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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 ...Read more


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I think i may've had an ovarian cyst. I've never eaten asparagus, i drink a lot of water, yet 4 days ago i noticed my urine smells bad. What caused it?

I think i may've had an ovarian cyst. I've never eaten asparagus, i drink a lot of water, yet 4 days ago i noticed my urine smells bad. What caused it?

Ovarian cyst: This will not likely change the odor of your urine, which is most commonly related to what you have eaten, how concentrated it has been, or rarely to infection with certain organisms. Not likely to be due to an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Urine smells like period blood(over 2 months). I urinate normally. Need to drink more water without a doubt. What's the cause of this?

Urine smells like period blood(over 2 months). I urinate normally. Need to drink more water without a doubt. What's the cause of this?

Urine odor: Most commonly the odor of the urine is related to what you have eaten, or if you have certain illnesses to the metabolic by-products of that disease. To learn what is in your urine you need to take a specimen to your doctor or to a laboratory and have it examined professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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My urine smells sweet and is cloudy but tastes salty. Is this something to worry about? Just so you know, I didn't drink it or anything, but after sme

My urine smells sweet and is cloudy but tastes salty. Is this something to worry about? Just so you know, I didn't drink it or anything, but after sme

See dr: Not sure why or someone else is tasting your urine. Regardless, you should go see your regular doctor for a urine test. This could be an infection but could also be a warning of something more serious with the kidney like diabetes, an autoimmune disease, etc. The only way to know for sure is to start with a full urine test at the office or lab. ...Read more

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Urine smells like coffee after drinking coffee? Normal?

Urine smells like coffee after drinking coffee? Normal?

Urine: Yes. Caffeine has a distunctive chemical odor. Caffeine is excreted by the kidneys into the urine, chemically unchanged. ...Read more

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After 1 cup of coffee my urine smells like a coffeehouse. No matter how much water i drink. Even 3 hours after 1 cup. What is this? Is it normal?

After 1 cup of coffee my urine smells like a coffeehouse. No matter how much water i drink. Even 3 hours after 1 cup. What is this? Is it normal?

Probably okay...: Some are more health-conscious than others, but even overdone with it. This is the normal pattern/spectrum of human behaviors. As to urine smell in relation to possible food/beverage consumption, remember: certain urine odor is normal, but personally unique and varying with what we eat or drink. So, it's okay as long as voiding comfortably and having a normal urinalysis. If still in doubt, ask doc. ...Read more

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My urine smells out of the ordinary. Its clear after drinking lots of water then after urinating twice its back to very concentrated yellow and smell.?

My urine smells out of the ordinary. Its clear after drinking lots of water then after urinating twice its back to very concentrated yellow and smell.?

Hydration: The biggest factor contributing to urine odor or smell is how hydrated you are. The concentrated, yellow color with smell should be a notice to drink more fluid. Keep the fluids going. ...Read more

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My urine smells like onions after i drink alcohol, and my stool has been green lately. Should i worry?

My urine smells like onions after i drink alcohol, and my stool has been green lately. Should i worry?

Maybe, maybe not: Stool changes can be due to the foods (or drinks) eaten, to medication effects, to stomach flu or other infections, to gall bladder problems, etc... One can try stopping the alcohol, and eating a bland, balanced diet (but not over eat) to see if the symptoms go away in a couple of days. If not quickly back to normal, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem might be. ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and drink about 1 litre of water per day, I drink smoothies for breakfast and lunch sometimes, my urine smells of Apple juice.

I am vegetarian and drink about 1 litre of water per day, I drink smoothies for breakfast and lunch sometimes, my urine smells of Apple juice.

Dietary choice: Dietary ingredients may be excreted in urine. Don't worry. Odors like asparagus cabbage or apple may be common. thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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