The Many Shades of Urine

Why is my urine cloudy?

Sometimes urine is cloudy or dark in the morning due to the fact that it has been sitting in the bladder overnight. However, cloudy urine that persists throughout the day or week may indicate a urinary tract infection.

Why is my urine dark?

Dark yellow urine during the day is a sign that you are not drinking enough water. Sometimes urine is dark in the morning due to the fact that it has been sitting in the bladder overnight.

Why is my urine brown?

If your urine is darker than usual, and has a “tea-colored” appearance to it, this could mean blood is present in the urine. Let your doctor know soon, and schedule a visit to have your urine tested.

Why is my urine orange?

Urine that is orange may be discolored due to the foods you are eating or certain medications you are on. Review those medications to see if this is a side effect. If your urine has more of a pink or red tinge to it, this could mean blood is present in the urine and you should contact your doctor.