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what does it mean when your urine smells like fish

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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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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Urine odor: A fishy smelll to urine is more often than not emanating from the vagina and is related to vaginitis. If you are also having blood clots vaginally yo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Levin
31 years experience Urology
Infection: if sexually related consider trichomonas or gardnerella. needs full evaluation and abx
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Urine odor: A fishy odor to the urine is usually actually from the vagina due to infection, but if this only occurs when you eat fish, then is related to some che ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: What you described is quite normal. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, ... 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 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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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 member asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Blood: You probably have some blood in the urine do ua

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