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I ve low GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD [ its 76 now ] and my urine smells very strong and strange since recently,is this sign of mild kidney failure?

I ve low GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD [ its 76 now ] and my urine smells very strong and strange since recently,is this sign of mild kidney failure?

See nephrologist: Your eGFR is lower than desired, though not too bad. However, it would be prudent to see a kidney doctor to rule out treatable issues. You should drink more water, drink enough so that your urine is colorless and watery. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious , should I worry? They said its in her urine.

Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious , should I worry? They said its in her urine.

Yes.: In the hospital we use gloves and isolation while taking care of patients with vre as it can be spread if you come in contact with the infected bodily fluid andhave an open wound or cut. We try to avoid spreading it to immunosuppressed patients since it is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like onions? My lower back is hurting as well, is this indicative of the beginning of a kidney infection?

Why does my urine smell like onions? My lower back is hurting as well, is this indicative of the beginning of a kidney infection?

Yes: Foul smelling urine is an early sign of bladder infection or UTI. Lower back pain if associated with fever and chills usually mean that kidney are also infected. you need to see your primary care provider and have a urine culture done to confirm infection. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like sulfur & it's cloudy yellow in color?

Why does my urine smell like sulfur & it's cloudy yellow in color?

Difficult to tell: This may relate to something you ate, the amount of fluids you have taken in, how long between urinations, etc. If you are not having any other symptoms, suggest you wait and see what happens when you drink more liquids. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes atl is 1600 stl 625 strong urine smell does this mean im in trouble?

Liver tests: Why are your liver tests elevated. Are they rising or improving? Is your bilirubin elevated. Fevers? These are important factors. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell of sulphur?

Why does my urine smell of sulphur?

R/O UTI: Bacterial urinary infectionscan cause malodorous urine. You need and exam labs UAC&S and discussion of treatment options ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like sulphur?

Why does my urine smell like sulphur?

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

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Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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Do any supplements cause urine to smell like sulfur ?

Do any supplements cause urine to smell like sulfur ?

Here are some ...: Any supplements containing thioctic acid in some fatty acids as those claimed to be antioxidants will make urine smell like sulfur odor. ...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


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more