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Why does my urine smell like onions

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
Psychiatry 29 years experience
UTI : Either you are eating too many onions or you have uti.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
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
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
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
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
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
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 33 years experience
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Hydrocarbon: Aromatic hydrocarbons are filtered into the urine and can smell like many familiar odors.
A member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
Urine test: Please get a urine test. Your doctor can evaluate- i hope your blood sugar level is ok.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Normal: It is entirely normal and is the same for every one.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Amino acids: Certain foods, especially broccoli and asparagus, contain Amino Acids that are processed quickly and appear in the urine...Smelling. You have a very s... Read More