red blood cells are normally shaped like discs, which allows them to travel through blood vessels. Sickle cell disease causes sickle cells to be sickle-shaped.

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17

Transitional Cell Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm of Ureter)

The renal pelvis and the ureter are lined with specific types of cells called transitional cells. Cancer begins in the transitional cells.

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18

Liver Cancer

Learn about liver cancer symptoms, types, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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19

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin.

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20

Idiopathic Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia (IAHA) is a serious form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Learn more about this condition.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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