What your urine says about you: You might be surprised 37



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Did you know your urine could give you important warning signs about health issues before symptoms appear?

It might sound funny but in actuality, thinking about your urine and examining it is crucial, particularly in your 60s.

Your urine reveals not only your hydrated, but other health and diet concerns such as infections.

Here’s what you may not have known about your urine, and what you should look out for.


If your urine is….

Dark yellow or orange: Drink some water right now – you’re likely dehydrated.

Bright yellow: You need to drink water soon.

Pale yellow: You’re adequately hydrated.

Clear: You’ve drunk too much water, so slow it down a little.

Cloudy: This can mean that you have some phosphate in your urine, which can lead to kidney stones. If your urine is constantly cloudy, go see a doctor.

Blue-green: It sounds odd but is quite common and can mean you’re changing medication or vitamins. If you’re not on medications or taking vitamins, see a doctor immediately.

Brown: You’ve had beans, rhubarb or medication, or you may have a liver problem. If it persists, consult your doctor.

Smelly: Coffee or asparagus can change the smell of your urine, but if it does smell consistently strong, it’s worth getting checked out.

Pink or red: This may mean you’ve had a red coloured, or in more serious cases, you could have blood in your urine, either from vigorous exercise or due to an infection. If you’re urine doesn’t clear up in 24 hours, visit your GP.

Foamed or fizzy: Sometimes the consistency of urine can also appear strange, and while this may simply be a result of urinating with more force than usual, it can occasionally be an indicator of a health-related symptom, such as protein in the urine. This can indicate a kidney problem.


Overall, you should speak to your doctor if you notice anything strange about your urine, and make sure that doctors always perform a urine test when you visit.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this vital information. As I wake up to use the loo 6 to 11 times at night. All tests have been done and show negative.!!

    5 REPLY
    • Not to be a worry wart, but have you been to another Doctor for a second opinion. I did, saved my life

    • I am a wheelchair user now. Changed Gp surgery’s as well as hospitals. Now I have been referred St Barts hospital. For full m.o.t. study. Will be there for 2 months;will undergo a full vigorous checking on food and drink intakes ect. Keeping fingers crossed.:)

    • With doctors permission, you might try Fusion Health products, Kidney Tonic, they can be expensive ( tablets).

  2. I have blood n my urine, but after some scolding from the people in here, I went to the doctor and he did some tests and told me it was something or other about the veins leaking and not to worry about it. Get it checked out because it could be something more serious but then again it could be simple like my problem and it eases your mind to know

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    • I’ve never heard of leaking veins Libbi. Get another opinion, the blood in my urine is cysts on the kidneys. Not serious, but an explanation

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