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Why does the urine sometimes smell sour?

Why does the urine sometimes smell sour?

Sour like vinegar?: Haven't heard of urine smelling sour like vinegar. Urine can smell stronger (more ammonia / urea odor) if one isn't drinking enough water. It can smell like ketones during fasting or certain medical problems. Some foods give urine odd aromas, such as after eating asparagus. A primary care doctor can evaluate if one keeps having such aroma symptoms, to rule out urine infection, and look for causes. ...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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I have had urine that smells sour more often than not. This started about 5 months ago, and I live a healthy lifestyle. I don't know what the problem is!

I have had urine that smells sour more often than not. This started about 5 months ago, and I live a healthy lifestyle. I don't know what the problem is!

Smell in the Urine: I commend you for living a healthy life style. I understand your concern about smell of the urine as urine usually doe not have smell. Possible reasons are: Eating Asparagus Dehydration Urinary stone Infection See your Physician for Diagnosis, have urine analysis with culture sensitivity, radiological studies, and treatment. ...Read more

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Why my urine smells sour?

Why my urine smells sour?

Here are some ...: The smell of urine is very personal & unique, reflecting your constitutional features and your oral consumptions, similar to body odor among individuals. So, it's okay and accept it as long as urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen is normal , your kidneys work well, and you're healthy. So, ask Doc timely for individual details. Best wish ... ...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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My urine smells horrid. Is that a bad sign? What can I do to make it not so bad? It's almost sour smelling. Extremely strong and gross.

My urine smells horrid. Is that a bad sign? What can I do to make it not so bad? It's almost sour smelling. Extremely strong and gross.

Here are some...: Urine odor and sense of smell widely vary among persons so personal perception of smell may greatly differ. So, if what you reported is normal or having UTI or..., please follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. Thereby you gain much insight on how to work well with the doctors so to reach right conclusion for right care. ...Read more

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For the past two days when go to the bathroom i can smell this sour strong smell from my urine. I have no symptoms besides the smell what could it be?

For the past two days when go to the bathroom i can smell this sour strong smell from my urine. I have no symptoms besides the smell what could it be?

? Urinary infection: Foul smelling urine can be a single isolated symptom of a uti. Foods such as asparagus make urine small for a short time, but not >24hrs. Worth getting your urine checked to rule out a uti. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sour odor bacteria in urine, normal?

Sour odor bacteria in urine, normal?

Urine odor: Urine is often odorless. There are some diseases like diabetes that may create odors in the urine and some bacteria that grow in standing urine may produce odors. Urine odor may have a strong ammonia quality as well. ...Read more

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My urine smells sour should I seek medical attention ? I am currently on inplanon and have on and off periods I am also 22years of age.

My urine smells sour should I seek medical attention ? I am currently on inplanon and have on and off periods I am also 22years of age.

See answer: An unusual odor can come from eating asparagus, onions and garlic. It can also be a sign of a urinary tract infection in the bladder(cystitis), among other causes. Very concentrated dark urine may have more of an odor. Increase your fluid intake if the odor persists for several more days see your physician to see if you have a bladder infection. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad lower back pain on my right side and my urine smells sour., could it be something with my kidneys?

I'm having really bad lower back pain on my right side and my urine smells sour., could it be something with my kidneys?

It certainly could b: Sounds like either a kidney or bladder infection. You should see someone and get a urinalysis to find out, today or tomorrow at latest. Drink plenty of fluids, especially cranberry juice (at least 8 glasses per day), and you can take acetaminophen and apply heat for pain. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has a mild fever, compared to yesterday's high fever. He isn't vomiting and his urine output is fine. His breath smells funny, sour ?

My 3 yr old son has a mild fever, compared to yesterday's high fever. He isn't vomiting and his urine output is fine. His breath smells funny, sour ?

Mouth odor: Make sure that you are brushing your son's teeth even though he is sick. It is important to keep him hydrated and well nourished. The bad breath may be related to his illness and should improve when he does. However if it does not improve, then see a dentist and get his mouth checked. ...Read more

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Gi issues, lost 8lbs in 3-4 wks, dehydr.Sympts: dark urine w/ surface swirls, tension headaches, dry mouth, sour taste but drinking alot, high ketones?

Gi issues, lost 8lbs in 3-4 wks, dehydr.Sympts: dark urine w/ surface swirls, tension headaches, dry mouth, sour taste but drinking alot, high ketones?

Serum glucose: Have a doctor look at you and at his/her discretion, order lab work. New onset uncontrolled diabetes is a serious possibility along with a number of other acute illnesses. Don't wait much longer. ...Read more

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Why is urine oily.

Why is urine oily.

Urine Norms: Urine is not oily. If you feel your's is oily then you need to get to your family clinic. This is a very unique question and is not the norm for urine symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is my urine hot?

Why is my urine hot?

Body temperature : Freshly voided urine is at core body temperature. ...Read more

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Urine straw colored?

Not sure: Urine normaly straw colored may seem dark to you if so pick up water intake. ...Read more

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What is urine epis ?

What is urine epis ?

Epis: this means epithelial cells [epis]in the urinalysis normal is 0-4 , 3 types renal tubular[in the kideny] transiitional[in the bladder] and squamus[vaginal lioning and near opening of urethra, usually can mean bladder infection or inflamation or even cancer if alot , kideny disease would show more renal tubalar ...Read more

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Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Is urine ph6.5 normal?

Absolutely normal: Ph between 5.0 & 8.0 can be normal. Ph of 6.5 is marginally acidic and perfectly normal. ...Read more

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What is urine made of?

What is urine made of?

Mostly water.: Urine is 95% water. The remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration are: urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, & other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds. The kidneys make the urine, first by filtering the blood, then by adding waste products and extracting essential compounds. ...Read more

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Why is my urine brown?

Urine color : There are a few thing that can do that : dehydration , rhabomyolisis ( muscle break due to meds or trauma ) elevated bilirubin . Need to get check with blood and urine tests. ...Read more