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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have the smell of rotten vinegar discharge from my urine, what could this possibly be? this problem started about 2 weeks ago, and i have no idea what is causing it, can you please give me a general direction to look at for the cause. thank you.....

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
If : If it is in fact coming from your urine then you may be dealing with a urinary tract infection (uti). Often times they present with a foul urine odor. In addition with uti's you could experience urinary frequency, burning with urination, and lower abdominal pain. On the other hand if you are a female the smell could be from vaginal discharge. Certain vaginal bacterial infections have a foul odor. Regardless you should be evaluated by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
UTI: I understand your concern. At your age of 45 years, possible causes are: •Urinary Tract InfectionVaginitisDiabetesDehydrationIntake of certain foods like Asparagus •Intake of nutritional supplements like multivitamin tablets •Intake of excessive amounts of coffee or caffeinated beverage Please see a Gynecologist for Diagnosis and Treatment

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