The Urine Color Chart - Peninsula Community Health is used to help monitor hydration levels and detect certain medical conditions based on the color of urine.
Q: What is the Urine Color Chart?
A: The Urine Color Chart is a visual guide that helps determine the color of urine and its potential meaning.
Q: Why is urine color important?
A: Urine color can be an indicator of hydration levels, certain medical conditions, or the effect of certain medications.
Q: What does clear urine mean?
A: Clear urine usually indicates that you are well-hydrated.
Q: What does dark yellow or amber urine mean?
A: Dark yellow or amber urine can be a sign of dehydration.
Q: What does pink or reddish urine mean?
A: Pink or reddish urine may indicate the presence of blood and should be further evaluated by a healthcare professional.
Q: What does brown urine mean?
A: Brown urine can be a sign of liver disease or certain medications.
Q: What does blue or green urine mean?
A: Blue or green urine is rare and usually caused by medications or food dyes.
Q: What does foamy urine mean?
A: Foamy urine may be a result of protein in the urine, which could indicate kidney problems.
Q: When should I see a doctor about urine color?
A: You should see a doctor if you have consistently abnormal urine color or if you are concerned about any changes in urine color or accompanying symptoms.
Q: Is the Urine Color Chart a diagnostic tool?
A: No, the Urine Color Chart is not a diagnostic tool. It is a general guide, and for a definitive diagnosis, medical evaluation is required.