What causes urine to turn green?
Blue or green urine can be caused by food coloring.
It can also be the result of dyes used in medical tests performed on your kidneys or bladder.
The pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial infection can also cause your urine to turn blue, green, or even indigo purple..
What causes yellowish urine?
Kaaki says a pigment called urochrome, or urobilin, causes the yellow color in urine. Your kidneys filter out this byproduct from your bloodstream and it exits your body in urine. The more fluids you drink, the lighter the color of the pigment in your urine. The less you drink, the stronger the color.
What does healthy urine look like?
If everything is normal and healthy, the color should be a pale yellow to gold. That hue comes from a pigment your body makes called urochrome. The shade, light or dark, also changes.
What should I do if my urine is green?
The discoloration is a harmless side effect. Asparagus sometimes adds a greenish tinge that’s also perfectly harmless. But green urine can be a sign of a urinary tract infection or a bacterial infection that has gotten into the blood (bacteremia).
Is it bad if your pee is green?
There are several possible causes of green urine. Urinary tract infection is the most common, and the urine may appear darkened or cloudy. It may not appear green or may take on a greenish tinge. True green urine is rare and most commonly results from dyes or food colorings or from certain medications.