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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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Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should i only drink electrolyte-free water?

Do electrolytes in smart water cause strong smelling/dark urine the way sodas can? Should i only drink electrolyte-free water?

No: No. You may be prone to dehydration if you have dark urine. Try drinking regular tap water, smart water, bottled water, etc., any type of water. Drink less soda, coffe, tea. ...Read more

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What causes my urine to have a strong odor?

What causes my urine to have a strong odor?

The following: Concentrated urine can have strong smell, happens with low fluid intake. Infected urine from UTI classically has bad smell. Certain foods, especially asparagus give urine very distinct stong odor. ...Read more

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My urine is very strong. Even my husband is commenting. Could anything be wrong to cause this?

My urine is very strong.  Even my husband is commenting.  Could anything be wrong to cause this?

Strong Urine Smell: Read this about possible causes: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/apr-16a.Html. Not always a cause for alarm, pungent urine odors could reflect diet choices, as well as an infection or even diabetes. It is best to make an appointment with your doctor and check it out. ...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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I noticed my urine was green yesterday amd today and has a strong oder but I am not currently taking any medications what could cause this?

I noticed my urine was green yesterday amd today and has a strong oder but I am not currently taking any medications what could cause this?

Hard to know: Without smelling it, impossible to say. Urine odor is often dependent upon what you have eaten. Ever smell urine after eating asparagus? It probably means nothing at all but if it continues to worry you, go see your family doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder cause a strong smell in my urine?

Does gallbladder cause a strong smell in my urine?

Probably: Unrelated. Have your urine checked for infection, which is common cause of abnormal urine. ...Read more

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I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor ?

I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor ?

Blood in urnine: You need to see your doc ASAP. He/she will let you know what is happening and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can living in an environment of a strong cat urine smell environment cause health problems?

Can living in an environment of a strong cat urine smell environment cause health problems?

Unlikely : Hopefully cat is litter trained. Urine smell can be minimized by using a differenk kind of litter, ie scented clumping litter & remove clumps caused by urine on a daily basis. An other suggestion is place litter box on a porch, in another room or a closed closet floor & instill a cat door. ...Read more

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Strong urine after taking probiotics for the first time. Is this normal? What could cause this?

Strong urine after taking probiotics for the first time. Is this normal? What could cause this?

Maybe . . .: Urine color & odor changes w/what & how much you consume. Asparagus is a classic example as some people will notice strong urine odor after consuming this vegetable. Urine will appear deeper yellow when dehydrated and more pale & clear when hydrated. However, taking high dose vitamins can often discolor urine making it deep yellow regardless of hydration, leading many to report expensive urine. ...Read more

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Strong smelling urine after taking probiotics for the first time. Is this normal? What could cause this?

Strong smelling urine after taking probiotics for the first time. Is this normal? What could cause this?

Yes: They can cause a change in the odor of your urine as can antibiotics. As long is that is your only symptoms, not to worry. If any pain with urination, frequency of urination then should see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Dr R ...Read more

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Urine sometimes has strong smell like Cheerios. Consume a lot of sugar but urine doesn't always have this smell. Any common causes?

Urine sometimes has strong smell like Cheerios. Consume a lot of sugar but urine doesn't always have this smell. Any common causes?

Nonspecific: This is a nonspecific symptom and if you still have concerns, your physician can order a urinalysis to ensure that there is no serious urinary pathology. ...Read more

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My urine is dark and has a strong smell--what could cause this?

My urine is dark and has a strong smell--what could cause this?

Diet, dehydration: Your diet can significantly affect the smell of your urine. Dehydration can cause your body to retain fluids so you don't get lightheaded and dizzy and is significantly darkens the color of your urine. Drink more fluids and see if this resolves the problem. There is of course other more serious problems they can lead to the above symptoms, see your physician if the problem persists. ...Read more