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What is the normal colour for urine?

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urine colourThe colour of my urine usually varies from brown, yellow to deep red. This usually gets me worried. Kindly let me know the normal urine colour.

Uchenna (by SMS)

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Normal urine colour ranges from pale yellow to deep amber — the result of a pigment called urochrome and how diluted or concentrated the urine is.

Normal urinecolour varies, depending on how much water you drink. Fluids dilute the yellow pigments in urine, so the more you drink, the clearer your urine looks.

When you drink less, the colour becomes more concentrated. Severe dehydration can produce urine the colour of amber.

Pigments and other compounds in certain foods and medications can change your urine   colour. Beets, berries and fava beans are among the foods most likely to affect the colour.

Many over-the-counter and prescription medications give urine vivid tones, such as red, yellow or greenish blue. An unusual urine colour ranging from red, blue, green, dark brown to cloudy white can be a sign of disease which will require a proper medical attention.

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