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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have had a strong smelling urine the past few days. i have no other symptoms other than a cold. could i be pregnant? my period should come in 5days

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Drink more water: You may be a little dehydrated from the cold. This is a common cause for a strong smelling urine. Try drinking more water, this should help. If you do not start your period on time, check a pregnancy test.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Possible, but: No good way to tell until you get to your time of your period. Once a woman is 2-5 days late for her period then she can take a home pregnancy test. There are other reasons for strong smelling urine, including not drinking enough water, strenuous exercise, some types of food for instance. It may or may not be related to very early pregnancy.

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Last updated Sep 10, 2013

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