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

'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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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


Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Urine smells like the food i ate, why?

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

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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Why is it everytime i eat fish my urine smells fishy?

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

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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Why does my urine smells like medicine?

Why does my urine smells like medicine?

It could be from: The medicines or vitamins you've been taking. Check out these links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.healthline.com/health/urine-odor. http://www.m.webmd.com/depression/default.htm. . ... http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup-frame.html. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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