A 33-year-old female asked:

In the mornings sonetimes my urine literally smells like rotten eggs..why could this be ? im positive its not sexually related

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Dr. John Ewald
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Dehydration?: Are you drinking enough fluids, specifically water? It is the kidneys job to remove accumulated acids. For water conservation the kidney can remove these acids in a very concentrated urine, which would then be dark with a strong smell. Drink more free water, at least an extra quart of free water in addition to any other fluids ingested in a day.
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