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I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then. Recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?

I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then.  Recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?

Fish Oil: It certainly could be trace amounts of omega -3 in the urine. It doesn't take much to smell "fishy". The benefits of taking fish oil are less clear than they used to be. I would recommend that you check with your doctor to see if fish oil is right for you. If it is right, I would purchase the highest grade, highly purified brand that is either of Icelandic or Norwegian origin. ...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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Can your urine smell like fish after eating fish?

Can your urine smell like fish after eating fish?

Bacterial vaginosis: Fishy smell in urine in females come from urine contaminated with vaginal discharge due to bacterial vaginosis. But eating fish does not cause fishy smelling urine ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like fish?

Why does my urine smell like fish?

Might be infection,,: If your urine smells like this you might want to see your doctor for a possible infection, particularly an acquired one like trichomonas, as this can produce a fish-like smell. You also might benefit from an urinalysis as you could also have high uric acid in your urine as well as high protein. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like fish. Then it goes away and comes back often?

Why does my urine smell like fish. Then it goes away and comes back often?

Asparagus?: There are not many things that give urine a specific odor. Infection may cause a bad odor. Some people have a specific odor or color to their urine after eating asparagus. Perhaps you are eating something occasionally that is causing your urine odor to change at times. ...Read more

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With protein in my urine, do I have to eat less protein? If yes I should not eat ocean fish, in which case I have to supplement with Omega-3 fish oil?

With protein in my urine, do I have to eat less protein? If yes I should not eat ocean fish, in which case I have to supplement with Omega-3 fish oil?

None of the above.: Protein in urine has a multitude of causes and can vary from small amounts to truly large amounts. Treatment of your proteinuria should be directed at the cause of the proteinuria not the proteinuria per se. Protein intake may be modified depending upon your condition but this is not generally required. You should not change your protein intake without discussing with your doc. ...Read more

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Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps,2 caps and ingested, mouth smells fish, don't think mercury free?

Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps,2 caps and ingested, mouth smells fish, don't think mercury free?

Child should be ok: Fish oil caps are intended for maintenance use and if mercury content was high, it would not be safe for adults either. About 6 oz of wild salmon will provide about 2000 mg of DHA, and it is thought that infants over 6 months can have up to 3 oz a week, so avoid further fish in your infants diet for the next few weeks to be sure. ...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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What year do almonds make urine smell?

What year do almonds make urine smell?

Please rephrase: Your question is not clear. Please rewrite it if you want someone to provide a useful answer. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like iron or metal?

Why does my urine smell like iron or metal?

May be infected: I can't be certain but it may be infected. You can ask your physicians to check the urine and get a urine culture. ...Read more

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Why does asparagus makes your urine smell funny?

Why does asparagus makes your urine smell funny?

Methylmercaptan: A product of the digestion of asparagus, it produces the odor. ...Read more

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Why does asparagus make your urine smell strangely?

Why does asparagus make your urine smell strangely?

Breakdown compounds.: The metabolism of certain compounds in asparagus leads to excretion of methanethiol, dimethyl sulphide, methyl mercaptan, & asparagusic acid that causes the characteristic odor. The onset of the odor is rapid, often 15-30 minutes after ingestion. There an appears to a be genetic component in the ability to smell the odor, and a candidate snp was identified in a 2010 genome association study. ...Read more

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Can hydrocodone make my urine smell?

Can hydrocodone make my urine smell?

No: In my experience hydrocodone is not associated with changes in urine odor or appearance. ...Read more

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Why my Urine smell like sewage in between water?

Why my Urine smell like sewage in between water?

Infection?: Sounds like a possible urinary tract infection. Sometimes urine can smell foul due to foods we eat. Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the strange smell. When it's an infection usually you have burning or other complaints. Go see MD ...Read more

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Why does 9month old babie's urine smell like celery?

Why does 9month old babie's urine smell like celery?

See your doctor: Could be a variety of things, but seeing their physician and having their urine checked would be the first step. ...Read more

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Do vitamins make urine smell?

Do vitamins make urine smell?

Possibly: B-vitamins in particular can cause an unusual aroma in the urine. They also change the color of the urine for a short time after ingesting. ...Read more

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Why does urine smell like chicken broth?

Why does urine smell like chicken broth?

Don't drink it: The odor of urine is often determined by what you have ingested and is being filtered through your kidneys. Would suggest that you not let the tasty aroma tempt you to either ingest or cook with it, unless you are planning to write a cookbook. ...Read more

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If you have an ovary cyst does your urine smell?

If you have an ovary cyst does your urine smell?

No: A cyst on the ovary will not impact the odor of the urine. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like chicken broth lately?

Why does my urine smell like chicken broth lately?

Well: Could be just a function of what you ate, not necessarily chicken, as some food can alter urine smell. If you have any symptoms of infection this too could be another cause. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like vitamins when I'm not taking any?

Why does my urine smell like vitamins when I'm not taking any?

Vitamins do not: smell. Do you mean that your urine smells like yeast? If so, it may indicate an infection. The odor could from other items in diet. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining the urine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Does folic acid make your urine smell?

Does folic acid make your urine smell?

No: When used in the usual recommended amounts, Folic Acid is not known to result in smelly urine to my knowledge. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more