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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe sweet urine?: The odor and color urine can change from day to day depending on the type and amount of foods and fluid you consume. Urinary tract infections do that ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aileen Marty
38 years experience Pathology
Ultra-filtrate : Your urine is an ultra-filtrate of your blood. If you urine has a chemical smell or smells like penicillin it is because your kidneys are removing th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Forget about it: Penicillin has no smell. Urine smells like urine.
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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 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 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above: It seems u may be having infection. See u urologist for evaluation and work up.
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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 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 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 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 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
GET IT CHECKED: Your urine usually has no odor,but sometimes it is Ammonia which is breakdown from Urea excreted in urine Smell can be due to infection and can be due ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Sulfur: That would be sulfur. Be sure you are fully hydrated and see if it disappears. Your urine should be clear or lightly transluscent yellow, when properl ... Read More
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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 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Urine smell reflects what you consumed, how concentrated the urine is, and how your unique sense of smell is. In general, it's good idea to ignore uri ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Get tested: May be as simple as concentrated urine due to inadequate fluids. However this can be indicator of infection, hemolysis or liver disease. Please see y ... Read More
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 female asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
See my remaks: As a Urologist who has had the occasion to smell urine more than a thousand times,I hven't smelled a nutty on..But what is the urine ? It is the bypro ... Read More
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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 member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: It is likely due to a urinary tract infection. See your doctor for a quick painless urine test (urinalysis - pee in a cup) to determine that.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis can sometimes cause a smelly fish odor in the vagina. Your gynecologist can test and treat you accordingly. Good luck
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