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Pungent Odor In Urine
Can frequent uti's cause weight loss? I've been losing weight not too hungry I get very pungent urine smell and migraines, depression and nausea
Frequent UTIs might cause decreased appetite, inflammation resulting in weight loss in some individuals.
Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day, Vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day, and a good probiotic daily might help solve the problem since all of them boost immunity and reduce inflammation. ...Read more
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
Not per se: Aluminum itself does not give off odor, but can combine with the odor of body fluids. ...Read more
Any chemical may carry its unique odor after mixing with natural vaginal fluid which even varies among individuals; it's of no exception for replens. So, to verify your concern, it's no harm to smell the area with using it or with using simple KY jelly or without using it so you can smell the difference and draw a conclusion.
Best wishes... ...Read more
Bladder infection: Foul-smelling urine can come from a bladder infection or even from certain foods that we eat. Stds do not usually effect the bladder and I wouldn't think they are responsible for the foul-smelling urine. More than likely it is from a bladder infection. Vaginal infections can sometimes have an odor as well and may be difficult to distinguish from odor caused by urine. ...Read more
Chemical odor in urine----sometimes 48--female drinks plenty of water, urine is clear to light yellow going through menopause. Starting eating apples, sometimes 2 a day. No other dietary changes. Sexual activity has increased with husband of 21 years. Ni
It sounds like the person in question would benefit from a urinalysis. This need to be done in a doctor's office. Things like ketones, protein, glucose, white blood cells, etc. Are measured.
Often times a chemical odor or fruity odor can indicate ketosis which can be caused by diabetes or a very low carb diet. However, it is very diffucult to say without an evaluation.
Good luck. ...Read more
Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day
Unlikely: Neither high calcium nor levo. Will cause foul odor. Most common cause of dark, strong urine is dehydration. You should be drinking minimum of 100 ounces of fluids/day or enough to keep urine color fairly clear, not only to help lower calcium but to prevent kidney stones. Other causes of foul urine are UTI and certain foods and meds. A urinalysis and culture can determine if UTI present. ...Read more
Urine smell: If you get a whiff of something particularly pungent, you could have an infection or urinary stones, which can create an ammonia-like odor. Also foods such as asparagus can cause urine to have an unusual odor. See your doctor if you begin to feel ill, have symptoms or run a fever. ...Read more
Diet: It is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat - some foods causes very distinct odors! There are specific medical conditions that can cause changes in the odor of urine (for example, diabetics out of control will have an odor of ketones in their urine). I don't know of any medical condition causing the odor of butter in urine. ...Read more
Urine odors typically come from what we've eaten or meds we've taken more than from worrisome illnesses.
If there aren't any symptoms of infection such as urgency/frequency, burning with urination or bladder pain, i'd likely suspect it's something that will get better on its own.
If it persists or any of the above symptoms arise, especially if feverish, go see your primary doctor. ...Read more
May be...: Urine smell is personally unique and also reflects dietary intake. For instance, ingesting asparagus or garlic comes with its additional unique odor. For ginger, try it out by yourself; it's fun to experience life. Yet, such unique smell poses no health risk as long as being comfortable and having normal urinalysis. But beware no overindulgence and obsession in everything we do in life. ...Read more
Your diet can significantly affect the smell of your urine. Dehydration can cause your body to retain fluids so you don't get lightheaded and dizzy and is significantly darkens the color of your urine.
Drink more fluids and see if this resolves the problem.
There is of course other more serious problems they can lead to the above symptoms, see your physician if the problem persists. ...Read more
Water: A foul smelling urine is generally the result of dietary intake. Increasing water intake as well as seeing your doctor after keeoing a food intake journal will generally narrow down the problem. Urinary tract infections or other pathological causes are potentially present as well. When seeing your doctor, request a urinalysis and urine culture to assess the possibilty of infections. ...Read more