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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Not clear: If urine has a consistently odd odor, you should see md and have urinalysis and urine culture to ensure that it is normal. The urine is a mirror of t ... Read More

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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
What did you eat?: Usually it is what you eat or drink that dictates the smell of your urine. Sugary foods if enough, will cause a rise in your serum blood glucose conc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zia Umruddin
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Rule out infection: Change in Urine odor can be from Urinary tract infection , certain medications and other causes . See your primary doctor and have it checked out
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Depends on the cause: There are a number of foods or drinks that if excreted into the urine can change the usual color or smell. Of more concern would be an infection in t ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Hmmmmm: That's a lotta hogwash-:).
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Some foods: Contain substances like sulfur or ammonia like compounds that produce a noticeable odor when they are eliminated in the urine other body fluids eg swe ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
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Bacon?: Wow that is an interesting one. Any other symptoms? Smell by itself is not so concerning and may be a reflection of what you eat or drink. If it pe ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible UTI: Get checked out for a urinary tract infection.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Inherited: About 40% of the population inherits an enzyme that converts a chemical in asparagus into an aromatic sulfur compound which has a strong smell. It is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Could be vitamins or something you ate
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Suggest urinalysis: Symptom could be from urinary infection. Thus best to have your urine checked
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tar odor: The odor is nonspecific, but if the feces looks like tar, one would be concerned about occult bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, use of pep ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal odor: There are many possibilities for a vaginal odor but most likely it is caused by a vaginal infection. A visit to the gynecologist or her family practic ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Strange: Did you have asparagus prior to smelling the rotten egg in your pee? Asparagus in the urine is like the odor of garlic in your breath after eating th ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Dehydration or Infxn: If your urine is very concentrated, it can have a pungent smell. Usually this is due to dehydration, but it can also be due to infection. If you are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet: It is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat - some foods causes very distinct odors! there are specific medica ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Need to eval urine: Besides getting some more details (pain? Frequency? ), we'd probably want to check that urine for signs of infection (urinary tract, sexually transmit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/ ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Retained Tampon: One of the more common reasons for this acute problem is a forgotten tampon. If not that then please get to your doctor for an examination and testing ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bassel
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unsure: see your doctor for a urinalysis
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: A person who smells an unusual aroma in her urine can see her primary care doctor to check if there is a problem. The doctor may refer to a urologist ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Possible infection: A fishy or amonia like smell could be sign of a urinary of vaginal infection. One of the most common infection that causes a fishy odor in pee is bact ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
No idea: Is this a new thing? Do you have any other symptoms? Some people excrete after eating certain foods, and that makes their urine smell funny. Aspara ... Read More

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