What your pee says about you

Melissa Shedden
November 23, 2016

If the eyes are the window to your soul, the toilet bowl is a window to your body. So next time you pee, give yours a looksee.

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We enlisted the help of leading urologist and Swisse Scientific Advisory Panel member Dr. Ranjit Rao to decode your stream. Learn what’s going on inside by examining what comes out.

 

CLEAR

You’re guzzling too much H2O. Unless you have kidney stones, lay off of the liquids or you might be losing salts with all that drinking.

 

STRAW YELLOW

You’re a hydration hero. Good on you – keep it up!

 

DARK YELLOW

You’re dry as a chip! Get a glass of water, stat. See you at the water cooler.

 

NEON YELLOW

A fluoro flow is probably linked to your vitamin habit, B and C vitamins mainly. Nothing to be alarmed by.

 

ORANGE/BLUE/GREEN

Colours of the rainbow are usually the result of medication or food dye or something more. Get it checked.

 

PINK/RED/ TEA COLOURED

If you haven’t been bee-lining the beetroots, please go see your GP and consult a urologist.

 

The bottom line? Ask your doctor about it when it's not a big deal rather than when it is. “Healthy urine can range from clear to dark yellow, but if it's any other colour in the rainbow and hydration or a change in diet doesn't fix it, it's best to get it checked,” recommends Rao. 

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