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A 43-year-old female asked:

Today i noticed my urine has a strong ammonia smell.why? i have only been drink water for past week. i gave up soda.thats only diet change i've made.

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Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
URINE ODOR: The smell you describe suggests urine that is concentrated, which may indicate dehydration, infection, kidney stones. This odor can also sometimes be associated w/ high protein foods like meat or eggs. Adequately hydrate yourself, monitor odor over the next several days for resolution and if odor persists, connect w/ me via inbox consult or visit your doctor.

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Last updated May 13, 2018

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