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sometimes when i sneeze it smells of urine or waterlillies. what are causes of this?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Sinusitis: Infections can cause an unusual odor when you sneeze since some bacteria have a distinctive odor. Rinse your nose out thoroughly with saline solution several times daily and if the smell persists see your healthcare provider.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does sneezing cause me to lose my urine?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Stress incontinence.: Urine leak with sneezing is called stress incontinence and is more common in women, particularly those who have delivered children vaginally. If you are bothered by the amount and frequency of leakage, see a urologist or gynecologist for evaluation. A wide range of therapies, from pelvic floor muscle training, to medications, to surgical procedures are available depending on the cause.
A 14-year-old female asked:

Sometimes when i sneeze, i wee alittle-should i get this checked?

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Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Are you female? Young? Older? Have you had babies? All important information. In general, young healthy people do not leak urine with sneezing. This is caused stress incontinence and most typically affects older women who have had full term pregnancies. You might have a low grade infection, or weak pelvic floor muscles that can be strengthened via physical therapy.

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