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Urine Smell Peppermint
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
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
Specific chemicals: Methanethiol is the specific chemical in asparagus that produces the smell. This chemical is not found in pineapple. ...Read more
Urine odors typically come from what we've eaten or meds we've taken more than from worrisome illnesses.
If there aren't any symptoms of infection such as urgency/frequency, burning with urination or bladder pain, I'd likely suspect its something that will get better on its own.
If it persists or any of the above symptoms arise, especially if feverish, go see your primary 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
Probably okay...: Urine smell alone is usually indicative of something wrong as long as having normal urinalysis from a properly collected fresh urine and being fine in voiding, but maybe reflecting what you consume, like foods or supplement. If you like to explore more on UTI & urinalysis, welcome to peruse articles in http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. For daily issues, too http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html ...Read more
Unclear: Foods (for example asparagus) or medications can do this. However, best to have urine evaluated if you don't have a recently new medication or diet explanation. Do you have burning, or urinary frequency? Either way, if persists, should see md and have urinalysis and urine culture to rule out infection. ...Read more