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what does it mean when your urine smells like ammonia

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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High protein intake: The kidney excretes acid by producing ammonia which traps the acid in urine. Most people eat 1mosm/kg per day of acid in the form of protein ( amino ... 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
7 wks baby urn ammon: Normally babies urine does not smell.But if urine is concentrated it can smell of ammonia.Mke your baby is getting enough milk and you can gise small ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Maybe an infection: You should take her to the pediatrician to make sure she doesn't have an urinary tract infection.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible UTI: Majority of UTIs are nitrite positive, however UTIs from so called "gram negative" bacteria such as enterococcus, staphylococcus, streptococcus are u ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience Urology
Check for infection: Get a urinalysis done by your doctor to guide you and diagnose the problem. Infection seems likely.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
See commnt: Urine normally has ammoniacal odor with all the other symtoms, what is holding you from seeking medical help if you have no insurance , there are cha ... Read More
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
How does blood smell: Not sure how blood smells. You could have your doctor do a urinalysis and see if there is microscopic (blood you can't see) in it.
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