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Can penicillin cause foul smelling urine?

Can penicillin cause foul smelling urine?

See below: Penicillin is excreted in the urine. It causes a distinct medicinal smell that i would not describe as foul. It smells the same way the penicillin tastes in tablet form or how it smells if you melt a tablet in water. ...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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Headache and foul smelling urine. Are these connected?

Headache and foul smelling urine. Are these connected?

Uti: Please consult your doctor to get evaluation for urine infection. ...Read more

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Can foul smelling urine indicate possible uti?

Can foul smelling urine indicate possible uti?

Yes: Foul smelling urine can indicate a possible urinary tract infection. You need a urinalysis and urine culture done by your physician to assess and possibly treat if you have a uti. Also, the underlying risk factors for a UTI must be assessed for men and women both, especially if recurrent utis occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of uti? Also what causes foul smelling urine thank you

What are the symptoms of uti?  Also what causes foul  smelling urine 
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Uti symptoms: Include urinary frequency, urinary urgency, burning with urination, and an abnormal color or odor of urine. This can be a cause of foul smelling urine, as can certain foods, kidney infections or even abnormal connections between the bladder and other organs (colon, eg). ...Read more

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What does it mean if i sometimes have foul smelling urine and pain during urination ?

What does it mean if i sometimes have foul smelling urine and pain during urination ?

UTI: It means you have a infection, probably urinary tract. See a doctor, have the urine cultured and start antibiotics. An std is also very possible. ...Read more

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For about 3 years + I have been having dark colored foul smelling urine. Drs said its not a UTI but im thinking there may be a kidney problem.

For about 3 years + I have been having dark colored foul smelling urine. Drs said its not a UTI but im thinking there may be a kidney problem.

Diverticulum?: There are several possibilities, one of which would be a bladder diverticulum. You do not say whether it is possible that the odor is coming from vaginal secretions, or whether you have been seen by a urologist and undergone cystoscopy. If not, do so. ...Read more

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Will atrophic left kidney cause foul smelling urine? It smells really disgusting.

Will atrophic left kidney cause foul smelling urine? It smells really disgusting.

No: No atrophic kidney does not cause smell in urine unless urine infection is present. get checked urine analysis and cuture also check for vaginitis nu swab from vagina ...Read more

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I have foul smelling urine accompanied by white discharge & a sort of burning feeling in my vaginal area. Just wondering what this could be?

I have foul smelling urine accompanied by white discharge & a sort of burning feeling in my vaginal area. Just wondering what this could be?

UTI: The symptoms you describe sounds as if you may have a urinary tract or pelvic infection, either are easily treated. You should see your doctor to determine the cause of the infection. ...Read more

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I have finished trimethoprim for a uti and i still have very strong foul smelling urine ?

UTI: If all your other UTI symptoms have resolved, then the foul smell should clear in a few days as well. If you have persisting symptoms, then there is a chance that the antibiotics haven't worked and you may need another broad spectrum antibiotic. If you are still experiencing other symptoms, visit your GP who can test your urine and treat accordingly ...Read more

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For about a month having cloudy urine and foul smelling urine without burning. Pain lower right sidehad strip test no uti?

For about a month having cloudy urine and foul smelling urine without burning. Pain lower right sidehad strip test no uti?

Foul smelling urine: You may want to see a doctor and get your urine cultured. Strip tests are not that reliable. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having frequent yeasts infections and now have a foul smell to my urine, i also breastfeed and my baby now has a foul smelling urine???

Hi I've been having frequent yeasts infections and now have a foul smell to my urine, i also breastfeed and my baby now has a foul smelling urine???

? : May be you ate something or took a medicine that's secreted in your milk and your urine, may be, but for you to have a UTI and infect your breastfed baby thru breastfeeding is kind of a remote possibility, ...Read more

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Do I have a uti? I took an at home uti test because I've been having strong foul smelling urine. It was positive for leukocytes, negative for nitrites. Could it be something else?

Yes: vaginal infections can have the exact same symptoms and signs and would require a different treatment. I don't think you can self test for them unless you have a "yeasty" odor and a whitish discharge, in which case you could self treat for candida. Certainly drink plenty of fluids and keep very clean down there. ...Read more

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23 year old male frequent urination, no burning or pain when urinating, no Cloudy or foul smelling urine. Is still likely to be UTI ?

23 year old male frequent urination, no burning or pain when urinating, no Cloudy or foul smelling urine. Is still likely to be UTI ?

Unlikely: At age 20,male,urinary frequency with no other symptoms(such as burning urination or voiding very small amt.at a time or urgency..)& clear urine is unlikely to be UTI. Your fluid intake is definitely a factor that contributes to how often you void. For your peace of mind if you are worried,get a urinalysis either at your doctor or buy OTC dipstick also online.Take care. ...Read more

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Foul smelling urine, started itchy after urination, sometimes burns to pee after eating spicy foods?

Foul smelling urine, started itchy after urination, sometimes burns to pee after eating spicy foods?

Get checked.: You may have a urinary tract infection. Or you could have a yeast infection. Get checked and find out, you may need antibiotics. If you have had unprotected sex, you may also have an std. Let a doc sort it out and treat appropriately. Avoid fragrances in soaps, creams, lubricants, detergent, any harsh soap, all fabric softeners, and generic pads/panty liners, too these can cause irritation. ...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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Inconsistent foul smelling urine, smells like sulfur. when I empty bladder I sometimes get a painful or itchy feeling after peeing?

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Inconsistent foul smelling urine, smells like sulfur. when I empty bladder I sometimes get a painful or itchy feeling after peeing?

Here are some...: Your described scenario needs a timely check to assure no UTI with detailed history and urinalysis from proper urine collection. If all turn out okay, what you smell in urine may be normal to reflect what you consume and your personal unique constitutional features and urine concentration. More? Follow instruction in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Months now.Cloudy, foul smelling urine. No infection, burning, fever etc. Neg. Test. Plenty of water. Sometimes have dull pain in right side. Ideas?

Months now.Cloudy, foul smelling urine.  No infection, burning, fever etc. Neg. Test. Plenty of water.  Sometimes have dull pain in right side. Ideas?

Here are some ...: Your sometimes dull pain on the right side may not related with other concerns about urine and voiding. Perceiving urine smell can be personal & unique often reflecting the degree of urine concentration, the foods you consumed and ... So, it's okay as long as not hurting and ok in complete urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen. As to side pain, analyzing the features of pain + physical ...Read more

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Bad Smelling Urine (Definition)

Odorous urine is a clinical finding that suggests infection ...Read more