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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

Smelly Urine (Definition)

Smelly urine is suggestive, not indicative for UTI, and usually results from concentrated urine, from what foods consumed, from infection / inflammation, etc. To verify it, do complete urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine. More? Go to http://formefirst. Com/myths-UTI. Html & other articles in the categories in Urinary Tract Infection-UTI & Urination Trouble on HOME ...Read more


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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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I've noticed the past week my urine smells like old bacon. No pain or fever at all. Not eating anything I normally don't eat. No meds besides divigel?

I've noticed the past week my urine smells like old bacon. No pain or fever at all. Not eating anything I normally don't eat. No meds besides divigel?

More water: You should drink more water so that your urine is mostly colorless. Concentrated urine may have unusual smell.
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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...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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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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Why does normal urine smells like nutty?

Why does normal urine smells like nutty?

See my remaks: As a Urologist who has had the occasion to smell urine
more than a thousand times, I hven't smelled a nutty on. But what is the urine?
It is the byproduct of what we eat and drink.
If you eat a lot of garlic, the urine MAY have a garlic odor. Some people may have a discernible sense of smell, hence can notice /pick-up any variation in color of smell of urine.
Nothing to worry about ...Read more

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My urine smells like a sewer but I'm not having any symptoms and my urine is clear what could it be?

My urine smells like a sewer but I'm not having any symptoms and my urine is clear what could it be?

Urine or vaginal?: Strong smelling urine usually isn't abnormal, generally due to eating strongly flavored foods. If so, it should improve with diet change and drinking lots of fluids. If it still continues, you might have a urinary tract infection. Also, are you sure the odor isn't vaginal? If so, you could have bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. See your doctor if symptoms continue. Good luck! ...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.

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

Likely UTI: Symptoms of a urinary tract infection can include urinating more frequently than usual, burning/pain with urination, and foul smelling urine. If severe, there can be fever or even back pain as the infection travels upwards towards the kidneys. A primary care physician can diagnose and treat a urinary tract infection properly. If not infection, other less likely possibilities exist. ...Read more

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Urine smells like gasoline and is brown?

Urine smells like gasoline and is brown?

Get tested: May be as simple as concentrated urine due to inadequate fluids. However this can be indicator of infection, hemolysis or liver disease. Please see your clinician and get your urine evaluated. ...Read more

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When you're urine smells like mildew kinda.

When you're urine smells like mildew kinda.

Suggest urinalysis: Symptom could be from urinary infection. Thus best to have your urine checked ...Read more

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What happens when your urine smells like salt?

What happens when your urine smells like salt?

Urine odor: Urine that smells like salt is likely a urea smell; this indicates concentrated urine and dietary protein. Some other foods will give a urine odor. Drink more water ...Read more

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My urine smells like boiled carrots and has for a month why?

My urine smells like boiled carrots and has for a month why?

Urine odor: If urine has strong odor, is darker in color, looks hazy, may have urinary tract infection & may not be drinking enough fluids. Try drinking 6-8 glasses of water or cranberry juice a day. If urinating is painful or burns, see pcp/gyn to be checked for uti. Some foods (like asparagus) can also give urine strong/strange odor. Have it checked. ...Read more

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My husband urine smells like popcorn. Should I be concerned?

See answer: Urine odor can depend of many things including hydration level, food or medication, infection or even systemic illness. It alone is uncommonly a cause for concern in the absence of any other symptoms or signs. A checkup and urinalysis would help determine if there is an abnormality, but it is unlikely to be a sign of disease. ...Read more

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My urine smells like protein, is it bad?

Not normal: If you do have excess proteins in your urine
you need to get checked. This can be from benign reasons, but you need a urinalysis. ...Read more

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My urine smells like poo what does that mean?

My urine smells like poo what does that mean?

Have urine tested: If urine doesn't smell right. Go to your doctor and have it tested. Urine is normally sterile and doesn't have a particular odor. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my urine smells like pepper?

Should I be worried if my urine smells like pepper?

Urine odor: Would not worry about this unless you are having symptoms in association with this new odor. This is probably due to something you have eaten. ...Read more

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Urine smells like ham?

Urine smells like ham?

Too many green eggs: Must be eating too many green eggs. ...Read more

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My urine smells like bacon?

My urine smells like bacon?

Bacon: If you aren't having any other problems or pain with urination I wouldn't worry. Urine smell can change with all types of food. ...Read more

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Urine smells like bacon, why?

Urine smells like bacon, why?

Some foods: Contain substances like sulfur or ammonia like compounds that produce a noticeable odor when they are eliminated in the urine other body fluids eg sweat or semen can be affected as well. Food like asparagus gives a distinctive urine smell. Alcohol and cigarette smoke, will change the odor of your urine to a noticeable degree. ...Read more

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Urine smells like rotten eggs?

Urine smells like rotten eggs?

Need to eval urine: Besides getting some more details (pain? Frequency?), we'd probably want to check that urine for signs of infection (urinary tract, sexually transmitted disease etc)

feel better. ...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


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