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am i dehydrated?

i feel nauseated and my urine is almost orange. and ive been getting headaches. i havent seen the dr yet but people have told me lots of differnt things. just wondering what the heck is goin on.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Jan. 28, 2009 in Health

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  • Can't really say. Usually if you are dehydrated you don't urinate hardly at all. No moisture in your mouth, your skin is dry and cracked, especially your lips. Definitely go and see the doctor!! Are you drinking enough water?? At least 8 8ounce glasses of water is recommended.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Orange urine. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    * Certain foods or drinks
    o Beets - turn urine reddish
    o Borscht (beet soup) - turn urine reddish
    o Blackberries - may lead to red urine
    o Rhubarb - can cause orange urine
    o Senna - can lead to orange urine
    * Blood in urine - see causes of blood in urine
    * Dehydration - causes darker urine or even a gold-color urine
    * Bile in urine - causes a tea-like or mahogany color.
    * Jaundice - causes bile in urine


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dehydration includes the 36 symptoms listed below:

    * Thirst
    * Dry mouth
    * Dry tongue
    * Fatigue
    * Dark colored urine
    * Infrequent urination
    * Reduced urine
    * Dry skin
    * Loose skin
    * Wrinkled skin
    * Rapid pulse
    * Rapid breathing
    * Muscle cramps
    * Muscle weakness
    * Sunken eyes
    * Light-headedness
    * Rapid heartbeat
    * Rapid breathing
    * Confusion
    * Loss of consciousness

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:05 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • I speak from experience. Your urine should be the color of straw and clear. If its dark colored you are very dehydrated-start drinking tons of water or you are possibly going to get a bladder infection. You could just have the flu and be dehydrated hence you have the headache and nausea. If your urine doesn't get lighter in color and you have any cloudiness see a doctor for a urine test to rule out bladder or kidney infection. There should be no foul smell to the urine either. I have had MANY bladder infections and a large large kidney stone that also caused many bladder and kidney infections. Do you have a fever???

    Answer by cabinlover at 10:17 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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