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Wee colour chart: The 5 signs YOUR wee is unhealthy

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How often you go to the toilet can tell you a bit about your general health too.

The NHS said it is normal to go to the toilet between four and eight times during the day and once at night.

Any more and you could have urinary incontinence or overactive bladder syndrome, and any less could be a sign of dehydration, infection, trauma or a different condition.

Sometimes the colour and smell of your urine is indicative of a medical condition, so it’s important to know the signs of unhealthy wee.

If your urine is not normal, your GP or practice nurse can check your urine to see what is in it.

Dr Lee said: “They do this by dipping a special dipstick into a urine sample.

“The urine dipstick has a number of coloured squares at one end, and when dipped into the urine, these change colour depending on what is in it.

“The stick can be easily compared to a colour chart to give instant results.

“Urine dipsticks test for the presence of glucose, blood, protein, ketones, urobilinogen, bilirubin, urobilinogen, leucocyte esterase and nitrites.”



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