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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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I am 13 weeks pregnant and have very strong urine smell like onion and its not dark and doesn't burn but I have pain in my abdomen when trying?

I am 13 weeks pregnant and have very strong urine smell like onion and its not dark and doesn't burn but I have pain in my abdomen when trying?

Possible UTI: Urinary tract infections are very common in pregnancy. Especially in pregnancy, urinary tract infections can be asymptomatic. Eg. No burning on urination. Seek medical help immediately as uti's can cause miscarriages and contractions. ...Read more

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Does urine smell like buttery early pregnancy?

Does urine smell like buttery early pregnancy?

Have not heard of: This. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Buttery urine smell early pregnancy, should I be concerned?

I have not heard of: This. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Why do my urine smell a lot?

Why do my urine smell a lot?

Infection?: IS it something new? any fevers along with it? can be a urinary tract infection, you might need to go to a clinic to get urine tested. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like sausage every time I eat it?

Spices: Lots of sausage brands have some spices inclusions and those may not be processed by our bodies and penetrate in the urine unprocessed causing your urine to smell like that. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like onions and garlic when i didn't eat either one?

Why does my urine smell like onions and garlic when i didn't  eat either one?

Vitamins or meds?: Urine is a byproduct of the kidneys filtration of the blood. It is common for urine that is concentrated to have a stronger odor. Increasing water intake helps with this. However, vitamins and certain medications can also give the urine a stronger odor. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell sour ?

Why does my urine smell sour ?

Urine smell: If you get a whiff of something particularly pungent, you could have an infection or urinary stones, which can create an ammonia-like odor. Also foods such as asparagus can cause urine to have an unusual odor. See your doctor if you begin to feel ill, have symptoms or run a fever. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell strongly in the mornings?

More concentrated: First voided morning urine is more concentrated and therefore can have a stronger odor. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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