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Does urine have a strong odor?

Does urine have a strong odor?

Many Reasons: Urine is a filtered byproduct from our blood and stored in the bladder until release. Urine's odor can change with certain foods like asparagus or coffee but also with infections. If you are experiencing other symptoms like abdominal pain, pain with urination, urinating more frequently, or significant change in urine odor and color, then i would recommend evaluation by healthcare provider. ...Read more

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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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Can urine smell odd if UTI or of starving?

Can urine smell  odd if UTI  or of starving?

Yes. : An infection of the urinary tract or UTI can impart a foul odor to the urine, as bacteria and white blood cells accumulate in the urine. In cases of severe starvation, ketones, which are compounds that come from the breakdown of fat can cause a strange odor in the urine. This is called ketonuria, and is quite rare and usually seen in type i diabetics and those on low carbohydrate diets. ...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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Can a UTI cause urine leak and bad smell?

Can a UTI cause urine leak and bad smell?

It sure can: The symptoms of urinary tract infection include frequency (going a lot), urgency (needing to go right now, and sometimes leaking) and burning. Sometimes there is a foul odor to the urine as well. If left untreated, utis can turn into kidney infections and worse. You should go see your doc to be properly evaluated and treated for this. ...Read more

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Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti

Does pyridium (phenazopyridine) prevent a urine dipstick for leukocytes from showing ? Can a woman with flank pain and urinary burning  on pyridium (phenazopyridine) have a pyelonephriti

Yes and yes: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) dyes the urine orange & that color can interfere with the dipstick test for leukocytes. But the gold-standards for diagnosing UTI's is looking for leukocytes under the microscope (for immediate dx) & culture.Pyridium (phenazopyridine) does not interfere with those. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) only reduces symptoms & doesn't treat the infection. You might have pyelonephritis, which can be serious. Seek medical attention ASAP! ...Read more

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When pregnant does urine have a different odor?

When pregnant does urine have a different odor?

No: No, the urine does not have a different odor. However, in pregnancy you are more likely to get dehepydrated, so you urine may be more concentrated. You need to drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Symptoms: fishy smelling discharge, urine that burns and after urinating you still feel to urinate. Uti or yeast infection?

Symptoms: fishy smelling discharge, urine that burns and after urinating you still feel to urinate. Uti or yeast infection?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection in the vagina due to gardnerella . It is characterized by a fishy odor. It is neither a UTI nor a yeast infection. You need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. It is very treatable. ...Read more

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How do a urinalyisis and a urine culture differ?

How do a urinalyisis and a urine culture differ?

See below : Urineanalayis checks for abnormalities in the urine i.E glucose, blood, protein and white cells which could indicate an infection a culture looks for specific bacteria that is the cause of an infection. ...Read more

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Does hiv, aids make a person have a smelly fishy urine?

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Does hiv, aids make a person have a smelly fishy urine?

No: Hiv does not cause uti, look for another cause, probably bacterial. Culture the urine. ...Read more

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UTI? 3 y/o foul smelling urine. No fever, no blood but very smelly urine. How do they test a toddler for a UTI?

UTI? 3 y/o foul smelling urine. No fever, no blood but very smelly urine. How do they test a toddler for a UTI?

Cath urine: When a girl toddler urinates some urine enters and exits their vagina and touches the skin surfaces nearby, creating an opportunity for many things to add odor to the urine. Many accumulate soap debris on their bottom during baths, leading to some itching/digging that can trigger drainage. In this setting, only a "clean catch" or catheter urine sample can assure no extraneous contaminants ...Read more

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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

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Is it possibly to have a kidney infection without a fever? I had a dipstick test for flank pain and smelly urine that showed leukocytes & glycosuria?

Is it possibly to have a kidney infection without a fever? I had a dipstick test for flank pain and smelly urine that showed leukocytes & glycosuria?

Yes: Yes, you can have a urinary tract infection (UTI) without fever. Odor to the urine, flank pain and leukocytes in the urine suggest UTI. The glycosuria may be associated with diabetes ...Read more

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Leukocytes in urine. Urine culture mixed urogenital flora 10,000-25,000. Frequent urination. Did not respond to antibiotic. What does this mean?

Leukocytes in urine. Urine culture mixed urogenital flora 10,000-25,000. Frequent urination. Did not respond to antibiotic. What does this mean?

Mixed flora: Hi Ashley. If you have "mixed flora" in the urine - even with leukocytes (or white cells) - it may mean that the specimen was not a "clean catch" specimen. There are other signs in the test to help determine this. If an urinary tract infection (UTI) is still a consideration, a repeat urine test and culture could be considered. ...Read more

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Do trich cause you to have constant yellow creamy smetime yellow water discharge mixed with blood or Do A uti urine cloudy too but might be from DC

Do trich cause you to have constant yellow creamy smetime yellow water discharge mixed with blood or Do A uti urine cloudy too but might be from DC

Yes, it could.: Trichomonas could do all these things. It can show up in your urine, too. Get treated. Your partner may be treated, too. Use protection until both are clear of it. Practice safe sex until in a long-term monogamous relationship (6 months to a year and only stop when repeat testing of both of you still shows no s.t.d's. Take care! ...Read more

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How do a UTI and a bladder infection differ?

How do a UTI and a bladder infection differ?

General , specific: Uti is a general term stating infection in the urinary tract- which compasses kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra. Once the infection is confirmed and localized, it gets specifc term- bladder inf- cystitis, kidney infection- pyelonephritis, urethral inf- urethritis etc. ...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


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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more