COLORS OF URINE

COLORS OF URINE 1. TRANSPARENT Colorless urine may indicate over-hydration. While not as dangerous as dehydration, over-hydration can dilute essential salts, such as electrolytes, creating a problematic chemical imbalance in the blood.    2. PALE STRAW COLOR  Normal, healthy, well-hydrated   3. TRANSPARENT YELLOW Normal.   4. DARK YELLOW Normal, but suggestive of mild dehydration   5. AMBER OR HONEY Possibly dehydrated   6. LIGHT ORANGE Possibly dehydrated, but may also be caused by liver or bile duct problems, consumed food dyes or the excretion of excess B vitamins from bloodstream.   7. ORANGE Some medications, such as rifampin or phenazopyridine, can cause this coloration.   8. DARK ORANGE OR BROWN A possible symptom of jaundice, rhabdomyolysis or Gilbert’s syndrome. Also caused by severe dehydration. 9. PINK For some people, eating beets, blueberries or rhubarb can do this. On the other hand, a pinkish hue might be a first indicator of a bigger problem.   10. RED This color could be a worrisome sign of many things. Blood in the urine, called hematuria, can be benign, idiopathic or a sign of a kidney stone, infection or tumor in the urinary tract. It may signal a problem with the prostate. Or possible lead or mercury poisoning, Or a group of rare inherited disorders known as porphyrias. Red urine is a red flag for medical intervention.   11. GREEN Eating asparagus does this for some people, though many more people note the vegetable’s odorous effect upon their urine. Some medications and food dyes produce harmless green urine too, but it can also signal a bacterial infection in the urinary tract. Ask your doctor.   12. BLUE Some medications and food dyes produce bluish urine. So too does a rare inherited metabolic disorder known as familial hypercalcemia or “blue diaper syndrome,” which is characterized by incomplete intestinal breakdown of tryptophan, a dietary nutrient.   13. DARK BROWN OR BLACK  Benign causes include ingesting large amounts of rhubarb, fava beans or aloe. Some medications darken urine too. More worrisome, however, are potential causes like copper or phenol poisoning or melanoma, which can result in blackish urine called melanuria.   14. WHITE OR MILKY This may be caused by an overabundance of certain minerals, such as calcium or phosphate, a urinary tract infection or excessive proteins.

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