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Does Urine Smell Different When Pregnant
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet: 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 medical conditions that can cause changes in the odor of urine (for example, diabetics out of control will have an odor of ketones in their urine). I don't know of any medical condition causing the odor of butter in urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water: A foul smelling urine is generally the result of dietary intake. Increasing water intake as well as seeing your doctor after keeoing a food intake journal will generally narrow down the problem. Urinary tract infections or other pathological causes are potentially present as well. When seeing your doctor, request a urinalysis and urine culture to assess the possibilty of infections. ...Read more
Amino acids: Certain foods, especially broccoli and asparagus, contain Amino Acids that are processed quickly and appear in the urine...Smelling. You have a very sensitive nose if everything you eat smells in your urine. It is a normal body function...Sometimes a UTI can smell like broccoli when you have had none...Int hat case be seen and checked. ...Read more
Probably not.: Certain foods, dehydration, bladder infections and mild vaginal cahnges including bacterial vaginosis can have an impact on the smell of the urine. It very well may be completely normal unless there are other significant symptoms related to this such as pain, bladder spasms, or urinary frequency and urgency. ...Read more
It depends: Urine odor can be affected by how hydrated you are (how much you're drinking), and foods that you eat (e.g. Asparagus). Medical conditions can also affect it, such as infection. If you drink more water and it doesn't go away, or if you have other symptoms like fever, burning, or frequency, go see your doctor. ...Read more
Dietary, metabolic: Urine is the water soluble output of excess and waste chemicals produced by your body. Urine may have an odor depending upon your basic metabolism, your inherited functions and your diet. For instance there is an inherited metabolism of sulfur compounds in fresh asparagus which causes a strong a characteristic odor in the urine. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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