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This Is What The Color of Your Pee Says About You!

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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5. Murky/Cloudy Urine

Tiny amounts of blood in the urine can make it appear slightly murky (4). If it’s accompanied by a burning sensation and painful urination, cloudiness can be an indication of the presence of the bacteria that causes a bladder infection or a UTI.

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Alternatively, it can also indicate kidney stones but is completely normal during pregnancy. Pregnant women produce higher amounts of vaginal discharge, which gets mixed with urine when they go to the washroom.

6. Amber- Or Honey-Colored

Yellow urine can indicate dehydration, but can also be caused by supplements like Vitamin B12, which turn you urine bright yellow.

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If you notice that your urine is often amber-colored, consciously try to drink more water to help your body get rid of waste more effectively.

7. Orange

Orange urine can a sign of dehydration or may simply be a case of ingesting food coloring. However, it can also indicate a problem in your liver or bile duct, which is also indicated by light-colored stool.

9. Brown or Dark Amber

Urine that resembles coca-cola can occur from ingesting fava beans, rhubarb or aloe. Liver and kidney disorders, Urinary Tract Infections and extreme muscle injury are some of the other causes of this strange urine. (5)

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Certain medications can also cause this color, like antimalarial drugs chloroquine and primaquine, the antibiotics metronidazole (Flagyl) and nitrofurantoin, laxatives containing cascara or senna, and methocarbamol — a muscle relaxant.

10. Pink

Beets, blackberries or rhubarbs can give you reddish stool and urine. It can indicate a urinary tract infection, kidney diseases, and even prostate problems or a side effect of chemotherapy drugs, laxatives, and tuberculosis antibiotics.

11. Dark Pink/Red

This color indicates that there’s a considerable amount of blood in your urine. It can be a sign of injury or disease in kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra (6).

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Similarly, really dark pink urine is a sure sign of a cancer of the urinary tract.

12. Blue/Green

Blue or green urine is typically caused by artificial food coloring or the dyes used in bladder and kidney function tests. In rare cases, it can be a sign of “hypercalcemia,” a genetic condition, or of a bacterial infection. (7)

A few second’s glance is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that your body is healthy and well. Your body is a great communicator, all you have to do is listen.

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