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Dr. Howard Tay Dr. Tay
Urology
27 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Will amoxicillin make my urine smell like medicine?

Will amoxicillin make my urine smell like medicine?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin and other penicillin like antibiotics are excreted via your kidney. It will make your urine "smell like medicine." www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay.

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Dr. Brandon Maples Dr. Maples
Pharmacology
14 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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My toddlerlet has a urine odor that smells sort of like gasoline. I notice it off and on. Right now he's on amoxicillin. Could that be the reason?

My toddlerlet has a urine odor that smells sort of like gasoline. I notice it off and on. Right now he's on amoxicillin. Could that be the reason?

Most likely: Yes, most likely the odor is just due to the amoxicillin. Penicillin antibiotics have a tendency to give the urine a penicillin-like smell. As long as it's not discolored and the smell goes away after he finishes the amoxicillin, I wouldn't worry.

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I had a UTI I just got finished taking macrobid. I'm taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now. My urine smells like ham. I have to go see a urologist. What could this be?

I had a UTI I just got finished taking macrobid. I'm taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now. My urine smells like ham. I have to go see a urologist. What could this be?

Urine odor: By itself is a pretty unreliable marker of anything. Various food/spice/breakdown products including those from the drug itself are excreted into the urine and could produce an odor. Without other symptoms, pain/irritaiton/bleeding odor by itself is not an indicator of infection cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this would be true.

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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Why my urine smell bad?

Why my urine smell bad?

Normal: Urine does have a bad odor to it. When it's concentrated, it's even worse.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Why does my urine smell?

Why does my urine smell?

Diet: This is likely from your diet especially when it contains asparagus. Usually it bears no meaning healthwise.

Dr. James Cain Dr. Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
32 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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What makes urine smell sweet?

What makes urine smell sweet?

Ketones: Ketones in the urine can cause a characteristic sweet odor. This can be seen in severe diabetes or low carbohydrate diets. It is the result of fat metabolism. See your doctor to make sure what is going on.

Dr. Robert Donato Dr. Donato
Urology
21 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Why would my urine smell like onions?

Why would my urine smell like onions?

Urinary Odors: Urine odors typically come from what we've eaten or meds we've taken more than from worrisome illnesses. If there aren't any symptoms of infection such as urgency/frequency, burning with urination or bladder pain, i'd likely suspect it's something that will get better on its own. If it persists or any of the above symptoms arise, especially if feverish, go see your primary doctor.

Dr. Alok Agrawal Dr. Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
30 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Urine test: Please get a urine test. Your doctor can evaluate- I hope your blood sugar level is ok.

Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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What would make my urine smell rancid?

What would make my urine smell rancid?

Depends: Sometimes an infection can do this, certain foods can make the urine smell rancin, namely asparagus. Wee you r internist if have burning on urination.

Dr. Ravi Chauhan Dr. Chauhan
Urology
18 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What could make my urine smell strange?

What could make my urine smell strange?

Various things: Foods, especially asparagus. Medications infections.

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Dr. James Krick Dr. Krick
Urology
32 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What causes your urine smell in morning?

What causes your urine smell in morning?

Concentration: Morning urine tends to be very concentrated due to lack of fluid consumption for the preceding 8-12 hours. Anything dissolved in the urine will be more pungent when the urine is concentrated.

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Why does my urine smell strongly in the mornings?

Why does my urine smell strongly in the mornings?

More concentrated: First voided morning urine is more concentrated and therefore can have a stronger odor.

Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Why does my urine smell like THC?

Why does my urine smell like THC?

THC: Have you been using cannabis in any form?

Dr. John Feola Dr. Feola
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Why does my urine smell of sulphur?

Why does my urine smell of sulphur?

R/O UTI: Bacterial urinary infectionscan cause malodorous urine. You need and exam labs UAC&S and discussion of treatment options

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Why does my urine smell Like lemons?

Why does my urine smell Like lemons?

Probably okay...: Urine smell alone is usually indicative of something wrong as long as having normal urinalysis from a properly collected fresh urine and being fine in voiding, but maybe reflecting what you consume, like foods or supplement. If you like to explore more on UTI & urinalysis, welcome to peruse articles in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. For daily issues, to http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html

Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer Dr. Wosnitzer
Urology
11 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Why does my urine smell like sulphur?

Why does my urine smell like sulphur?

Unclear: Foods (for example asparagus) or medications can do this. However, best to have urine evaluated if you don't have a recently new medication or diet explanation. Do you have burning, or urinary frequency? Either way, if persists, should see md and have urinalysis and urine culture to rule out infection.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Kevin Considine Dr. Considine
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Why would urine smell smoky? Like a smoked ham sort of odour?

Depends: It could be that you are not drinking enough water or fluids and also eating a diet high in meat protein like ham etc. Try eating a lighter diet and drinking more fluids like water daily and see if this helps.

Dr. Erine Kupetsky Dr. Kupetsky
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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My urine smell like yeast?

My urine smell like yeast?

Need u/a and exam: You may have an infection in ur urine and or a yeast infection. Suggest examination of genitalia and urine.

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