What The Colour Of Your Pee Says About Your Health

What the Colour of Your Pee Says About Your Health

It's not something you might think about often, but your pee can tell you a lot about your body. This graphic from Cleveland Clinic shows what different urine hues might say about your health.

In particular, pee colour — which ranges from completely clear to golden and even weirder colours like blue or green — can tell you if you're hydrated enough. It's useful to know that if you don't see any colour you might be drinking too much water, while the darker yellow and amber colours are signs to go fill your water glass. Some health issues might also be suggested by more disturbing urine colours, but this is just one sign and, as usual, it's best to consult a doctor if you're concerned. Here's the colour guide:

What the Colour of Your Pee Says About Your Health

What the Colour of Your Urine Says About You [Infographic] [Cleveland Clinic via Popular Science]


    Yay I'm normal \o/

    I don't get to say that too often......

    We're all grown ups here (aren't we), can't we say urine or urinate. Pee is like butt, American prudish weirdo words that seem to be taking over the world.

      "Excuse me while I go and urinate/deficate" I like it, has a certain charm. ;)

      Actually, butt is an abbreviation for buttock, which is actually the correct term for the part of the body it refers to ...

        its still colloquial though

        Still not as charming as defecate or urinate

        must be a console user thing to use "butt" over buttock

        Last edited 06/12/13 4:29 pm

          Still butthurt over that? And still incorrectly labelling me as a console user?

            butthurt over being the master race? no thanks

            and seriously...replying to a comment from 2 weeks ago wtf

            in internet time thats like years

    Meh... I take vitamin tablets every day, including Vitamin B, so mu wee wee (for U Rine) is always dark yeller... :)

      It should be super bright yellow...

      You need to drink some more water.

        This. The vitamin turns the urine a fluorescent yellow, not dark yellow.

        You're not doing it right unless it is fluro.... Didn't know that when I first started taking multis, made for an interesting morning.

        Yeah... cos pedants never get too picky about the colour of their piss...!

    Problem I have is that my pee is always clear though once i take my multi vitamin it goes green/yellowish so i keep drinking water until it's clear again

    it's a endless cycle

    Last edited 06/12/13 2:16 pm

    My urine is a black sludge with purple lumps the size of golf balls. Do you think I should see a doctor?

      If there's stuff coming out the size of golf balls I'd be more worried about the apparatus than the content...! :)

    Didn't think there was such a thing as drinking too much water.. I've had it clear a lot of times and took that as an awesome sign that I'm doing good!!

    I find it amusing when it's faint and then I get on the piss (no pun intended) and it changes colour quickly.. Well in my drunken state I find it amusing..

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