A 35-year-old member asked:
when i eat asparagus my pee smells like dirty gold fish water. why?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Inherited: About 40% of the population inherits an enzyme that converts a chemical in asparagus into an aromatic sulfur compound which has a strong smell. It is interesting but not harmful.
Answered on Nov 1, 2019
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