What the Color of Your Pee Says About Your Health
Unless you’re stuck in a car 100 miles from the nearest gas station when you feel the urge to pee, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your urine. But just like paying attention to changes in the color and consistency of your poop can help you learn about your diet and your health, taking a peek in the bowl on your pee breaks can, too.
You might be surprised to learn that, aside from the basic yellow hue, pee can actually come in a rainbow of colors—some healthy, some not. Jonathan Harper, M.D., a urologist and UW Medicine's Chief of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, explains what the spectrum of pee color can mean—and when the color of your pee might signal a serious health problem.