What the Color of Urine Can Tell You - Differential ...

What the Color of Urine Can Tell You - Differential Diagnosis by Urine Color

Clear: excess water

Pale Straw Yellow: healthy

Honey/Amber: dehydrated

Orange: dehydrated, liver/bile duct condition, food dye, rifampin, phenazopyridine 

Brown: Hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria, porphyria

Pink / Red: Eaten beets / blueberries, rhubarb, blood

Blue / Green: rare genetic disease, bacteria or medication, food dye (Propofol, methylene blue)

Purple (Purple Urine Syndrome): Indwelling Catheter + Alkaline UTI (Providencia, Klebsiella. Proteus)

- BWH Medicine Chiefs @BrighamChiefs

#Urine #color #differential #diagnosis #causes #discoloration
Contributed by

Dr. Gerald Diaz
Board Certified Internal Medicine Hospitalist, GrepMed Editor in Chief πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ - Sign up for an account to like, bookmark and upload images to contribute to our community platform. Follow us on IG:  https://www.instagram.com/grepmed/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/grepmeded/
Medical jobs
view all


Related content