There is a lot to extract from the substance our bodies produce, and urine, in particular, can tell about any abnormalities occurring under the skin; According to what was reported by “Russia Today”, on “Express”.
And Harvard Health said skin cancer is “the most dangerous type of cancer. In rare cases, melanin, the pigment that darkens the skin, can put into the circulation, and some of this pigment may end up in the urine.”
The health website explains that when urine turns “true brown”, it may be due to the breakdown of hemoglobin – bilirubin.
Bilirubin builds up in the blood due to liver disease, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis, or a bile duct blocked by a gallstone, tumor or other obstruction. If some of this excess bilirubin gets into the urine, it can turn brown.
Hemolytic anemia, when too many red blood cells are broken down at the same time, also produces an excess of bilirubin that may contaminate the urine.
Although skin pigment can sometimes seep into the bloodstream, it is still rare.
Common signs to expect from the disease include changes in moles.
The NHS states: “The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new mole or a change to an existing mole. This can happen anywhere on the body, but the areas most affected are the back in men and the legs in women.”
Doctors recommend seeing a doctor for any abnormality that grows or changes quickly and does not go away.