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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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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


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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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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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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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What are the symptoms of uti? Also what causes foul smelling urine thank you

What are the symptoms of uti?  Also what causes foul  smelling urine 
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Uti symptoms: Include urinary frequency, urinary urgency, burning with urination, and an abnormal color or odor of urine. This can be a cause of foul smelling urine, as can certain foods, kidney infections or even abnormal connections between the bladder and other organs (colon, eg). ...Read more

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