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The 4 colours of urine and what they REALLY say about your health – Please see your Doctor if you often notice #4

These colours are only a guide and there will be some shade variation person to person. HAVE you ever wondered why your pee is an unusual colour? The colour of your urine can indicate a variety of different conditions. Most of us will be familiar with the darker yellow colour, which means you are dehydrated. But the hue of your pee can also inform you of other, more serious, conditions. These colours are only a guide and there will be some shade variation person to person.

Here is what each colour means:

1. Pale straw

This is the optimum colour, not too light and not too dark.

Dr Luke Powles, GP at Bupa Health Clinics, told Cosmopolitan: “If it’s lighter [than pale straw], you’re probably drinking more water than you need to.”

2. Dark yellow/amber

Usually when your urine is dark, this means you’re lacking a lot of water.

If your urine is more of an amber colour, it means you need to get a few glasses of water down you.

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