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A 36-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

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Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Stinky pee=need2see: We all know poop can be stinky, but the pee should not be. The main concern is urinary tract infection (uti), which can lead to severe kidney infection if untreated. It is not easy to diagnose a UTI by sight or smell, so a properly obtained urine culture is important. Sometimes we find no infection, just a temporary bad smell, but this is one of those infections we would not want to miss!
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Possible infection: If your baby has a very strong odor to the urine, contact your pediatrician. This could be a sign of a urinary tract problem and might be serious. Watch for signs of fever, irritability, or pain. Keep the baby well hydrated.

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My urine smells stronger, what does that mean?

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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Urology 16 years experience
Many possibilities: Urine smelling stronger could be the product of food or drink (asparagus for example lead to increased urine odor), hydration, or urine infection. If this persists you will need to see your doctor to have a urinalysis and urine culture and examination.

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