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A 35-year-old female asked:

How do you know if you are not drinking enough water will it cause the urine to smell strong what else can cause foul smelly urine...thanks?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Water intake: Your urine will be dark in color if you are not properly hydrated. Try increasing your water intake and see what happens.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Strong urine: Foul odor most commonly related to insufficient water intake. Additionally infection but should have other sx.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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