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Why does urine smell like rotten eggs?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Sulfur: That would be sulfur. Be sure you are fully hydrated and see if it disappears. Your urine should be clear or lightly transluscent yellow, when properly hydrated. If this does not clear up in 3-5 days , see your MD. Or, better yet, make appt. for tomorrow. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler commented
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
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Also, you may be spilling ketones in your urine. Ketonurea is a sign of decreased glucose availability and your body is metabolizing fatty acids. Common in starvation. Are you limiting food intake ?
Apr 20, 2015
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Dehydration/Infectio: It may be due to dehydration or infection if it is smelling for a while.You should drink more fluids and consult your doctor and get checked for infection
Dr. Louise Andrew
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It doesn't normally. Certain foods and supplements (containing sulfur) can cause this in addition to the dehydration and infection mentioned. Don't let it sit around. Any clinic can check you for infection.
Apr 20, 2015
Dr. Norman Cohen
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Maybe sulfites: Foul smelling urine is a sign worth investigating. Urine that smells like rotten eggs may indicate excretion of sulfites in the urine. This may be related to diet as many foods contain sulfites - red wine, juices, molasses, and many prepared foods. Abnormal smelling urine may be due to infection or other causes. See your doctor, who will check your urine and help determine the cause.

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