By observing your urine color you can understand if you are healthy or if you need to visit your doctor.
See below what each color means for your health.
Some anti-inflammatory drugs, chemotherapies and laxatives can cause the orange color. Over-consumption of vitamin B2 or β-carotene could be another reason. If you are not exposed to any of the above, then:
Drink more water. The orange color may be due to dehydration.
Observe your eyes. If you see some yellow spots the at the white of the eye is a sign that your liver is not working properly.
Pink and reddish
Before you worry, see the causes behind this color:
Food: If you ate beets or blackberries you do not have to fear anything. Some of the ingredients that make these foods red are excreted from the urine.
Medication: Some antibiotics (such as Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis can make the urine reddish.
Blood: Blood in the urine may be a sign of infection of the urinary system, kidneys, bladder and cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. If you see blood in your urine, you should immediately see your doctor.
Green or blue
These colors are rare and can be caused by:
Foods: food with dyes or asparagus.
Medicines: Some medicines (such as amitriptyline, indomethacin and propofol) can cause color change.
Caution: if you have not been exposed to any of the above, you should contact your doctor. Green color can rarely mean infection of the urinary tract by Pseudomonas bacteria.
If your urine is browning is a sign of dehydration. Also, bean is one of the foods that can make brown. Otherwise the brown color indicates problems with the liver and kidneys.
Caution: if the brown urine is accompanied by abdominal pain and crises, then it may be a genetic condition.
Urine foam is a sign of protein in urine and this needs professional evaluation, as increased amounts may indicate a serious kidney problem.
If your urine is completely transparent it is a sign that you drink plenty of water.
Yellow light, transparent yellow, dark yellow
These colors mean you have nothing to worry about. Ideally, your urine should have a faint yellow-gold color. This means that you are neither dehydrated nor excessively hydrated.