What Can The Color Of Urine Say About The Health?

Almost nobody cares about the urine color as far as health goes. But, you must notice the smell, color and consistency since they are health signs and tell a lot. The urine is 95% water and other items too like creatinine, urea, potassium and all are dissolved in both organic and inorganic areas. Usually the color is yellow from the urobilin – waste products from the red blood cells breakdown.

Read more on the meaning of urine color:


This is too hydrated body with dissolved electrolytes and might be a chemical imbalance.

Light yellow

A normal urine color and means you hydrate well.


Usually a bladder infection from the excess mucus or proteins broken down in the body.

Medium yellow

Dehydration. Drink more water.

Dark yellow

This is really seriously dehydrated body. Have fluids like water or tea and this color also might be too much vitamin B.


If there is too much bilirubin in the body, this is the color. Orange urine might also be due to gallstone obstacles in the bile duct too. Or liver disease is also a possibility due to urinary tract meds.


The urine might become pink from too much beets and also some blood drops in the urine. If this is suddenly noticed, see a urologist ASAP.

Darker pink shade

This is more than just a drop of blood, might be a few. Or it also can be cancer or bladder infection. Stones are not excluded too. No matter the reason, check it fast!

Dark pink

This means too much blood in urine and is really serious. Usually this is cancer but still check with the doctor.


Some meds like anti-malaria meds chloroquine or the metronidazole antibiotic make the urine brown. But, this also can be kidney or liver disease or too much working out! When so, the muscles use the myoglobin as energy and leak to the blood and urine too. If you see this, make a test for the myoglobin and see if this means kidney failure.

Green or blue urine

Having a healthy diet is one thing but having artificial colors too much is another. Jell-o can make the urine colored! Or meds like the Uribel since they have methylene blue. But, this is nothing serious, just flush it out with lots of water.


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