The Color Of Your Urine Can Tell If You Are Healthy Or Not

The Color Of Your Urine Can Tell If You Are Healthy Or Not

There are many ways to know what is the status of your health. One of this is based on the color of your urine. Did you ever wonder that every time you urinate it changes color. These different colors indicates if you are healthy or not.

Different color variations of urine and their meaning:

Bloody urine is termed hematuria (Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the urine. It may be idiopathic or benign, or it can be a sign that there is a kidney stone or a tumor in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, and urethra), ranging from trivial to lethal. If white blood cells are found in addition to red blood cells, then it is a signal of urinary tract infection.) a symptom of a wide variety of medical conditions. Note: when you have a bloody urine immediately consult a doctor.

Dark orange to brown urine can be symptom of jaundice, rhabdomyolysis, or Gilbert's syndrome. This color may indicate that you have one of these. So it is best to consult a doctor when you have this type of urine.

Pink urine is the result of eating beetroots.

Green urine can be obtain after eating or consuming asparagus or foods/ beverages with green dyes.

Blue urine can be cause of foods/beverages with blue dyes and ingestion of methylene blue(medications).

Reddish or brown urine may be caused by porphyria (a disease that negatively affects the skin or nervous system).

Black or dark-colored urine is referred to as melanuria and may be caused by a melanoma(is a type of cancer that develops pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes).

Purple urine may be due to purple urine bag syndrome(is a medical syndrome where purple discoloration of urine occurs in people with urinary catheters and co-existent urinary tract infection).

Dark urine due to low fluid intake.

Dark red urine due to blood (hematuria).

Dark red urine due to choluria.

Pinkish urine due to consumption of beetroots.

Green urine during long term infusion of the sedative propofol.


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