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My urine smells fruity?

My urine smells fruity?

See below: A fruity smell in urine is thought to be due to the prescence of ketones, which are acids produced from metabolism of sugar. Have your urine tested and seek medical advice. ...Read more

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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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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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Urine smells like rotten eggs?

Urine smells like rotten eggs?

Need to eval urine: Besides getting some more details (pain? Frequency? ), we'd probably want to check that urine for signs of infection (urinary tract, sexually transmitted disease etc) feel better. ...Read more

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What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

What causes foul smelling stools with mucus, strong smelling urine?

Proctitis colitis: Need to be treated for an infection with antibiotics if no resolution need to visit a gastroenterologist for endoscopy antibiotics should cover chlamydia if you have anal sex. ...Read more

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Urine smells like bacon, why?

Urine smells like bacon, why?

Some foods: Contain substances like sulfur or ammonia like compounds that produce a noticeable odor when they are eliminated in the urine other body fluids eg sweat or semen can be affected as well.Food like asparagus gives a distinctive urine smell..Alcohol and cigarette smoke, will change the odor of your urine to a noticeable degree. ...Read more

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Have cloudy urine, no smell, good color.?

Have cloudy urine, no smell, good color.?

Might be nothing: It could be nothing, but it could represent some protein in the urine. If it is fairly constant, you should see your doctor and have a urinalysis. Usually an infection will cause some burning and urgency to pee, but sometimes an infection can be without much in the way of symptoms, so get the urinalysis and maybe a culture to be sure. ...Read more

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Retaining water, smelly dark urine, dribbling urine after I urine?

Retaining water, smelly dark urine, dribbling urine after I urine?

Urine infectin?: The presence of foul smelling urine in association with frequent urination and possible incontinence suggests the presence of a urinary tract infection. This is fairly common in young females (you are 31). It is unclear what is meant by "retaining water"--fluid in the legs? You should probably see your family physician to have your urine tested for an infection or outher abnormalities. ...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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Is glucose making my urine smell sweet?

Is glucose making my urine smell sweet?

Not likely: Try drinking more water and to dilute your urine. You may test your urine for glucose, or better yet have you fasting blood tested for glucose level. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007298.htm. ...Read more

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Fishy odor in stool mucus?

Fishy odor in stool mucus?

Not unusal: This is probably due to a change in diet or because your body has some element that it needs to get rid of. If you have other symptoms or this would become worse you need to see your primary care person. ...Read more

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Urine smells like gasoline and is brown?

Urine smells like gasoline and is brown?

Get tested: May be as simple as concentrated urine due to inadequate fluids. However this can be indicator of infection, hemolysis or liver disease. Please see your clinician and get your urine evaluated. ...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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Can your urine smell terrible after eating asparagus?

Can your urine smell terrible after eating asparagus?

Methane thiol: Benjamin franklin was the first to note that about half of people metabolize asparagus to a compound that has a distinctive odor. Methanethiol / methyl mercaptan, the actual compound, is similar to the smell added to gas so people can detect it. I don't know whether it's "terrible" -- we pathologists have smelled worse things. ...Read more

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Why does urine smell like rotten eggs?

Why does urine smell like rotten eggs?

Dehydration/Infectio: It may be due to dehydration or infection if it is smelling for a while.You should drink more fluids and consult your doctor and get checked for infection ...Read more

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Ketones in urine after eating sweet potatoes. Is this bad?

Ketones in urine after eating sweet potatoes. Is this bad?

Not related: Ketones in urine are result of fatty acid metabolism. Most striking ijn starvation, or in lack of carbohydrates as in the atkins diet. Small amounts of ketones can be seen in urine by noon-time if subject hasn't eaten since evening before. This is of little consequence. In fact, sweet potatoes being carbohydrate make it less likely to have ketones in urine. ...Read more

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I have a foul odor smell in urine and discharge?

I have a foul odor smell in urine and discharge?

Infection: Urinary or vaginal may cause the odor. Be seen and treated. Any fungus history? Diabetes? Can start with careful cleansing of area and douches over the weekend. If fever, chills, sick GO to obgyn ...Read more

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Is it normal if pee smell nutty sweet?

A common concern...: Some smell in urine is naturally expected and personally unique reflecting dietary intake and urine concentration. Also, note: all urine will smell strong after exposing to air for 30+ minutes. To minimize such smell, just dry the genital area with tissue to soak away the "last" drops around vaginal opening, especially in obese persons. So, it's ok as long as being free of uti. Best wish... ...Read more