Urology and Andrology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ömer Faruk Karataş gave important information about the subject. There is no doubt that life is beautiful with health. It is necessary to ensure the continuity of this beauty and to notice possible problems and to pay attention to the changes in the body. Sometimes, while the jaundice in the eyes brings doctors closer to the diagnosis, sometimes bruising on the face and lips can be important in diagnosing. In addition to these, blood, breath, urine, sweat, cerebrospinal fluid and samples taken directly from the tissue are also used to make a definitive diagnosis. The color of the urine, which plays an important role in expelling the wastes in the body, also gives clues about important health problems.
Can we notice the changes in our own body without going to the doctor?
Of course. For this, we can be a very good observer and discern changes in our body well in advance. One of the issues that will attract the most attention is changes in urine color. Normally, most of the urine consists of water. Therefore, normal urine color is transparent and clear. Depending on factors such as eating and drinking status, drugs used and ambient temperature, temporary changes in urine color may occur.
prof. Dr. Ömer Faruk Karataş continues his words as follows;
Which urine color is normal, which is a sign of disease?
Transparent urine: It is normal urine color. However, in those who consume too much liquid or in some kidney diseases, the urine may appear transparent all the time without any change in the color of the urine. It can be a symptom of diseases such as diabetes or Diabetes Insipidus.
Amber or honey-colored urine: Usually associated with low water consumption. It often does not indicate a disease. It can also be seen temporarily in excessive sweating and water loss.
Orange colored urine: It may be due to the use of various drugs and vitamin intakes, especially liver and gallbladder diseases. Sometimes, it can be seen normally after consuming natural foods such as carrots and beets.
Brown urine: It can be after excessive dehydration, or it can be a symptom of liver diseases such as jaundice and Gilbert's Syndrome.
Pink colored urine: It is associated with food consumption. It is especially seen after consumption of blueberries and beets. It is a temporary situation.
Red colored urine: Infections, kidney stones or cancers that involve all pathways of urinary excretion starting from the kidney (kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, urethra) can be an early sign of cancer. It is the most important urine color sign. It must be evaluated by a urologist.
Green colored urine: It may be due to various drug use or infections. Sometimes it is seen after consumption of asparagus.
Blue urine: Drugs can be seen due to familial genetic inherited diseases. Sometimes it may be due to different food consumptions.
Black urine: It is associated with copper poisoning, phenol poisoning, post-melanoma in gastrointestinal bleeding, consumption of fava beans, and some drug use.
White colored urine: It may be due to excessive protein feeding, urinary infections or excessive intake of minerals such as calcium and phosphate. Intermittent milky urine may indicate lymphatic system diseases.
As you can see, many colors in the urine can be an early or late sign of many different diseases. The best and most accurate thing is to notice the change in your urine color beforehand and to consult a urology specialist if it continues.