06/12/2013 06:25 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

The Colour Of Your Wee Could Be Saying A Lot About Your Health (INFOGRAPHIC)

Most of us don't tend to explore the contents of the toilet bowl after having a wee, but what we don't realise is that we might just be flushing away some serious health problems.

Your urine usually ranges from a deep amber or honey colour to a light straw colour with many variations in between.

The Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio made our lives a lot easier by conducting a chart listing all the possible urine colours and explaining what they mean.

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If it's one the pale, transparent side you're healthy and drinking a lot of water, but there is such a thing as drinking 'too much' water.

If it's a brownish colour you may want to see your doctor, as it can mean severe dehydration, or in worse cases, liver problems.

Blue or green urine is harmless and most likely due to food dye or medication and - luckily for the faint-hearted - there's no such thing as purple wee.

Take a look:

urine infographic