Urine colour chart
It's important to drink plenty of water every day to stay healthy. Use this urine colour chart to assess how hydrated you are.
Your ureters (the tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder) can become blocked. A nephrostomy is a procedure to drain urine from your kidney using a catheter (tube).
Your urinary system removes waste from your blood in the form of urine. It also helps regulate your blood volume and pressure, and controls the level of chemicals and salts in your body's cells and blood. Learn more here.
Urine tests are used for many different reasons. They can diagnose conditions, such as pregnancy, infections, diseases and screen for drug use.
Blood in urine (haematuria)
Blood in the urine, also called haematuria, can be detected easily but there are many causes. Learn more from our trusted partners' content.
If you have urinary retention, you'll have difficulty urinating even if your bladder feels full. If this occurs suddenly, seek urgent medical attention.
The urinary system prevents waste from building up in your blood, preventing related health problems including blood in urine, infections, UTIs and more.
Your bladder stores urine. It works with the kidneys to rid the body of waste products through urine. Learn more about your bladder here.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that can be detected in your urine and blood when you're pregnant.
The human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test is usually used to confirm or monitor a pregnancy. It can be a blood or a urine test. Learn more here.