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What causes a foul smell in discharge and urine?

What causes a foul smell in discharge and urine?

Infection: Discharge or urine should never smell bad and generally indicates an infection. You need to get tested for vaginal infection, sexually transmitted infection and urinary tract infection. Gonorrhea, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis have a bad odor, chlamydia and yeast less likely. Any partners should be tested and treated as well. ...Read more

Smelly Urine (Definition)

Smelly urine is suggestive, not indicative for UTI, and usually results from concentrated urine, from what foods consumed, from infection / inflammation, etc. To verify it, do complete urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/myths-UTI.html & other articles in the categories in Urinary Tract Infection-UTI & Urination Trouble ...Read more


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Whats the cause of vagina smelling like urine?

Whats the cause of vagina smelling like urine?

Bv : Studies show odoriferous discharge is often caused by bacterial vaginitis or "bv". A simple urine screen for STIs can detect this but OB/GYNs like women to get a pelvic exam with new odor. Sometimes pelvic exams are overdone and a simple urine test and empiric course of metronidazole 2grams by mouth can solve this issue. Full sexually transmitted infections screen advisable at your age. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes peanut odour in urine?

What causes peanut odour in urine?

Diet?: Any change makes us think first and foremost about infection. Get checked if you have fever or pain. But it is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat - some foods causes very distinct odors! there are specific conditions that can cause changes in urine odor (for example, diabetics and a smell of ketones), but I do not know of a diagnosis that causes this smell. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes urine to smell?

What causes urine to smell?

Urine odor: Normally urine doesnt have a smell. If you are very dehydrated, the high concentration of ammonia can cause a smell. Other factors like asparagus, certain vitamins can make the urine smell as well. If your urine smells sweet, have your doctor make sure that you don't have diabetes. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of urine smelling like ammonia?

What could be the cause of urine smelling like ammonia?

Urea is related: Urea is related to ammonia. Urea is the byproduct of our protein metabolism, and is disposed of in our urine. If urine is concentrated (due to not drinking enough fluids), it can have an ammonia odor. Other things can affect people's sense of smell, such as nasal changes, hormonal changes, pregnancy, etc... Warm urine should have a stronger odor than cold urine, too. ...Read more

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Have blood in urine blood in stool urine very foul smelling . Very cloudy urine. What causes this?

Have blood in urine  blood in stool urine very foul smelling . Very cloudy urine. What causes this?

Bloody urine: blood in urine & stool, fowl cloudy smelling in MALE may be infection in kidney & bladder, might have fever, flank pain, chills, nausea & vomiting, need tested & treatment now. could also be fistula between rectum & bladder...need exam by surgeon... ...Read more

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What causes nitrites in urine?

What causes nitrites in urine?

UTI: Nitrite is a marker on the dipstick that can indicated a uti. Many of the bacteria that cause a UTI create nitrite in the urinary tract and the specific reagent on the dipstick will show its presence. ...Read more

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Cloudy strong odour urine a symptom of appendicitis?

Cloudy strong odour urine a symptom of appendicitis?

Not usually: Buit it is a sign of dehydration and or urinary tract infection which can cause abdominal pain as will a ureteral calculus or kidney stone. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes odorous urine?

What causes odorous urine?

Many possible causes: Of smelly urine: concentrated due to dehydration & low fluid intake causes a strong smell.Urinary infections may be most common cause of foul smelling urine and often alert subjects to presence of uti.Some antibiotics such as Amoxicillin &cipro cause smelly urine as does consuming large volumes of coffee, ie >6cups/day.Classically asparagus has distinctive smell.Others r liver disease & diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes traces of blood in your urine?

What causes traces of blood in your urine?

No: Blood in urine is acute urinary tract infection, tuberculosis or malignancy until proven otherwise. There are other less frequent causes, but Azithromycin is not likely one of them. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause blood in stool/white clumps and foul smelling in urine?

Can dehydration cause blood in stool/white clumps and foul smelling in urine?

No, see Dr: Sounds like two issues present--blood in stool (=not normal) and urinary tract infection (=not normal). See your dr / urgent care / er for evaluation and treatment. If may be dehyrated as well (=not normal), you can fix w/extra fluids. ...Read more

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String smelling urine symptom of uti? What are symptoms? 

String smelling urine symptom of uti? What are symptoms? 

Uti: Strange smelly urine may not mean that one has a uti. Symptoms of a bladder infection may consist of burning discomfort when urinating, frequent need to urinate, and urinating only small drops or amount each time. Smells may be associated w/ food eaten. But fishy odor when one pees may actually be coming from the vagina as a result of a vaginal infection. See doc. ...Read more

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What causes smelly urine?

Infection, Asparagus: Asparagus small is quite distinctive and occurs soon after consuming. Many utis are associated with smelly urine and frequently is the only symptom. ...Read more

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What causes smelly urine?

What causes smelly urine?

Urine odors: Smelly urine very often is not due to any pathologic conditions or illness. Certain break down products of foods, like asparagus, cause smelly urine. Stale urine also develops smelly characteristics. Strangely, infected urine may have no smelly characteristics. Normal urine may have crystals and sediments. A urinalysis can be done in your physicians office if you have concerns. ...Read more

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What causes white flakes in urine?

Urine: Usually precipitates of salts with the changes in acidity from the bladder to the toilet. If these "flakes" are in the urine without being seen in the toilet, then you should take a specimen to your doctor and have them look at it. Without seeing this it is very difficult to tell what it might be. ...Read more

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What does sweet smell of urine indicate?

What does sweet smell of urine indicate?

Diabetes: You need to see your family doctor and be tested for diabetes. ...Read more

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