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does the urine have a foul odor in diabetics

A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Diabetes: Historically speaking, diabetes mellitus (common type) was once diagnosed via sweet tasting urine b/c excess sugar "spilled" into urine. Since you kno ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: Can get some dryness of the mouth from zoloft (sertraline) which might account for thirst but not for urine as you describe-- probably best to have a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Urine: Usually foul smelling urine is an infection, medication (fish oil), or dehydration.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
We need more informa: You may have a urinary tract infection or kidney infection if you have pain or burning during urination.There can be many causes of pain in the back o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
It could: It could be a sing of diabetes, or medications, foods, and other things. See a doctor and tell them about it.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audrey Rogers
34 years experience Pediatrics
No.: Diabetes tends to cause urine to be more dilute (clear) due to the glucose in the urine drawing more water in. The symptoms of diabetes are drinking ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See MD, also DDS: See your doctor who can tell you whether or not you have diabetes and what's causing your breath to smell like that. More likely a kidney issue than d ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked: Urine can smell different ways based upon the foods you eat. If you have increased thirst or urination or if you have diabetes in your family then it ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephan Bart
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ketones: Yes ketones can cause both your breath and urine to have a distinct odor. It is important for you to see your Doctor to get your diabetes under contro ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Concentration: And food you eat. Be sure you are drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day. That is how much water you need to stay healthy. Also if you are taking ... Read More
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