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A 40-year-old female asked:

My urine smells concentrated. what is the problem?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Please clarify: There is no medical condition or diagnosis for "urine smelling concentrated". What does that mean to you and what worries you about it?
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Dehydration: Do you mean a heavy "urine" odor, or that of an infection? If your urine is dark yellow/amber, but is otherwise "clear" (no sediment/"cloudiness"), then you are probably "dehydrated." a foul odor would suggest an infection. Many individuals are chronically dehydrated which results in frequent infections or stone disease - adequate hydration results in a urine output of > 2000 mls of urine/day.

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