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A 43-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when your urine smells like fish?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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, gardnerella, or bacterial vaginosis). If a man has a fishy smell his urine he may have gotten a bacterial infection from a woman he had sex with.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible infection: Urinalysis will provide answer regarding possible urinary tract infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

My urine smells stronger, what does that mean?

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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Urology 16 years experience
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 this persists you will need to see your doctor to have a urinalysis and urine culture and examination.
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