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why does my urine smell like onions

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
28 years experience Psychiatry
UTI : Either you are eating too many onions or you have uti.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Can be diet, etc..: This might be due to diet like from eating vegetables like asparagus, or it can be from a medical condition like diabetes which can cause a fruity odo ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ate something else !: It is usually a function of what you ate. It may be that you ate something that has either garlic or onion hidden in the ingredients, as you know many ... Read More
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
32 years experience Urogynecology
Vitamins or meds?: Urine is a byproduct of the kidneys filtration of the blood. It is common for urine that is concentrated to have a stronger odor. Increasing water i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Urine odor: Difficult to know why your urine odor is different. Often depends upon what you have been eating. If you think you may be developing an infection you ... Read More
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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Foul smelling urine is an early sign of bladder infection or UTI. Lower back pain if associated with fever and chills usually mean that kidney are als ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
25 years experience Urology
Urinary Odors: Urine odors typically come from what we've eaten or meds we've taken more than from worrisome illnesses. If there aren't any symptoms of infection su ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrocarbon: Aromatic hydrocarbons are filtered into the urine and can smell like many familiar odors.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bassel
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unsure: see your doctor for a urinalysis
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A member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Check what you ate: Usually it is due to food intake. For instance, asparagus could change smell of urine among other reasons like onion and garlic. Also, some medicines ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet: It is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat - some foods causes very distinct odors! there are specific medica ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Urine test: Please get a urine test. Your doctor can evaluate- i hope your blood sugar level is ok.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Food?: Strange smells in urine can be heralds of utis, but only when associated with symptoms. If it is just the smell, it may be something you ate; some pe ... Read More
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