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Urine colors Clear. Clear urine indicates that you’re drinking more than the daily recommended amount of water. While being hydrated Yellowish to amber. The color of “typical” urine falls on the spectrum of light yellow to a deeper amber color.

The Red or pink. While urine. In many cases, the color of a person’s urine can indicate whether or not they are drinking enough water. Clear urine often indicates proper hydration.

In some cases of clear urine, however, a. When you don’t consume enough fluids, your urine becomes more concentrated and turns a darker yellow color (honey-colored or amber). Certain foods, antibiotics, laxatives, medical conditions and dyes can also temporarily turn your urine a different shade. Learn what’s normal and what’s not in this urine color char. The shade, light or dark, also changes.

If it has no color at all, that may be because you’ve been drinking a lot of water or taking a drug called a diuretic, which helps your body get rid of. However, sometimes a change in urine color may indicate a health condition. Pinkish-red may indicate a urinary tract infection or blood in the urine.

Dark brown, orange, or reddish colors may indicate a kidney or liver condition. If discolored urine continues or you have additional symptoms, it’s wise to see a healthcare provider. Red or pink urine may be due to the presence of whole red blood cells, free hemoglobin, porphyrin or myoglobin in the urine.

Blood in the urine (hematuria) may not always be due to any disease (pathological) as is the case with strenuous exercise. The presence blood in the urine may also not be caused by bleeding from the urinary tract. Brown or black urine may indicate a liver condition. Orange is often the result of taking certain medications.

Milky-white urine color may indicate a urinary tract infection. Blue and green colors typically result from diagnostic test dyes. Milky-white urine color may indicate a urinary tract infection. Blue and green colors typically result from diagnostic test dyes.

Purple urine may occur when someone has a urinary catheter. What does the color of urine mean. Urine of an abnormal color appears different from the usual straw-yellow color.

Abnormally colored urine may be cloudy, dark, or blood-colored. Discolored urine is often caused by medications, certain foods or food dyes. In some cases, though, changes in urine color can be caused by specific health problems. If your urine is without visible urochrome or yellow pigment, it’s considered colorless urine, appearing “clear” to you.

This colorless urine is sometimes due to drinking an excess of water, while.

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Infrequent urination or urine that has a deep yellow color indicates dehydration.

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Urine the color of apple juice or that is bright yellow or amber in color indicates dehydration.

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In fact, if your urine is dark yellow, it means that you are dehydrated.

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If you notice that your urine is a dark color, that indicates that you’re dehydrated.

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The color of your urine can also indicate the success of your daily hydration efforts: pale or lemon-ade-colored urine indicates adequate hydration; darker urine indicates that you need to increase your fluid intake.

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Visible blood in urine, or GH, depending on the site and type of renal and urinary tract disease, can be rust colored, tea (or cola) colored, bright red, or pink.

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If the color of your urine is dark yellow, drink more water; if colorless, drink less.

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If your urine is the color of apple juice or darker, it is suggestive of dehydration.

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Pale urine (similar to lemonade color or less color intense) indicates adequate hydration.

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Infrequent urination or urine that is dark yellow indicates dehydration.

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  • Do you drink enough water? What are some health tips you have, and what are some ways you make sure that you stay hydrated throughout the day? Let us know in the comments section below! If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! ��

  • If its red it could also mean ur on ur period. Take it from me at 14 when i went to the doctor for blood in ny urine. Turns out it was just my first period

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eXkHI4x8ZM suscribe to this chanell for more and more remedies for health.it´s time to know about your life.

  • Just began having blood in my urine yesterday. Doctors don’t know what it is. Pain in my stomach and back. Ultrasound images came back normal, blood work normal, but urine 100% had blood in it. It was suggested to return to hospital today if I was still experiencing pain in my stomach. Haven’t gone still due to fear of results from CT scans. Help me out people. I’m 25 years old,
    male, physically active daily, 150lbs, 5’6″, not sexually active, no STD’s…. I’m scared people. Please help me.

  • A couple of years ago I had this intense pain in my testicles, I had to walk softly i also had to pee but i was to busy with work. Well I withstood the pain for less than an hour and still hadn’t peed, so once I did pee I blood came out and the pain went away with. I’ve had kidney damage as well from hypertension high blood pressure and alcoholism. I gave up the booze and I’m taking better care of my health and my urine is clearer but always foamy.

  • I don’t know why the past days my pee has been a really dark yellow if I drink a lot a lot of water I don’t know if it’s cuz of the vitamins I’m taking or Something is not right also it can’t be cuz of soda or sweet drinks cuz I don’t drink that only water

  • my brother said his pee was red today, a few minutes ago. We went to the pool, ate crab legs, ate butter butters, and chicken, ate shrimp, and corn. Did any good cause this?

  • My pee turned white mid piss, like it was yellow and then went white. If it happens to you stop eating sugar. You might have diabetes

  • You forgot that if it is a woman if they are on their period, blood in urine may be be because of their period its what happens in my family and we all healthy and drink plenty of water and eat healthy and keep in shape and fit and well ������ so remember if you are on your period (women only lol) don’t freak out if u have blood in your urine it’s most likely because of your period ������ so women don’t freak out ������������

  • My urine is Red I was so shocked that I thought I was about to die but then I realised I ate dragon fruit which make my urine red so whoever have red urine then it’s fine because you have eaten some dragon fruit if you didn’t then go to the hospital

  • Pls could U tell me if urine with alittle foam y does that form come.n can I hv Vitamin D. As i used to hv urine infection very often but of late I am feeling better,.can u let me know wat foods I can eat.

  • Whenever I go to the pee, I have a pee again I feel my bladder is not completely empty n I’m 18 years old plz solve my problem I went to d doctor they tell m to take a scan in my reports my bladder is normal then why I feel my bladder is not empty plz reply m n I dont want to take any tablets because I tied to take tablets plz help m maam

  • Hahah I haven’t drink water a lot and Um it super clear that my toilet bowl still look the same after I pee and it look like water

  • Wait whaaat howww I don’t drink alot of water well now I do and a I have clear urine but I have foamy saliva so that really meanss I’m drinking too much water?

  • So I had to take a urinalysis for my job and found out I have white blood cells in me urine, so I’ve been drinking a lot of water and now my urine is a really light yellow is it possible that I will be clear of white blood cells in my urine when go back to take another urinalysis?

  • I recall in grade school or at parks I would sometimes see yellowish-brownish urine already there. I thought it was weird. Glad mine is pale yellow.

  • I’m trying to drink more water in order to go with my diet and help loose weight but now my iron is mostly clear. Does this mean I should slow down? I’m really only drinking the recommended amount.

  • My pee…. is like orange know…. i think i had to many pizzas last night…… AMD IT HURTS WHEN I PEE JUST KILLL MEH….welll not realy……

  • Shouldn’t an actual MD or DO be doing this video? It would add a bit more credibility. You can probably get this just as easily from Google.

  • I think that’s what happened to me when I was about 12, I pee’d blood & it freaked me out, but around that time I was playing basketball ALOT, I mean id drink plenty of water in the heat but idk probably the same thing that happened to you happened too me cause next day it went away

  • I have cloudy urine. I have tested Negative for UTI. I was prescribed an Antibiotic and that did clear it up. However the cloudy urine comes back 2 weeks after finishing the treatment. The doctor wants to “scope” my bladder.:(.

  • Omg I was freaking out because my pee was dark yellow but I realized I AINT drink anything yesterday I only ate one thing yesterday too ����

  • I have seen an endless number of videos and talk shows where it is said that if your urine is not clear, then you are not drinking enough water.???? I always thought that that was a load of….

  • Wow I thought clear urine was great, now I found out I’m drinking too much water. Who knew? I do drink water nonstop. Not anymore. Thx dr Berg.

  • I’ve been doing keto for nearly 2 weeks and my urin has been super foamy for a few days now. Is this common with going keto? I’ve ordered some urinalysis strips to check for protein and am trying to get in with a doctor to check my kidney function. Could this be normal or is it definitely an issue?

  • While I was undiagnosed with type 1 diabetes I had foamy urine and didn’t realize what it meant! You said that usually urine is 95% water. In cases such as Diabetic Ketoacidosis, is the percentage of water in the urine lower/different than in a healthy person?

  • Thank you so much Dr Berry for your informative video I share them with all my friends worldwideWhen are you coming to UK to do a seminar?