Liver Damage | 14 Signs & Symptoms of Liver Damage

8. Light-colored stools

Dark urine in patients with liver damage goes hand in hand with another symptom, which is light-colored stools. This is because the liver processes bilirubin, which has a dark and very strong color that taints other tissues and structures in the body. It is like a very strong dye that gives color to your feces.

Since you’re not releasing any of it to the gastrointestinal tract, it won’t taint your feces to the usual brownish color. Instead, it goes to your bloodstream and gets eliminated by the kidneys, causing dark urine. That’s why light-colored stools are commonly associated with dark urine in these patients.