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Smoky Urine Smell
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
Vitamins or meds?: Urine is a byproduct of the kidneys filtration of the blood. It is common for urine that is concentrated to have a stronger odor. Increasing water intake helps with this. However, vitamins and certain medications can also give the urine a stronger odor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be serious: Many things can cause changes in the smell of urine but have not heard of any described exactly like butter. A sweet smell may well be an indicator of diabetes or potentially serious metabolic disorder. If it is consistent or persists you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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