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Gastric Bypass Urine Smell
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
I'm 46, recently got gastric bypass and have pain blocks regulary. I take10mg Valium before blocks. How long do they show up in urine drug test?
Today i started to smell metal, i do not have any symptoms of sinusitis, i am not on any medication except vitamins for gastric bypass?
A few causes: The first thing I think of is your vitamins. Do they contain zinc, copper, or chromium? If so, this may be the source and you may need to change formulations. Periodontal disease or tooth decay can contribute. Sometimes women in early pregnancy note a metallic taste. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon.go
Foods: Your situation MAY have something to do w/the foods you eat. Because you have had GI surgery it is important that you eat properly as you know. Please see your doc tor and a nutritionist and mention the body odor. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
Infx: Possible infx get checked by doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 a 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
Infection: you need to see your doctor for a urinalysis and culture ...Read more
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
Yes, it does.: So does brocolli and cauliflowers.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes. : An infection of the urinary tract or UTI can impart a foul odor to the urine, as bacteria and white blood cells accumulate in the urine. In cases of severe starvation, ketones, which are compounds that come from the breakdown of fat can cause a strange odor in the urine. This is called ketonuria, and is quite rare and usually seen in type i diabetics and those on low carbohydrate diets. ...Read more
Normal experience : This is a normal experience for about half the people who eat asparagus. It is not clear why the other half do not notice a change in the smell of their urine, For more on this see http://www.dailycal.org/2013/04/17/fun-food-fact-of-the-week-why-asparagus-makes-urine-smell-funny/ ...Read more