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Health Tip: What Your Urine Color May Mean

(HealthDay News) -- Most of the time, your urine should be a pale yellow color, says Harvard Medical School.

Though food or medication can change urine's color, if your urine truly looks abnormal, you should always consult a doctor without delay.

Harvard Medical School mentions these typical causes of a change in urine color:

  • Dark yellow typically indicates dehydration from lack of fluids.

  • Red may indicate a problem with the urinary system.

  • Brown or black urine may indicate a liver condition.

  • Orange is often the result of taking certain medications.

  • Milky-white urine color may indicate a urinary tract infection.

  • Blue and green colors typically result from diagnostic test dyes.

  • Purple urine may occur when someone has a urinary catheter.

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