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Green Bay, WI
A 28-year-old male asked:

After 1 cup of coffee my urine smells like a coffeehouse. no matter how much water i drink. even 3 hours after 1 cup. what is this? is it normal?

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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 53 years experience
Probably okay...: Some are more health-conscious than others, but even overdone with it. This is the normal pattern/spectrum of human behaviors. As to urine smell in relation to possible food/beverage consumption, remember: certain urine odor is normal, but personally unique and varying with what we eat or drink. So, it's okay as long as voiding comfortably and having a normal urinalysis. If still in doubt, ask doc.
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