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what does it mean when your urine smells like asparagus

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It is ok: You probably have concentrated urine from lack of intake during the night. Also a high protein content is associat with a larger quantity of ammonia ... Read More

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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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Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe diet related: Hi The egg smell is caused by sulfur. If you smell it in the urine, usually it is because you're eating foods that have a lot of sulfur in them or you ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Ovarian cyst: This will not likely change the odor of your urine, which is most commonly related to what you have eaten, how concentrated it has been, or rarely to ... 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
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible infection: Urinalysis will provide answer regarding possible urinary tract infection.
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
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 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 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 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 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
May be nothing: It may be nothing, and just a consequence of excreting a metabolite of something you ate the night before. Concentrated urine sometimes will have pec ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Marxen
35 years experience Periodontics
Increase oral hygien: Try to eat less dairy products and be sure to continue or start regular dental maintenance visits. Dailey oral hygiene, including flossing and brush ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Haven't heard of a disease that makes urine smell like plastic, but a primary care doctor can evaluate and get all the patient's details. Referral to ... 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 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ellis
58 years experience Urology
You need a urinalysi: Many things can cause an odor in the urine. I a urinalysis is normal, then there is nothing to worry about.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood: You probably have some blood in the urine do ua
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Possible infection.: Urine that is foul smelling can come from a bladder infection where bacteria grow in the urine. This is usually accompanied by pelvic pain and burning ... 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Normally a discharge: Doesn't smell like cheese. For a change in odor, texture, amt, color of d/c - get gyn eval.
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