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A 26-year-old male asked:

Why does my urine smell like whatever i eat?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Normal: It is entirely normal and is the same for every one.

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Sardines: There is probably something in the sardines that is excreted in the urine and causes the urine to have a similar smell. This can happen with some foods, and is nothing to worry about.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2019


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