The British newspaper "Daily Mail" reported that it is normal for urine to be light or transparent in color, which means that you are drinking enough fluids.

When the color becomes dark, this means that you need to drink more water.

She added: “When urine turns to unusual colors, it may be related to taking a new medication, exercising too much, suffering from a urinary tract infection, or suffering from internal bleeding.”

“You should contact your doctor if you have concerns, especially if you experience painful urination or dark orange urine, which could be a sign of urology,” said Ashley Pountney, MD, an assistant physician in urology at the Mayo Clinic in Austin. "The liver is not working properly."

Regarding the reasons for the colors that urine sometimes has, Pountney explains, in an interview with the Daily Mail:

  • Red or pink:

    This color can be worrying, as it may commonly be caused by conditions such as an enlarged prostate and kidney stones.

    Sometimes the color may only be related to the medications used to treat tuberculosis.

  • Orange:

    If your urine is orange, it may be due to the anti-inflammatory medications you are taking. Medications that reduce swelling and irritation, some cancer chemotherapy drugs, and nutritional supplements may also contribute to the appearance of this color.

    Orange urine may also be a sign of a problem with the liver or bile duct.

  • Blue or green:

    A common cause of this color in urine is dyes used in medical tests, such as methylene blue.

    In addition, some medications for depression, ulcers, and acid reflux can turn urine blue or green.

  • Brown:

    This color means that you eat a lot of vegetables and legumes.

    Some medications used to treat and prevent malaria, constipation, high cholesterol, and seizures, as well as antibiotics and muscle relaxants, may also make urine dark brown.