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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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'my urine smells like the food i eat?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
'my urine smells like the food i eat?

Fairly normal: This is not unusual, especially for some foods like asparagus. Increase your water intake, and urine will be less concentrated and smelly. You may still be able to smell certain foods after you've eaten them, though. ...Read more

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Smelly Urine (Definition)

Smelly urine may be associated with urinary tract infections, certain foods or medications, ...Read more


Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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Urine smells like the food i ate, why?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
Urine smells like the food i ate, why?

Not uncommon: Depending on the food you ate, it's not uncommon that urine odor would reflect this. Your body has to process food into breakdown products so you can let go of the waste through urine and feces. If you've ever eaten asparagus, you would know urine can smell like asparagus. Make sure you drink plenty of fresh water and this aroma should dissipate. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Most of the times my urine smells like the food that I just ate, is that normal?

Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Most of the times my urine smells like the food that I just ate, is that normal?

Yes: Many foods have compounds that get filtered in the kidneys. Consequently, some of this may end up in the urine causing it to smell like the food. That is usually of no worry. Asparagus is one example. ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Dr. Richard Sarle
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My urine smells really weird. What foods or drinks can cause it?

Dr. Richard Sarle
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My urine smells really weird. What foods or drinks can cause it?

Yes: Some vegetables can cause this.

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Why is it everytime i eat fish my urine smells fishy?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Why is it everytime i eat fish my urine smells fishy?

Urine odor: A fishy odor to the urine is usually actually from the vagina due to infection, but if this only occurs when you eat fish, then is related to some chemical from the fish. Have you ever eaten asparagus and then smelled your urine? ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Eat low carb 2000+ cal. Recent very rapid weight loss, beta thalassemia, high fructosamine/post prandial and frequent urine smells sweet. Please help

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Eat low carb 2000+ cal. Recent very rapid weight loss, beta thalassemia, high fructosamine/post prandial and frequent urine smells sweet. Please help

Weight loss: You should see your doctor to run out diabetes. Fructoseamine can be used to determine if you have diabetes ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchel Schwindt
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Urine smells like a sewer & is cloudy. I have little pain trying to urine. What could this be symptomatic of?? Please help.

Dr. Mitchel Schwindt
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UTI: These symptoms are classic for a bladder infection or UTI. See a health care provider for evaluation. They will likely order an analysis of the urine (UA) to look for infection and other causes. Bladder infections are generally treated with an antibiotic. Another medication can be given to ease discomfort while the antibiotic works. ...Read more

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Dr. Javid Tavari
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