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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 sweet smelling urine. Yellow and cloudy. Symptoms for about 2 1/2 months?

I have sweet smelling urine.  Yellow and cloudy.   Symptoms for about 2 1/2 months?

Possible diabetes: Sweet smelling or tasting urine generally means there is sugar [glucose] in the urine. Your blood glucose needs to be above about 160 for there to be sugar in the urine. Although there are other problems that could cause this, they are essentially rare relative to Diabetes. This needs to be evaluated as soon as possible, if only to rule out diabetes ...Read more

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Sweet smelling urine and having a liver mass concerning? I am a 24 year old female. For the last 4 days, I have been on a daniel's fast but my urine has a sweet smell for the last 36 hours. I also have a mass in my liver and am having pain on my right upp

Sweet smelling urine and having a liver mass concerning? I am a 24 year old female. For the last 4 days, I have been on a daniel's fast but my urine has a sweet smell for the last 36 hours. I also have a mass in my liver and am having pain on my right upp

Hello. : Hello. I just reviewed daniels’ diet in order to answer your question. If one ate a preponderance of fruit, it could raise blood sugar levels significantly. If there is any diabetic predisposition, then it could cause urine to be spilled in the urine. People with uncontrolled diabetes can have sweet smelling urine. It can occur in reaction to medications, metabolism of certain foods. There is also a rare cause called mapple syrup urine disorder which is a neurologic condition that affects infants and children. The other thing to be aware of, is that your body may be detoxifying as the result of this diet. This can allow the release of stored toxins and free radicals. I don't know why you have a liver mass. Issues involving the gallbladder and bladder can sometimes radiate to the back. I think you would need to talk to your doctor to see if this is concerning or not; because there are lot of different factors in the scenario that you present with. Take care. ...Read more

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Sweet smelling urine on metformin, is that normal? Are they linked? Pre-diabetic but I do have PCOS

Sweet smelling urine on metformin, is that normal? Are they linked? Pre-diabetic but I do have PCOS

Not sure: Medications may cause your urine and sweat have different scents. I do suggest that you let your doctor know. He/She may want to check your urine and you blood to make certain that you blood sugar is normal. ...Read more

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Really sweet smelling urine all of a sudden, could this be an early pregnancy sign?

Really sweet smelling urine all of a sudden, could this be an early pregnancy sign?

Not that I know of: Please do a home preg test, if - see your gyn for a blood preg test urine smell has nothing to do with preg. ...Read more

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Are sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue signs of diabetes?

Are sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue signs of diabetes?

Possible signs: Have yourself evaluated by you doctor. A few simple test could determine your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue be signs of diabetes?

Is it possible that sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue be signs of diabetes?

Possible signs: Have yourself evaluated by you doctor. A few simple test could determine your diagnosis. ...Read more

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