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Why does my urine smell like butter?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Diet: It is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat - some foods causes very distinct odors! there are specific medical conditions that can cause changes in the odor of urine (for example, diabetics out of control will have an odor of ketones in their urine). I don't know of any medical condition causing the odor of butter in urine.

Answered 9/20/2017

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Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky answered

Specializes in Pathology

Could be serious: Many things can cause changes in the smell of urine but have not heard of any described exactly like butter. A sweet smell may well be an indicator of diabetes or potentially serious metabolic disorder. If it is consistent or persists you should see your doctor.

Answered 10/3/2016

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