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Why would urine smell smoky? Like a smoked ham sort of odour?

Why would urine smell smoky? Like a smoked ham sort of odour?

Depends: It could be that you are not drinking enough water or fluids and also eating a diet high in meat protein like ham etc. Try eating a lighter diet and drinking more fluids like water daily and see if this helps. ...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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Why my urine smell bad?

Why my urine smell bad?

Normal: Urine does have a bad odor to it. When it's concentrated, it's even worse. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell?

Why does my urine smell?

Diet: This is likely from your diet especially when it contains asparagus. Usually it bears no meaning healthwise. ...Read more

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Why do my urine smell a lot?

Why do my urine smell a lot?

Infection?: IS it something new?
any fevers along with it?
can be a urinary tract infection, you might need to go to a clinic to get urine tested. ...Read more

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What makes urine smell sweet?

What makes urine smell sweet?

Ketones: Ketones in the urine can cause a characteristic sweet odor. This can be seen in severe diabetes or low carbohydrate diets. It is the result of fat metabolism. See your doctor to make sure what is going on. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell sour?

Why does my urine smell sour?

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

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Why does my urine smell like metal?

Why does my urine smell like metal?

Check what you ate: Usually it is due to food intake. For instance, asparagus could change smell of urine among other reasons like onion and garlic. Also, some medicines cause urine smell change like penicillin. Explore more the details of your intake. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like butter?

Why does my urine smell like butter?

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

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Why does my urine smell like onions?

Can be diet, etc..: This might be due to diet like from eating vegetables like asparagus, or it can be from a medical condition like diabetes which can cause a fruity odor in the breath and urine from ketone production. It may also be nonspecific. ...Read more

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Why would my urine smell like onions?

Why would my urine smell like onions?

Urinary Odors: 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

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Why does your urine smell like metal?

Why does your urine smell like metal?

Depends on what you: Eat or drink. Carbonated soda can cause a metallic smell, blood does too or infection of the kidneys. Would advise having yourself checked and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Urine test: Please get a urine test. Your doctor can evaluate- I hope your blood sugar level is ok. ...Read more

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What would make my urine smell rancid?

What would make my urine smell rancid?

Depends: Sometimes an infection can do this, certain foods can make the urine smell rancin, namely asparagus. Wee you r internist if have burning on urination. ...Read more

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What could make my urine smell strange?

Various things: Foods, especially asparagus.

Medications

infections.

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What causes your urine smell in morning?

What causes your urine smell in morning?

Concentration: Morning urine tends to be very concentrated due to lack of fluid consumption for the preceding 8-12 hours. Anything dissolved in the urine will be more pungent when the urine is concentrated. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like burnt rubber?

Why does my urine smell like burnt rubber?

Food?: Strange smells in urine can be heralds of utis, but only when associated with symptoms. If it is just the smell, it may be something you ate; some people associate the smell of urine after asparagus with burnt rubber. ...Read more

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Does ingesting ginger make your urine smell?

Does ingesting ginger make your urine smell?

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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How long will urine smell last on a mattress?

How long will urine smell last on a mattress?

It depends: It depends on urine concentration, humidity, temperature, air flow. This isn't the right forum for these types of questions. Sorry. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell very strong sometimes?

Diet, dehydration: 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

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Can hypothriod meds make your urine smell bad?

Generally no: Foul smelling urine is generally an indication of a urinary tract infection. More rarely, uncommon metabolic disorders can be the cause of unusual-smelling urine. ...Read more

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Could some drugs make your urine smell terrible?

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Could some drugs make your urine smell terrible?

Yes, . ..: Yes, some drugs may make your urine smell awful just like some foods do. But personal experience can tell its specifics. ...Read more

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I have a bad urine smell, how I should cure it.?

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

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Why does my urine smell strongly in the mornings?

More concentrated: First voided morning urine is more concentrated and therefore can have a stronger odor. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like the food I have eaten?

Why does my urine smell like the food I have eaten?

Amino acids: Certain foods, especially broccoli and asparagus, contain Amino Acids that are processed quickly and appear in the urine...Smelling. You have a very sensitive nose if everything you eat smells in your urine. It is a normal body function...Sometimes a UTI can smell like broccoli when you have had none...Int hat case be seen and checked. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell odd but look the same today?

Why does my urine smell odd but look the same today?

Asparagus or UTI: Foul smelling urine is sometimes the only symptom of a uti. Urine can acquire a very distinctive small after eating asparagus. Hope it is the latter, but get a urine test if smell persists. ...Read more

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Why does my baby's urine smell strong and smell bad?

Why does my baby's urine smell strong and smell bad?

See the doctor: Urine odor may be a symptom of some metabolic diseases as well as urinary tract infections. ...Read more