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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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Besides maple syrup urine disease, are there some other causes of urine that smells sweet like syrup?

Besides maple syrup urine disease, are there some other causes of urine that smells sweet like syrup?

Possibly diabetes: To my knowledge, uncontrolled diabetes might also cause this, but i would expect the person to also have weight loss, and frequent urination besides just a sweet smell to the urine. ...Read more

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I had noticed that my urine smells like skunk. I am not taking any supplements, so what could be the cause?

I had noticed that my urine smells like skunk. I am not taking any supplements, so what could be the cause?

Asparagus?: Sometimes our urine can smell bad due to an infection or even something we ate. Asparagus can alter the smell of our urine, as can a urinary tract infection. Is the urine cloudy? Any pain or increased frequency/urgency? Any associated discharge? If any or those are positive, see your doctor and get a urinalysis. Also drink plenty of fluids. By diluting the urine it shouldn't smell so bad! ...Read more

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Urine smells like feces and I'm also and pain in abdomen and flank areas. Should this be cause for concern?

Urine smells like feces and I'm also and pain in abdomen and flank areas. Should this be cause for concern?

Sure: You may have a significant urinary tract infection. You could even have a fistula between your bowel and your bladder. It's worth seeing a medical professional for an exam, urinalysis, and evaluation. In the meantime, stay well hydrated, but don't delay. ...Read more

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I think i may've had an ovarian cyst. I've never eaten asparagus, i drink a lot of water, yet 4 days ago i noticed my urine smells bad. What caused it?

I think i may've had an ovarian cyst. I've never eaten asparagus, i drink a lot of water, yet 4 days ago i noticed my urine smells bad. What caused it?

Ovarian cyst: This will not likely change the odor of your urine, which is most commonly related to what you have eaten, how concentrated it has been, or rarely to infection with certain organisms. Not likely to be due to an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Urine smells like period blood(over 2 months). I urinate normally. Need to drink more water without a doubt. What's the cause of this?

Urine smells like period blood(over 2 months). I urinate normally. Need to drink more water without a doubt. What's the cause of this?

Urine odor: Most commonly the odor of the urine is related to what you have eaten, or if you have certain illnesses to the metabolic by-products of that disease. To learn what is in your urine you need to take a specimen to your doctor or to a laboratory and have it examined professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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My urine smells fruity?

My urine smells fruity?

See below: A fruity smell in urine is thought to be due to the prescence of ketones, which are acids produced from metabolism of sugar. Have your urine tested and seek medical advice. ...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