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what does it mean when a babies urine smells bad

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
16 years experience Pediatrics
Stinky pee=need2see: We all know poop can be stinky, but the pee should not be. The main concern is urinary tract infection (uti), which can lead to severe kidney infectio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Raff
Dr. Ira Raff answered
56 years experience Urology
No: Urine has ammonia.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes..: It is........normal.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Nothing wrong!: Urine that smells isn't as worrisome as bloody or painful urine, both of which suggest possible infection in young women. Smelly urine, in isolation, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginitis: It can be difficult to tell if a 'fishy' smell is coming from urine or the vagina it is usually related to vaginal infections (trichomoniasis, gardne ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Dehydrated or UTI: If you get dehydrated, your body's response is to concentrate your urine more in to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more wate ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible infection: Urinalysis will provide answer regarding possible urinary tract infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Different reasons: Certain foods (asparagus -too many-) or bacterial infections may produce bad smell in urine. A urinalysis may help clarify this.
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Need urinalysis: Can mean infection but there are some other causes. An examination by a doctor and a test of your urine would be a very good way to sort out what is ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends what you: The smell of urine is due to what you eat. Have you eaten popcorn recently? You can see your physician to see if there are other issues.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually nothing: If it's concentrated, the odors of things you've eaten are likely to be detectable. Some folks can make their urine smell like skunk be eating asparag ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
Infection Possibly: Strong urine odors can arise from foods, medications, alterations in your metabolism or infection. An ammoniac smell to the urine can occur with dehy ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Stool smells: Certain infections like rotavirus and c. Diff have very distinct smells which one cold say has a foul-sweet smell. Malabsorption can cause a fatty st ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
What else: Foul smelling urine by itself may not mean much but if associated with frequent urination, burning, back pain, or fever. It may suggest a urinary trac ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Have urine tested: If urine doesnt smell right. Go to your doctor and have it tested. Urine is normally sterile and doesnt have a particular odor.
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
uncertain: Bacterial vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. If you have a change in color, texture, o ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Medications: Certain medications (pyridium, rifampin) can turn your urine orange color. Dark discoloration of the urine can also be a sign of dehydration or could ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: See your doctor for a pelvic exam and get tested for stds.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Diarrhea: Liquid stool (poo) or diarrhea is caused by several conditions including viruses or other intestinal ailments. Viruses are usually self limiting and ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Nothing: You are excreting the aromatic chemicals found in coffee in your pee. They have to go somewhere. Maybe you're drinking more coffee than usual for yo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Likely: This is likely a direct result of something you specifically ate that would make a characteristic smell.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus or ? on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
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