Overall, the most important thing you should watch for is blood in your urine, which is caused by several medical conditions. If you notice a red or pink color, call your clinic or visit urgent care. Remember, any pain with a pink/red urine usually means an infection (like UTI) or stones.
Dark yellow urine is a sign to drink more fluids. Amber-colored urine can indicate dehydration. Orange urine can be caused by various foods or medications or be a sign of potential liver problems. Pink or red urine can be caused by foods or medications or it can also be a sign of blood in the urine.
Bright yellow urine is a sign of excess B-vitamins in the body, including B-2 and B-12, although this condition is harmless. Taking B-vitamin supplements can lead to urine of this color. The yellow color darkens as the concentration of the urine increases. Concentration refers the proportion of waste products to water.
Normal urine color ranges from pale yellow to deep amber — the result of a pigment called urochrome and how diluted or concentrated the urine is. Pigments and other compounds in certain foods and medications can change your urine color. Beets, berries and fava beans are among the foods most likely to affect the color.
Diabetes can cause cloudy urine when too much sugar builds up in your urine. Your urine may also smell sweet or fruity. Diabetes can also lead to kidney complications or increase risk of infections of the urinary tract, both of which can also make your urine appear cloudy.
Why is my pee still yellow after drinking lots of water?
This coloring is primarily caused by the pigment urochrome, also known as urobilin. Whether your urine is diluted by water or in a more concentrated form determines the appearance of the pigment. The more water you drink, and the more hydrated you become, the lighter the pigment in your urine.
A UTI can cause bacteria from the infection to contaminate the urine, resulting in a distinct fishy smell. UTIs are more common in women than men. Other symptoms include: urine that is cloudy or bloody.
Also called trimethylaminuria, this genetic condition can give your pee a fishy smell. It happens when your body can't break down trimethylamine. You end up getting rid of the compound through your pee, sweat, breath, and other fluids. It doesn't mean you're unhealthy.
Several sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including chlamydia and trichomoniasis, can cause vaginal discharge. This atypical discharge may change the smell of your pee as it's passing out of the urethra. Other symptoms, like painful urination and soreness, may develop after the foul-smelling pee appears.
Oil in urine can be caused by water-soluble vitamins that don't properly absorb and empty into the urine. A weakened stream when urinating can also be a cause for concern and point to an enlarged prostate or urinary tract infection.
While this type of infection is rare, it's also very dangerous and if you're experiencing any of the following signs of a kidney infection, you should see a doctor immediately: Upper back or side pain. Fever, shaking or chills. Feeling nauseous.
See a GP if you feel feverish and have pain that will not go away in your tummy, lower back or genitals. You should also see a GP if you have symptoms of a UTI that have not improved after a few days, or if you have blood in your pee. Contact a GP immediately if you think your child may have a kidney infection.
Urine that's abnormally colored may have tints of red, orange, blue, green, or brown. Abnormal urine color can be caused by a variety of issues. For example, it can result from taking certain medications, eating certain foods, having certain medical conditions, or being dehydrated.
Your urine color will likely be different in the morning than at night. Because urine is more concentrated in the morning, it will optimally be a pale straw color if you're well hydrated and healthy. At night, look for a pale yellow color, or closer to clear like water.