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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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Hi my friend has a problem, her vagina smells fishy and leaks urine when she coughs. She has a shower then the next day smells again. Any advice?

Hi my friend has a problem, her vagina smells fishy and leaks urine when she coughs. She has a shower then the next day smells again. Any advice?

See a gynecologist: The smell is often the results of a vaginal infection. The friend also has stress incontinence. Both are these issues need to be evaluated. ...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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Urine sometimes has strong smell like Cheerios. Consume a lot of sugar but urine doesn't always have this smell. Any common causes?

Urine sometimes has strong smell like Cheerios. Consume a lot of sugar but urine doesn't always have this smell. Any common causes?

Nonspecific: This is a nonspecific symptom and if you still have concerns, your physician can order a urinalysis to ensure that there is no serious urinary pathology. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like chalk. Haven't been taking any type of medication?

Why does my urine smell like chalk. Haven't been taking any type of medication?

Most urine: Odors are not from medications. They are from DIETARY INTAKE! In any case CONCENTRATED urine has a more powerful odor and I suggest that you should INCREASE YOUR FLUID INTAKE!!!!!!!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...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

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When I urinate it smells so bad I don't like using the restrooms when I'm out of at a friends. The oder of urine is very strong and embarrassing? Why?

When I urinate it smells so bad I don't like using the restrooms when I'm out of at a friends. The oder of urine is very strong and embarrassing? Why?

Possible UTI: Urine odor can be an indicator of a urinary tract infection. Other symptoms include burning with urination, lower abdominal pain, and increased urinary frequency. It's also possible that it might be due to concentrated urine, dehydration, or an error in metabolism. This requires an evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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My husband is an alcoholic and a type 1 diabetic, his urine smells like liquor. Is this a major concern or just because he drinks?

My husband is an alcoholic and a type 1 diabetic, his urine smells like liquor. Is this a major concern or just because he drinks?

Simple to tell.: A dipstick for KETONES differentiates. The problem is that alcohol breaks down to the same chemicals as sugar. Small amounts of ketones do not mean much. Large amounts mean the diabetes is out of control and could be fatal. Since their breakdown products overlap, sugar and alcohol in type one are a bit mix. ...Read more

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When I pee it smells like I've passed gas and my urine has a lot of white sediment when I use the bathroom?

When I pee it smells like I've passed gas and my urine has a lot of white sediment when I use the bathroom?

You might have: An infection, so get to your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Or it might be something worse. ...Read more

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Six mo. Old's urine smells strongly- just being near her- of vitamins, is this normal? Urine is clear, she drinks and wets a lot, no fever.

Six mo. Old's urine smells strongly- just being near her- of vitamins, is this normal? Urine is clear, she drinks and wets a lot, no fever.

Probably normal: If she is taking vitamins it can cause a strong odor and color to urine but I would suggest having her provider check a urinalysis and culture just to be sure. Continue to keep her well hydrated as well. ...Read more

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Been having a lot of very light yellow discharge that is very wet. Sometimes it smells fishy and other times it smells like urine or ammonia. Why??

Been having a lot of very light yellow discharge that is very wet. Sometimes it smells fishy and other times it smells like urine or ammonia. Why??

Vaginitis: There are several types of vaginal infection that can cause a discharge. The two most likely based on your description are bacterial vaginosis and chlamydia. Please see your gynecologist for testing and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, lots or urine, no smell, no color, no pain, didn't consume a lot of beverages, started today. Uti?

Frequent urination, lots or urine, no smell, no color, no pain, didn't consume a lot of beverages, started today. Uti?

Nothing for now: If you don't have any other symptoms, like : pressure, burning, blood., fever, and you have the symptoms just for a day, most likely you are ok, and nothing more needs to done ...Read more

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I've been having low left back pain, fever feeling, a lot more urges of uriniating, urine smells strong, what could it be?

I've been having low left back pain, fever feeling, a lot more urges of uriniating, urine smells strong, what could it be?

Pyelonephritis: Your symptoms highly suggestive of pyelonephritis, which is a kidney infection. This requires prompt evaluation with urinalysis and urine culture and appropriate antibiotics. Please don't delay and see your doctor asap ...Read more

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I drink a lot of water but my urine is still strong in smell and darker than normal in color. I do feel a little fuller below my belly, is it a UTI?

I drink a lot of water but my urine is still strong in smell and darker than normal in color. I do feel a little fuller below my belly, is it a UTI?

Dark urine: You may. No way of knowing without a urine check with a microscopic examination. Most of the time dark urine with a strong smell means your urine is concentrated. There of course are other causes, including an infection which can be checked with a simple urine test. ...Read more

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My urine smells really bad. It's cloudy and putting off a lot of heat. I also have a cramp in my left side that keeps coming back. What could be wrong?

Check urine: Only a urinalysis can really discern your problem. Pain may also mean a uti. This could involve the bladder, kidney or both. ...Read more

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For the past 4 days I've had blood in my urine. It is not a period there is a lot of it and it smells and I have lower back pain. What could it be?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...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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My urine smells out of the ordinary. Its clear after drinking lots of water then after urinating twice its back to very concentrated yellow and smell.?

My urine smells out of the ordinary. Its clear after drinking lots of water then after urinating twice its back to very concentrated yellow and smell.?

Hydration: The biggest factor contributing to urine odor or smell is how hydrated you are. The concentrated, yellow color with smell should be a notice to drink more fluid. Keep the fluids going. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell strong? Drink lots of fluids and take seroquel (quetiapine). Also have dry mouth from meds

Why does my urine smell strong? Drink lots of fluids and take seroquel (quetiapine). Also have dry mouth from meds

Get tested: Your urine should be tested for possible infection or other abnormalities that can give it a strong odor. ...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