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A 61-year-old female asked:

Why is my pee smells like butter popcorn?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
What did you eat?: Usually it is what you eat or drink that dictates the smell of your urine. Sugary foods if enough, will cause a rise in your serum blood glucose concentration, and the body reacts by trying to excrete the extra sugar in your urine. Often causing a sweet smell.
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Probably normal...: Everyone's urine has its unique odor reflecting what you eat and drink, and soon after exposed to the air, its smell changes fast - the longer, the worse. That is natural. Besides, everyone emits personal body order - getting stronger if not washed timely. So, it's okay as long as you voidcomfortably and urine exam is normal. Best wish...

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your pee smells like butter?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Urology 16 years experience
Not clear: If urine has a consistently odd odor, you should see md and have urinalysis and urine culture to ensure that it is normal. The urine is a mirror of the body's health; if there is too much sugar, or infection, or blood, it will become clear from these tests. Not clear what "butter" smell reflects, but ensure that there are no issues.
Last updated Dec 28, 2020
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