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what does it mean when your urine smells sweet

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
So simple: A simple dipstick test of your urine (in your doctor's office) can instantly determine if your urine is normal. Reduced perspiration when working out ... 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 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 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 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 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Many possibilities: Urine smelling stronger could be the product of food or drink (asparagus for example lead to increased urine odor), hydration, or urine infection. If ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Melon-smelling urine: Diabetes and starvation can cause a sweet, fruity urine odor, possibly like melon.
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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Urine odor and sense of smell are personally unique, reflecting what you consume - foods, drinks, drugs, supplements, etc. and how you perceive. It's ... Read More
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