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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Need doctor's help! will not drinking water cause fishy smelling urine?

Need doctor's help! will not drinking water cause fishy smelling urine?

Why need help?: Urine will be more concentrated ; thus have stronger odor if total fluid intake is less. Water is best beverage to dilute urine ; thus make less smelly, however tea or soup for instance can also supply sufficient fluid. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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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. Rakesh Lattupalli
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
17 years in practice
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My urine has strong vaginal fishy odor, what is this caused by?

My urine has strong vaginal fishy odor, what is this caused by?

Infection: Check for urinary infection and bacterial vaginosis-completely treatable. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What can cause urine to smell fishy?

Infection: Urinary infection needs to be excluded. Some foods may alter the odor of urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Jason Kline
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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I have urine that smells fishy. I have protein and blood in urine dipstick. I also have swollen ankles. What could be the cause?

I have urine that smells fishy. I have protein and    blood in urine dipstick. I also have swollen ankles. What could be the cause?

Nephrotic syndrome?: Protein and blood in the urine could suggest kidney disease and ankle swelling may mean a significant amount of protein in the urine which should be treated. See a nephrologist who can help diagnose the problem and offer specific treatment if in fact it is a kidney issue. The longer this goes without treatment, the greater the risk for permanent kidney damage. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Please answer! what kind of over-the-counter medicine can I buy for a fishy smelling urine?

Please answer! what kind of over-the-counter medicine can I buy for a fishy smelling urine?

Smelly Urine: Frankly, would not take any medications for it without first knowing the cause. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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