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A 49-year-old female asked:

I had noticed that my urine smells like skunk. i am not taking any supplements, so what could be the cause?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Concentrated urine?: Are you drinking enough fluids? Is the urine excessively concentrated? Are you taking any medications? If you drink 6-8 cups of water a day and you don't take any meds and this does not correct then seek medical evaluation.
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Asparagus?: Sometimes our urine can smell bad due to an infection or even something we ate. Asparagus can alter the smell of our urine, as can a urinary tract infection. Is the urine cloudy? Any pain or increased frequency/urgency? Any associated discharge? If any or those are positive, see your doctor and get a urinalysis. Also drink plenty of fluids. By diluting the urine it shouldn't smell so bad!
Last updated May 28, 2017
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