Check Your Pee

It may be yucky but it's necessary. Sneak a peak every time you (or as often as you remember) go to the bathroom to check your urine. This self test will help you assess your health without leaving the comfort of your home.

The most important thing to watch for is blood in urine. According to experts, if the amount is enough to change the color of your urine, it may indicate a serious condition such as kidney stones, or bladder or kidney cancer. Watch out for dark yellow or brownish urine as well. This may be a sign of dehydration or a liver problem, such as hepatitis.

Visit your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any blood in your urine or if you experience increased urgency, coupled with burning or pain. The latter may signal a urinary tract infection. Detecting these signs early may help lessen severity of the illness.


RoseBelle said…
Oh I do this. My doctor told me a while back how our urine is an good indicator of our health.
Sonny G said…
thanks for opening up this subject. I thought about going to the doctor to ask a question but its such a hassle. My issue is , mine's Clear. Been that way awhile.. seems odd but I feel ok otherwise.. I wish there was an online doctor you could ask questions too. I'd be willing to pay via paypal lol , just not to have to make an appointment- sit in a waiting room where you're most likely to catch a bug cause only sick folks are there , then hear the doc say- your fine and pay me 120.00 - yikes..
Thanks for the info. I always check my urine as I was diagnosed UTI before and hospitalized.