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Question #1012 posted on 10/18/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Is it true that yellow urine means you are dehydrated?
- I. P. Cleer

A: Dear I.P.,

Dark yellow urine is a sign of a problem, but urine should not be totally clear either. "Normal" urine is yellowish.

A: Dear Adequately Hydrated:

Urine never goes completely clear, but if it's a strong yellow color (like the shade of a taillight), then you're not getting nearly enough water. Remember this outdoorsman's adage:

"The man who's peeing clear
Is a happy mountaineer."

-- The Keeping of Liquid Waste Things