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Eating a lot of ginger candy from friend. Urine has kind of musty smell. Related?

Eating a lot of ginger candy from friend. Urine has kind of musty smell. Related?

Probably related: Although i don't know for sure, it is likely related. Many things we ingest appear in urine and are evident in color, smell, aspect, or all. Examples include penicillins that change the smell of urine and heavy dairy intake with vegetables that make urine cloudy due to phosphate load and alkaline state of urine. Vitamin b makes urine deep yellow. You can prove it by quitting and retrying in 2 days. ...Read more

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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Why do I have smelly dark colored urine even though i drink a lot it smells so bad i'm embarrassed to use other bathrooms than my owni am a type 2 dia?

Why do I have smelly dark colored urine even though i drink a lot it smells so bad i'm embarrassed to use other bathrooms than my owni am a type 2 dia?

Urinalysis: A urinalysis may help clarify this situation. Certain foods in excess (eg asparagus), presence of certain elements (blood, bacteria, and particularly ketones -interestingly you mention dm ii- and other factors may produce this phenomenon. Consult your dr. ...Read more

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My friend has just got over a UTI and is experiencing lower back pain and now is 3 times over normal protien in urine. & smells a funny odor?

My friend has just got over a UTI and is experiencing lower back pain and now is 3 times over normal protien in urine. & smells a funny odor?

Infection likely: The odor and protein in the urine along with the pain suggest another urinary tract infection. A visit to the doctor is needed. ...Read more

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Why would my urine be dark yellow colored and smell kind of sweet?

Why would my urine be dark yellow colored and smell kind of sweet?

Dehydrated?: If you haven't been drinking fluids, your urine will be darker. When you are well hydrated, your urine will be light yellow to clear. If issues continue, see your doctor for a simple urine test in the office. ...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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Does ingesting ginger make your urine smell?

Does ingesting ginger make your urine smell?

May be...: Urine smell is personally unique and also reflects dietary intake. For instance, ingesting asparagus or garlic comes with its additional unique odor. For ginger, try it out by yourself; it's fun to experience life. Yet, such unique smell poses no health risk as long as being comfortable and having normal urinalysis. But beware no overindulgence and obsession in everything we do in life. ...Read more

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My urine smells very bad, and its cloudy. It does not hurt but i hve to go a lot.

Could be a UTI: Sounds like you need to get seen to have urine analysis and urine culture tests done to evaluate you for a possible urinary tract infection. It is best to have this done sooner rather than later. For now, increase fluid intake- drink lots of water and try pure cranberry juice. Ibuprofen may be helpful if you develop pain. ...Read more

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My urine has been having a strong odor . It smells like baby urine? But i drink lots of water so what could this be ?

My urine has been having a strong odor . It smells like baby urine? But i drink lots of water so what could this be ?

May be normal: Typically your urine can smell secondary to infections if it is malodorous but you also have associated burning or discomfort when urinating known as dysuria this may be urine infection and you should be treated with an antibiotic. However, if it is just odor it may not be abnormal would be worthwhile getting a urine analysis sometimes foods or drinks can cause this type of issue. ...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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