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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Please answer! what kind of over-the-counter medicine can I buy for a fishy smelling urine?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Please answer! what kind of over-the-counter medicine can I buy for a fishy smelling urine?

Smelly Urine: Frankly, would not take any medications for it without first knowing the cause. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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Is it common to have fishy smelling urine in diabetes?

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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Is it common to have fishy smelling urine in diabetes?

No: A urine test could determine if there may be an infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Need doctor's help! will not drinking water cause fishy smelling urine?

Dr. George Klauber
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
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Need doctor's help! will not drinking water cause fishy smelling urine?

Why need help?: Urine will be more concentrated ; thus have stronger odor if total fluid intake is less. Water is best beverage to dilute urine ; thus make less smelly, however tea or soup for instance can also supply sufficient fluid. ...Read more

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Dr. Myra Skluth
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Symptoms: fishy smelling discharge, urine that burns and after urinating you still feel to urinate. Uti or yeast infection?

Dr. Myra Skluth
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Strong dark smelling urine, fishy smelling vagina especially after sex, pain during sex, and greyish discharge. Can this be an STD or infection?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Strong dark smelling urine, fishy smelling vagina especially after sex, pain during sex, and greyish discharge. Can this be an STD or infection?

Infection/UTI: Yes it surely suggest you have a vaginal infection with urinary tract infection, whether it is std can only be detected by exam and culture of the discharge and urine.I will suggest you get it checked by your family doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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I am 42 and celibate lately I've had an increase of white watery fishy smelling discharge. it comes out like urine it comes and goes randomly?

Dr. Andrea Brand
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I am 42 and celibate lately I've had an increase of white watery fishy smelling discharge. it comes out like urine it comes and goes randomly?

Possible infection: A discharge with a fishy odor is often associated with bacterial vaginosis ( BV). A health care provider will be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I have been feeling the urge to wee constantly even though little to no comes out, my urine has now also started to smell very fishy, no pain?

Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I have been feeling the urge to wee constantly even though little to no comes out, my urine has now also started to smell very fishy, no pain?

UTI: Your symptoms are very suspicious for a bladder infection. Need to have a urinalysis and/or urine culture to see if infection before it gets up into your kidneys. In mean time, drink lots of water and avoid nicotine and caffeine, which can irritate your bladder more. ...Read more

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I have noticed that my urine has an unusual smell like fishy. What could it be?

Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Board Certified, Pediatrics
8 years in practice
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Urine smell: Compounds found in foods like asparagus can give your urine a bad smell. However, a fishy odor accompanied by discharge is concerning for an infection. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Rakesh Lattupalli
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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My urine has strong vaginal fishy odor, what is this caused by?

Dr. Rakesh Lattupalli
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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My urine has strong vaginal fishy odor, what is this caused by?

Infection: Check for urinary infection and bacterial vaginosis-completely treatable. ...Read more

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Dr. Eleanor Host
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Fishy urine with diabetes?

Dr. Eleanor Host
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
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Fishy urine  with diabetes?

May be vaginal : There is a type of bacterial overgrowth called bacterial vaginosis which has a distinct fishy odor. Maybe that's what you are noticing when you urinate. It has to be diagnosed with a vaginal test and can be treated with anitbiotics. It can occur more easily when the acidity level of the vaginal fluids change, which could be influenced by your blood sugar. ...Read more

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