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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 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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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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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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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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