Urologist Nikolas Symbas, MD recently joined the “Motivated” podcast to discuss stress urinary incontinence (SUI). He talked about how many men struggle with SUI following recovery from prostate cancer, and how a minimally-invasive male sling can be an effective solution. Listen to the whole podcast below, and contact our office for more information on SUI and male slings.
Although not the most pleasant of topics, the color of your urine can tell you a lot about your current health. The color of your urine can come in almost all colors of the rainbow, however, certain colors can be a cause for alarm and could signal an underlying health problem. Use the chart below to discover what the colors in your toilet mean.
This is the ideal color! You are hydrated and healthy.
You are dehydrated. You can fix this by drinking water.
This can be liver/bile duct problems, dehydration, or food dye. You should drink some water, if it doesn’t change, give Dr. Symbas a call.
This is good. You are hydrated and healthy.
This means you should drink water – you are very dehydrated.
This is typically a sign of food dye or an effect of medication but it could be a bacterial infection or disease. Contact a urologist if it is persistent.
There is not anything to worry about. This urine color is normal.
This can be liver disease or severe dehydration. You should drink some water, if it doesn’t change, give us a call.
Typically this is a sign of infection, blood, prostate problems, or kidney disease unless you recently ate beets, blueberries, or rhubarb.
This may be a sign of kidney problems or too much protein. If this is ongoing, give Dr. Symbas a call!
This could be caused by many things such as dyes, medications, laxatives, or chemotherapy. Contact our office today if you are not sure!
Schedule an Appointment in Marietta, GA
If you are experiencing any of the concerning urine colors above, schedule an appointment with urologist Nikolas Symbas, MD today! Give our office a call at (770) 428-4475 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
Dr. Symbas spoke in Kennesaw recently to members of the community regarding male stress incontinence and erectile dysfunction. There was a great turnout of men and their partners and he anticipates doing other community events in the future.
Dr. Symbas attended the 19th Annual Sexual Medicine Society of North America conference in Miami, Fl. There he enjoyed hearing the latest advances in sexual medicine and collaborating with multi-disciplinary physicians and surgeons from around the world!