The urine color varies in a healthy individual from clear to pale yellow to dark yellow depending on his water
intake, diet and medications. This does not reflect any illness. However, if the urine is persistently dark
yellow in color then it could be due to dehydration or due to any medication or due to liver and gall bladder
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) can occur due to raised PSA or BHP or due to inflammation or infection in
the body. Nocturia is also a part of LUTS. However, nocturia can occur due to many other causes as well such
as diabetes, adrenal gland problem, bladder neck obstruction, infection, or drinking excess water. So if
nocturia is due to infection, then yes, taking medications to control infection will take care of nocturia. If
nocturia is due to raised PSA (and so a part of LUTS) then the cause of raised PSA will need to be determined
(cancer, BHP or prostatitis). Once the cause is treated nocturia will be controlled. BHP and prostatitis can
be managed with medications, but cancer of prostate may require surgery. If the nocturia is due to diabetes or
adrenal gland problem then this will need to be treated with medications.
Brownish discoloration of urine can be due to infection (UTI generally), kidney disease, kidney stone,
hepatitis and bladder cancer. Hence appropriate tests should be done to rule out these causes one by one.
Treating the cause may help control nocturia as well. So, it is difficult to say whether nocturia will go or
not with the medications prescribed to you. Nocturia is a symptom - the underlying cause has to be found and
treated for it to go away completely. Sometimes, despite a correct diagnosis and treatment, nocturia persists.
In these cases it is worthwhile to test urine through special cultures for TB or fungal infection or atypical
bacteria as these may be the cause of LUTS and nocturia. Please discuss this with your doctor. Please feel
free to ask anything else you may want to know. Take care!