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A 45-year-old member asked:

my urine smells like the food i eat?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Fairly normal: This is not unusual, especially for some foods like asparagus. Increase your water intake, and urine will be less concentrated and smelly. You may still be able to smell certain foods after you've eaten them, though.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Most of the times my urine smells like the food that I just ate, is that normal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Many foods have compounds that get filtered in the kidneys. Consequently, some of this may end up in the urine causing it to smell like the food. That is usually of no worry. Asparagus is one example.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Urine smells like the food i ate, why?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not uncommon: Depending on the food you ate, it's not uncommon that urine odor would reflect this. Your body has to process food into breakdown products so you can let go of the waste through urine and feces. If you've ever eaten asparagus, you would know urine can smell like asparagus. Make sure you drink plenty of fresh water and this aroma should dissipate.

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