If Urine could Talk!!! This is What it would say about its Colour
It can be alarming to see blood – red urine colour the toilet bowl, or green, blue, cloudy. Most of the time, however, there’s a non – threatening explanation for urine that comes in all the colors of the rainbow.
Some medications, laxatives, chemotherapy drugs, and even food can change the color of your urine.
- Pale Yellow Urine colour –
Healthy urine is 96% water, with just a few other waste products. If your urine were in bottle, you should be able to read a paper or a pad computer you hold on the other side of it.
- Completely Clear –
Did you take “pee pills” or diuretics? Rarely, it can result from diabetes insipid us. Completely clear urine is extremely diluted, so it is very probable you drank too much water.
- Orange or Dark Yellow colour–
The most common cause is dehydration! Orange urine can also be a sign of hepatitis. Do you eat too much food with beta – carotene?
- Bright, Neon – Yellow Urine colour–
Usually this is a result of vitamin and nutritional supplements overdose. Your body cannot store large amounts of Vitamin B2, so the excess tends to be excreted all at once.
- Blue Urine colour–
Have you consumed food made with blue dyes, such as frosting or candy? Blue urine is also caused by use of methylene blue, which is injected in case of accidental poisoning with cyanide or used to treat urinary tract infections.
- Green Urine colour –
Most commonly the result of bacteria, transferred to the urinary tract when toilet paper is applied with a forward motion rather than a backward motion. People who have liver cancer can have green urine. People who drink huge amounts of green tea have green urine – it is noted after toxic exposure to the pesticide parquet. The anesthetic protocol can cause green urine, as can medications for Parkinson’s disease.
- Purple Urine colour –
Purple urine usually results from a disease called porphyria, which affects about 30,000 people, mostly in the UK and South Africa. Porphyria was the cause of the infamous “madness of King George III” of Britain.
- Red or Pink Urine colour–
Reddish urine is most common due to bleeding in the urinary tract, which can be caused by kidney stones, blows to the kidneys or bladder, or, in rare cases, cancer of the bladder of kidneys.
- Brown or Black Urine colour–
Eating certain kinds of beans, especially fava beans, causes darkening of the urine because of their dopamine content. Certain medications for Parkinson’s disease likewise have this effect. Taking laxatives made with senna (in the US and UK, Sennecot) can also darken the urine.
- Cloudy or White Urine colour –
Cloudy urine usually indicates a bacterial infection. Men sometimes have cloudy or foamy urine after sex, or when they are abstinent from ejaculation for long periods.
- Foamy Urine –
Foamy urine can result from the same causes as cloudy urine, or it can indicate spillover of protein from severely diseased kidneys.
Talk to your Doctor, if –
- Urine colour change lasts longer than a couple of days.
- You keep seeing the same color in your urine.