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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Forget about it: Penicillin has no smell. Urine smells like urine.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aileen Marty
38 years experience Pathology
Ultra-filtrate : Your urine is an ultra-filtrate of your blood. If you urine has a chemical smell or smells like penicillin it is because your kidneys are removing th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Urine odor: Usually urine smell is more annoying than indicative of any medical problem. Certain foods especially Asparagus cause the urine to have an odor. Drin ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Entirely normal: Penicillin and related drugs (ampicillin, amoxicillin, and others) have a characteristic strong odor, and are excreted in the urine. Therefore, strong ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your infant's kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe sweet urine?: The odor and color urine can change from day to day depending on the type and amount of foods and fluid you consume. Urinary tract infections do that ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Most likely no single health problem is causing all these symptoms. Strong urine odor usually means dehydration, i.e. not taking in enough fluids. Oth ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, often with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis -- an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, a ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer: Your urinary symptoms are consistent with a UTI and if so, should resolve within 3-5 days of taking the appropriate antibiotic. If symptoms persist, i ... Read More
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