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What causes urine color to change

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Urine color generally ranges from a pale-yellow color to deep amber. This coloring is primarily caused by the pigment urochrome, also known as urobilin.

Whether your urine is diluted by water or in a more concentrated form determines the appearance of the pigment. The more water you drink, and the more hydrated you become, the lighter the pigment in your urine.

The pigments and chemical compounds in the foods you eat and the medications you take also alter the color of your urine. These changes are fairly standard and typically don’t last for long.

Certain changes in color may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.SUBSCRIBE

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What Causes Bright-Yellow Urine and Other Changes in Color?

Medically reviewed by Judith Marcin, M.D. — Written by Jerisha Parker Gordon — Updated on October 6, 2018
SymptomsCausesRisk factorsDiagnosisTreatmentOutlookOverviewUrine color generally ranges from a pale-yellow color to deep amber. This coloring is primarily caused by the pigment urochrome, also known as urobilin.Whether your urine is diluted by water or in a more concentrated form determines the appearance of the pigment. The more water you drink, and the more hydrated you become, the lighter the pigment in your urine.The pigments and chemical compounds in the foods you eat and the medications you take also alter the color of your urine. These changes are fairly standard and typically don’t last for long.Certain changes in color may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.What color is “normal” urine?Everyone has a different “normal” when it comes to the color of urine, but it should fall on the yellow spectrum.The amount of water you drink influences whether the color is a pale yellow or a dark amber. People who drink more water and stay hydrated typically produce more diluted, pale urine compared to those who are dehydrated or consume less water.If the color of your urine falls outside of this yellow spectrum — like urine that’s cloudy or brown — you should see a doctor. You should also see a doctor if your urine is red, blue, or green.What causes urine color to change?As mentioned above, the color of your urine is primarily determined by how much water you’ve had to drink. When you drink lots of water, your urine can become so light that it appears to be almost clear. The less water you drink, the darker your urine will become.Diet, vitamins, and mineralsDiet can also be a factor. The color of all-natural foods (such as berries and beets) can interact with pigment to create a different color. Heavily processed foods can contain high amounts of food dye. This dye will interact with the pigment as well.B vitamins, such as riboflavin (B-2) and cobalamin (B-12), are also known for causing fluorescent yellow-green urine. If you take supplements or multivitamins, they may be the source of your brightly colored urine.Meal replacement shakes, which are also fortified with B vitamins, can have the same effect.Excess beta carotene or vitamin C may lead to urine that’s dark yellow or orange. Beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, is found in yellow and orange foods such as carrots and sweet potatoes.In addition to citrus fruits, vitamin C is also found in foods such as tomatoes, strawberries, and broccoli.



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