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Strong Smelling Urine
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
Strong smelling urine after taking probiotics for the first time. Is this normal? What could cause this?
My dr. Recently upped my dosage of gabapentin from 600mg 3x/day to 4x/day. Noticing rather dark, strong smelling urine. Should this be a concern?
Increase water : Intake. An extra dose should not cause this. Something else may be causing it. ...Read more
My 2 year old son has strong smelling urine. What could it be? He doesn't drink a lot of water so im thinking that what it is..Could it be anything more serious?
Typically, : Typically, strong smelling urine in a normal person can be from either dehydration, diet (asparagus can make urine smell very potent!) or from medications and vitamins. As long as your child is healthy, growing well, eating well, and has no complaints, it is most likely temporary and should cause no concern. If you notice a change in appearance of your child's urine or if he has fever or abdominal pain, you should contact your child's doctor. They will be able to check his urine and rule out other problems such as a urinary tract infection. Good luck! ...Read more
Pediatric urology: This is probably a urinary track infection which is a bit unusual. There also could also be a vaginal fungal infection. The child needs an exam soonest by a pediatrician. Hopefully, there is no sign of sexual molestation. Emphasize oral fluids (water), cut out high sugar foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be wrong with me?
blue/green discharge(started today), fatique, Pain while urinating, strong smelling urine. just started 2 days ago.
Infection, maybe STD: Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Colored discharge, odor, and painful urination usually mean infection, and assuming you are sexually active, you might have gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, herpes, or bacterial vaginosis. See a doctor or clinic right away. Also ask sex partner(s) if any penile discharge, sores, or painful urine. Good luck! ...Read more
What does strong smelling urine with white specs suspended in it mean? In 1998, i had surgery to remove a staghorn calculus (filled 98% of kidney). In the past 5 years i believe I have also been experiencing some menopausal symtoms. I experience pain & di
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3-yr old has had strong smelling urine ~1 mnth, since having a UTI. No other Sx. Urine testing has since come back negative. What could this be?
Diet?: If his urine testing us coming back negative and he has no symptoms, then maybe this is diet related. I would eliminate any juice in his diet and have him drink mostly water. Milk should be limited to about 18oz per day. Green vegetables can sometimes make urine smell strong also (dont stop eating these!) maybe your dr can run a blood test to make sure his kidneys are working properly, to b safe ...Read more
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