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Ketones Urine Smell
High WBC and Leukocytes. Trace of ketones. No blood, no protein, no bacteria. Urine culture negative. Low back pain. Urine smell like ammonia. Was in Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS for a week but it did not work.
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
Go to the ER: Please go to the Emergency Department for evaluation now as large ketones in a diabetic could mean that you have diabetic ketoacidosis which could be life threatening. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, your blood sugar does not have to be excessively high before you get this condition ...Read more
Urine odors typically come from what we've eaten or meds we've taken more than from worrisome illnesses.
If there aren't any symptoms of infection such as urgency/frequency, burning with urination or bladder pain, i'd likely suspect it's something that will get better on its own.
If it persists or any of the above symptoms arise, especially if feverish, go see your primary doctor. ...Read more
Probably okay...: Urine smell alone is usually indicative of something wrong as long as having normal urinalysis from a properly collected fresh urine and being fine in voiding, but maybe reflecting what you consume, like foods or supplement. If you like to explore more on UTI & urinalysis, welcome to peruse articles in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html. For daily issues, to http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html ...Read more
Unclear: Foods (for example asparagus) or medications can do this. However, best to have urine evaluated if you don't have a recently new medication or diet explanation. Do you have burning, or urinary frequency? Either way, if persists, should see md and have urinalysis and urine culture to rule out infection. ...Read more
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 a urinalysis as you could also have high uric acid in your urine as well as high protein. Best of luck. ...Read more
Different things: There are different possibilities. It could be something you ate or a medication you are taking. That would include vitamins and supplements. A urine or vaginal infection usually has a different smell than what you are describing. Food odors should resolve in a day or so after you change your intake. ...Read more
Ultra-filtrate: Your urine is an ultra-filtrate of your blood. If you urine has a chemical smell or smells like penicillin it is because your kidneys are removing that chemical from your blood and releasing it into your urine. In wwii we didn't have enough penicillin and we would use the penicillin released in the urine of one patient to treat the next patient, . ...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
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