Why Is My Pee Green?

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  • How worried should you be when your urine isn't yellow, but instead it's green, red, or even black?

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    Sources:

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003139.htm
    https://health.ucsd.edu/news/features/Pages/2014-04-21-colors-that-suggest-urine-trouble.aspx
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Comments: 1 065

  • 5ulphur
    5ulphur 20 hours ago

    If you're a guy and your pee is white and not transparent... then its probably not pee lol

  • Attie Davis
    Attie Davis 1 day ago

    The ExxonMobil green algae commercial played before this video. I haven't been able to see it the same way ever since. It's oddly hilarious 😂😅

  • CaveStoryKing64 _
    CaveStoryKing64 _ 2 days ago

    Who else looked this up after peeing neon yellow? I just took a vitamin pill so it's probably just riboflavin

  • Mickxal
    Mickxal 2 days ago

    I drink too much water because I take creatine monohydrate and it makes my pee clear.

  • Mara Jaffe
    Mara Jaffe 3 days ago

    But what if someone has blue diaper syndrome and then eats some beets? Wouldn't they have purple urine, no catheter required?

  • Rachies x3
    Rachies x3 3 days ago

    I had bright orange pee before from UTI-related meds.

  • Luke George
    Luke George 3 days ago

    I work in a coal mine and my urine has been black for years

  • Grant the Dragon
    Grant the Dragon 3 days ago

    Just wanted to add to the white urine: your urine could also become cloudy if you suffer from a condition called retrograde ejaculation where some of the semen leaks into the bladder. It's actually really common .

  • Vlad Pankov
    Vlad Pankov 3 days ago

    I think we all know what white milky pee means..

  • Marley Holcomb
    Marley Holcomb 3 days ago

    My pee was green after my birthday

  • Andrew Knecht
    Andrew Knecht 3 days ago

    I work in the lab, I have seen them all. I have even seen it the color of Mt Dew Baja Blast.

  • Thortis
    Thortis 3 days ago

    after my mom got out of surgery (removing a lump from her breast) her pee was
    bright blueberry blue from the dye they used in her lymph nodes to check like obstructions or damage.

  • Vanta Black
    Vanta Black 3 days ago

    Who knew urine can be so interesting? Thanks SciShow for making me smarter!

  • Dylan Sullivan
    Dylan Sullivan 4 days ago

    One time as a child (about 9 or 10) I started peeing and it started to come out red, but only did for about a second, then the rest was normal colored. That was the most frightening thing I've ever experienced with my urine.

  • Jennifer Rodriguez
    Jennifer Rodriguez 4 days ago

    You forgot my period.

  • Pika Chuu
    Pika Chuu 4 days ago

    Mine is red

  • ayyomags
    ayyomags 4 days ago

    What about turquoise

  • Addict
    Addict 4 days ago

    If i were to chug a 2litre coca cola, i'd pee green.

    Just saying.

  • Recycle Bin
    Recycle Bin 4 days ago

    what if my pee is rainbow

  • Ergo Sphere
    Ergo Sphere 4 days ago

    So basically, keep your piss yellow.

  • Ian Buck
    Ian Buck 4 days ago

    Thanks, I was taking a drink right when you said it can be milky from puss.

  • Raduson
    Raduson 5 days ago

    oh and a lot of green tea can make you'r pee green!

  • Kard Gamer
    Kard Gamer 5 days ago

    Why is your pee blue and glowing? BECAUSE YOU JUST DRANK SOME NUKA-COLA QUANTUM BOIIII

  • Reragi
    Reragi 5 days ago

    White urine, caused by multiple things. Most commonly a couple of minutes on Pornhub.

  • Timothy Reed
    Timothy Reed 5 days ago

    My pee turned green after drinking Monster Energy drinks. I actually failed a drug test for my new job because they could not accept my urine because of the color. Apparently certain detoxes can also turn your pee green so they watch out for that.

  • Tron the Miner
    Tron the Miner 5 days ago

    Ok, but what about completely clear urine.

  • Harold Jose-Cruz
    Harold Jose-Cruz 5 days ago

    Green peas is healthy

  • cougarhunter33
    cougarhunter33 5 days ago

    Question: What if it is all colors at once?
    Answer: It's LSD; just accept it.

  • zXeno9
    zXeno9 5 days ago

    more like dye-per

  • carl witt
    carl witt 6 days ago

    After driving for 17 hours straight and staying awake with a half dozen or so "monster" energy drinks, I peed the loveliest shade of green for 2 days.

  • FrostedMantis
    FrostedMantis 6 days ago

    Blue?! Pink?!?! BLACK????!!!!!! LIKE TAR BLACK?????!!!!!!!! 😅😀🙂😐😕🙁☹️😣😥😨 wait, there's pus white? Oh s#!t

  • Wegk xeon
    Wegk xeon 6 days ago

    What if it's clear

  • A.I. 13
    A.I. 13 6 days ago

    what about when your pee is transparent? as in just as a transparent as water

  • [SPAZ] jimmy no legs

    who needed to pee after watching this?

  • Rolf Schöpe
    Rolf Schöpe 6 days ago

    2:45 Sorry to be "that guy", but it's St. Paddy's Day. Patty is Patricia.

  • Syl
    Syl 7 days ago

    Happy pride month

  • Max Johnson
    Max Johnson 7 days ago

    because you touch yourself at night, and Jesus is angry.

  • Zephyr López Cervilla

    "Beeturia" can alternatively produce a violet/purple urine if your urine is alkaline (quite common among people on plant-based diets).

  • Jetoler
    Jetoler 7 days ago

    about 2 or 3 years ago i hit myself on the side of my friend's pool near where my bladder is and i think it must have torn something in my bladder because later that day my pee was red. I just ignored it and if it happened again i would have seen a doctor, it never happened again tho.

  • Kenjiro García
    Kenjiro García 7 days ago

    Why did I watch this while I ate?

  • Nettles' Cats
    Nettles' Cats 7 days ago

    Why doesn't blood in urine become orange then, instead of red? Red + yellow = orange.

  • Septimius Severus
    Septimius Severus 7 days ago

    I thought the girl would be doing this one.

  • NORTH AMERICA
    NORTH AMERICA 8 days ago

    My pee is all the pee colors compact into one color but what color should I name it

  • Aaron B
    Aaron B 8 days ago

    What happens when you pour boiling water on a store bought apple?

  • BIG PIMPIN
    BIG PIMPIN 8 days ago

    Hank you Rock !!! I like how you explain these....
    Awesome.

  • Heather Calun
    Heather Calun 8 days ago

    And if your urine keeps changing color, that means the LSD is working.

  • Heather Calun
    Heather Calun 8 days ago

    Disgusting but fascinating

  • Samantha
    Samantha 8 days ago

    I have neon yellow pee almost daily from consuming so many foods rich in b2 lol

  • Sara C.
    Sara C. 8 days ago

    Azathioprine here, fluorescent yellow pee, anyone?

  • NolePtr
    NolePtr 8 days ago

    Monster Energy drinks made my pee green.

    • NolePtr
      NolePtr 8 days ago

      It was bright neon green. Sadly it didn't glow in the dark.


  • THE STRIKER
    THE STRIKER 8 days ago

    Next, colors of semen

  • Missile
    Missile 8 days ago

    I'm on that side of YouTube again...

  • Alvin Cornelius
    Alvin Cornelius 8 days ago

    Roses are red
    My pee is blue








    I'm bad at poem

  • Dope Panda
    Dope Panda 8 days ago

    Shriek pees green

  • Not Your Everyday Timelord

    hmm. Occasionally when I pee the end portion of the stream comes out milky, but otherwise yellowish.
    Great. Now I'm paranoid that I'm a goa'uld.

  • Belinda Weber
    Belinda Weber 8 days ago

    Hehehe - colourful fun science - of course I'm also relieved that I've never relieved myself in any of these more nasty colours! Thanks for going the extra weird kilometre for us Hank! 😁

  • randomuser1105
    randomuser1105 8 days ago

    It's urine, not "pee". What, is everyone three years old or something?

  • GalacticToast
    GalacticToast 8 days ago

    "... it is literally white from puss!"

    *hueegh sound*

  • Andrew Kirkland
    Andrew Kirkland 8 days ago

    Lots of red dragon fruit can make your pee purple. Pretty :)

  • WrongParadox
    WrongParadox 9 days ago

    not that I have seen it .. but what might cause florescence in urine?
    and would it be safe as a party trick?

  • Douche Bigalow
    Douche Bigalow 9 days ago

    4:15
    You're welcome.

  • PooleParty24/7
    PooleParty24/7 9 days ago

    Pee green because supreme leader's pee green! 🇰🇵

  • Rickson Geometry Dash

    White urine ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    2:23

  • JbHuncho
    JbHuncho 9 days ago

    My pee neva been green or red only yellow clear and orange

  • NoBombDrop
    NoBombDrop 9 days ago

    I learned a lot today

  • KKSProductions
    KKSProductions 9 days ago

    Indians at Apple: Turn your penis off and back on again, or plug you're penis into the computer and restore your penis in iTunes.

  • Elizabeth Shaw
    Elizabeth Shaw 9 days ago

    I'm a nurse and disabled so I no longer work but my first morning urine looks like a nursing home catheter bag.

  • Pura Periculo
    Pura Periculo 9 days ago

    Is it possible for white or milky coloured urine to be caused by semen in the urine?

  • Umesh Janardhanan
    Umesh Janardhanan 9 days ago

    FACT : Bear eats beets. Bear pees red.

  • Goat Mom
    Goat Mom 9 days ago

    Red pee is because you're on your period DUUUHHHHH XDDD

  • Explicitt
    Explicitt 9 days ago

    I was just thinking about this phenomenon today, thanks SciShow!

  • Hank Hill Spongebob

    Nohomojizztastic acid

  • miguel's best nba gaming

    the normal color of pee is actually clear not yellow like the dumbass in the video said

  • Shloopers
    Shloopers 9 days ago

    auto-play thought this would be a good video for me to listen to while I make dinner...

  • lewis dakota
    lewis dakota 9 days ago

    What about clear?

  • XD54321
    XD54321 9 days ago

    No purple urine eh? What if I stab the urinary tract of a baby with the blue diaper syndrome?

  • Nestor Cuellar
    Nestor Cuellar 9 days ago

    i pee green sometimes when i drink monster energy drink

  • Vargen Kiag
    Vargen Kiag 9 days ago

    really cuz i usually get yellow pee or white(but not caused by a parasite im guessing from holding my pee for too long) but with the new colors idk

  • Phone Hseng
    Phone Hseng 9 days ago

    i have clear pee

  • J Meneley
    J Meneley 9 days ago

    is it wrong to want to take these medications to turn my urine fun colors?

  • MR. MECH 3000
    MR. MECH 3000 9 days ago

    i've had black pee before when i was 3 or 4 years old

  • Carl Li
    Carl Li 9 days ago

    If you're pee is green, red, black, or purple, then you're a wizzzard!

    Get it? Wizz, ya take a wizz in the restroom?

    *I'll see myself out*

  • Reaperel
    Reaperel 9 days ago

    Red blood is also a sign of cancer.

  • HOAXStation
    HOAXStation 9 days ago

    why is my weed yellow

  • fedemtz66
    fedemtz66 9 days ago

    the RGB monster is here!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr563g
    Mr563g 9 days ago

    What if it's clear

  • Martin Lado
    Martin Lado 9 days ago

    Why is there green pee around my anus

  • Moshiur Rahman
    Moshiur Rahman 9 days ago

    Why my pee colour is green ? Cow fucked u

  • Oheadthaboss
    Oheadthaboss 9 days ago

    Who else needed to pee while watching this?

  • TealFlame1
    TealFlame1 9 days ago

    Now I'm gonna prank my friend and give him a bottle and tell him it's "mountain dew"

  • AlexMeow bleufeline

    And I thought blue liquid on diapers and tampons is only in advertisements haha

  • young mystery
    young mystery 9 days ago

    in my job i seen
    yellow pee
    orange pee ( tuberculosis medications)
    bloody pee
    green pee (amp energy drink)
    clear water pee
    pink pee

    i'm nurse i seen everything

    now for poop

  • Primal Ursus
    Primal Ursus 9 days ago

    why is there urine around my anus

  • Eomma Vicki
    Eomma Vicki 9 days ago

    that UTI medicine scared me the first time for real

  • Boredness
    Boredness 9 days ago

    Ah yes, neon yellow.. always get that after drinking a monster or redbull. Makes sense since they have a crap ton of vitamin B2

  • Ajax Gaming
    Ajax Gaming 9 days ago

    Jesuuuus

  • Sir Reginald
    Sir Reginald 9 days ago

    HANK IS BACK!

  • SoloArt Studio
    SoloArt Studio 9 days ago

    Great content! Nice show. Watched and Thanks for sharing your wonderful videos

  • Doug Graham
    Doug Graham 9 days ago

    Another reason why your pee is green?

    YOU'RE DRINKING TOO MUCH AMP

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