What your urine colour, odour say about your health
Your urine can tell you a lot about your health and your habits.
Changes in the smell and color of your urine are typically harmless, but sometimes they can indicate a medical problem. Normal, healthy urine is usually mildly yellow with a slight odor.
What your urine smell says about your health
Forty per cent of people can smell a change in urine after they eat asparagus, sometimes called “asparagus pee.”
Dehydration can produce an ammonialike odour.
A urinary tract infection can produce sweet-smelling urine.
Fruity-smelling urine can be a sign of type 2 diabetes.
Foul-smelling urine can indicate a sexually transmitted infection.
What your urine odour says about your health
Clear urine is a sign of good hydration and potential overhydration.
Pale yellow urine is an indicator of good hydration.
Dark yellow urine is a sign to drink more fluids.
Amber-coloured 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.
Blue or green urine can be caused by medications or food dyes, but it can be a sign of bacteria or the rare condition known as blue diaper syndrome, too.
Dark-brown urine can be a sign of liver or kidney problems.
White urine can occur when your body contains excess calcium or phosphate, or it may indicate a urinary tract infection.