A 16-year-old female asked:

My urine has been having a strong odor . it smells like baby urine? but i drink lots of water so what could this be ?

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Dr. Surinder Yadav
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
May be normal: Typically your urine can smell secondary to infections if it is malodorous but you also have associated burning or discomfort when urinating known as dysuria this may be urine infection and you should be treated with an antibiotic. However, if it is just odor it may not be abnormal would be worthwhile getting a urine analysis sometimes foods or drinks can cause this type of issue.
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A 49-year-old female asked:

Why might my urine have a strong odor? I drink a lot of water.

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 46 years experience
See answer: Changes in the urine -- its color, odor, and consistency -- can provide important clues about the status of your body. Your urine can reveal what you've been eating, how much you've been drinking, and what diseases you have. Common causes of malodorous urine include dehydration (dark urine), UTI (cloudy urine), food (asparagus), diseases (diabetes), and some medications, vitamins, and supplements.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

I drinking lots of water, but producing very little urine, why?

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Dr. Robert Varady
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Maybe not enough: Certain experts say that one should drink half their body weight in ounces of water a day. You probably aren't drinking that much. It could be that you are losing fluids through perspiration, work outs or even "insensible" loss. Might be worth while to check out the function of your kidneys either through blood, or urine tests or even both
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