5 Causes for abnormal urine color

5 Causes for abnormal urine color

The normal color of urine is amber yellow, any change of urine color means physiological or pathological defect in the body; so abnormal urine color can be used as a diagnostic tool in many medical conditions. Through this topic, we will highlight the most important causes for abnormal urine color.

  1. Dark yellow urine: it's an indication for increased urine concentration, which is common in dehydration.
  2. Pink red urine: it's an indication for hematuria (blood in urine), which is common in urinary tract infection and stones. On the other hand, red color of urine appears with administration of certain drugs as some antibiotics and vitamin B complex.
  3. Bluish green urine: it's an indication for hypercalcaemia, which is common in cases of administration of calcium injection for management of muscle twitches or neurological disorders.
  4. Brown urine: it's an indication for liver dysfunction, also overdose of zinc or copper-containing drugs may be manifested with brown urine.
  5. Orange urine: it's an indication for severe dehydration; also over administration of vitamins (C, E and K) causes orange discoloration of urine.

 


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