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Urine Smell After Appendectomy
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
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
Diet: It is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat - some foods causes very distinct odors! There are specific medical conditions that can cause changes in the odor of urine (for example, diabetics out of control will have an odor of ketones in their urine). I don't know of any medical condition causing the odor of butter in urine. ...Read more
Amino acids: Certain foods, especially broccoli and asparagus, contain Amino Acids that are processed quickly and appear in the urine...Smelling. You have a very sensitive nose if everything you eat smells in your urine. It is a normal body function...Sometimes a UTI can smell like broccoli when you have had none...Int hat case be seen and checked. ...Read more
Probably not.: Certain foods, dehydration, bladder infections and mild vaginal cahnges including bacterial vaginosis can have an impact on the smell of the urine. It very well may be completely normal unless there are other significant symptoms related to this such as pain, bladder spasms, or urinary frequency and urgency. ...Read more
It depends: Urine odor can be affected by how hydrated you are (how much you're drinking), and foods that you eat (e.g. Asparagus). Medical conditions can also affect it, such as infection. If you drink more water and it doesn't go away, or if you have other symptoms like fever, burning, or frequency, go see your doctor. ...Read more
Dietary, metabolic: Urine is the water soluble output of excess and waste chemicals produced by your body. Urine may have an odor depending upon your basic metabolism, your inherited functions and your diet. For instance there is an inherited metabolism of sulfur compounds in fresh asparagus which causes a strong a characteristic odor in the urine. ...Read more
Maybe sulfites: Foul smelling urine is a sign worth investigating. Urine that smells like rotten eggs may indicate excretion of sulfites in the urine. This may be related to diet as many foods contain sulfites - red wine, juices, molasses, and many prepared foods. Abnormal smelling urine may be due to infection or other causes. See your doctor, who will check your urine and help determine the cause. ...Read more
Might be infection,,: If your urine smells like this you might want to see your doctor for a possible infection, particularly an acquired one like trichomonas, as this can produce a fish-like smell. You also might benefit from a urinalysis as you could also have high uric acid in your urine as well as high protein. Best of luck. ...Read more
Different things: There are different possibilities. It could be something you ate or a medication you are taking. That would include vitamins and supplements. A urine or vaginal infection usually has a different smell than what you are describing. Food odors should resolve in a day or so after you change your intake. ...Read more
Infection?: Sounds like a possible urinary tract infection. Sometimes urine can smell foul due to foods we eat. Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the strange smell. When it's an infection usually you have burning or other complaints. Go see MD ...Read more
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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