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A 36-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your urine smell a rotten egg?

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Need urinalysis: Can mean infection but there are some other causes. An examination by a doctor and a test of your urine would be a very good way to sort out what is going on.
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A female asked:

Why does urine smell like rotten eggs?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 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.
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Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler commented
Prosthodontics 43 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
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