A 2-year-old female asked:
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2 yr old daughter's urine has a strong odor. it doesn't really even smell like normal urine, it is difficult to describe. what could cause the odor?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Drinking water?: Is she drinking enough fluids? Strong odor might be due to insufficient fluid intake. Urinary tract infection could be another possibility. Follow up with her doctor if strong odor persists.
Answered on Jan 17, 2017
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Waste odor: The urine is one f the main ways we eliminate our body wastes. Urates, the main waste product of protein breakdown, causes a pungent odor that is greater if concentrated due to poor fluid intake.Vitamin products, supplements, other ingested products also spill into the urine & create odors.Bacterial action on any of these wastes also yield odors.
Answered on Jan 18, 2017
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