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My urine smells like onions after i drink alcohol, and my stool has been green lately. Should i worry?

My urine smells like onions after i drink alcohol, and my stool has been green lately. Should i worry?

Maybe, maybe not: Stool changes can be due to the foods (or drinks) eaten, to medication effects, to stomach flu or other infections, to gall bladder problems, etc... One can try stopping the alcohol, and eating a bland, balanced diet (but not over eat) to see if the symptoms go away in a couple of days. If not quickly back to normal, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem might be. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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My husband is an excessive drinker he had bright red blood in his urine this morning after drinking alcohol he has been having right side pain & abd?

My husband is an excessive drinker he had bright red blood in his urine this morning after drinking alcohol he has been having right side pain & abd?

Blood in Urine: You are a Caring wife!
I understand your concern.
It is possible that falling down under influence of Alcohol may have caused trauma to some part of urinary system-Kidney, Ureter, Bladder or Urethra.
It can also be due to infection, Kidney or Bladder stone.
Please take him to E.R. have all necessary Urine analysis, Blood tests, Radiological studies and Consultations for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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The doctor found protein in my urine. Could this be from drinking alcohol the night before?

The doctor found protein in my urine. Could this be from drinking alcohol the night before?

No: Alcohol usually doesn't cause protein in the urine. This is caused by diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, medications, toxins, immune disorders or infections affecting the kidneys. You should discuss the findings w/ your doctor to see what further studies you need. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

Can drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

No: I do not think that drinking alcohol cause hematuria. But hematuria needs evaluation to find out the cause.You need to see doctor for evaluaton of this hematuria. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

Not usually: There is likely another explanation for blood in your urine and it is likely not due to drinking alcohol. See your doctor and have this checked out. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between anti-diuretic hormone, urine volume and drinking alcohol?

What is the relationship between anti-diuretic hormone, urine volume and drinking alcohol?

Direct relationship: Antidiuretic hormone is a hormone secreted by pitutary gland in the brain which increase water absorption from kidney tubules resulting in decrease urine volume. Alcohol inhibits ADH (vasopressin) resulting in increased urinary production. ...Read more

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Stoped drinking alcohol. But i still pee 20 times a day and can't hold it no STD no UTI urine test good what the heck is wrong with me?

Stoped drinking alcohol. But i still pee 20 times a day and can't hold it no STD no UTI urine test good what the heck is wrong with me?

Diabetes??: Polyuria-(excessive urination), along with polydipsia(excessive thirst) and polyphagia (excessive hunger) are suspicious symptoms for diabetes, i would suggest a medical blood chemistry panel.... ...Read more

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Urine smells like coffee after drinking coffee? Normal?

Urine smells like coffee after drinking coffee? Normal?

Urine: Yes. Caffeine has a distinctive chemical odor. Caffeine is excreted by the kidneys into the urine, chemically unchanged. ...Read more

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After 1 cup of coffee my urine smells like a coffeehouse. No matter how much water i drink. Even 3 hours after 1 cup. What is this? Is it normal?

After 1 cup of coffee my urine smells like a coffeehouse. No matter how much water i drink. Even 3 hours after 1 cup. What is this? Is it normal?

Probably okay...: Some are more health-conscious than others, but even overdone with it. This is the normal pattern/spectrum of human behaviors. As to urine smell in relation to possible food/beverage consumption, remember: certain urine odor is normal, but personally unique and varying with what we eat or drink. So, it's okay as long as voiding comfortably and having a normal urinalysis. If still in doubt, ask doc. ...Read more

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My urine smells sweet and is cloudy but tastes salty. Is this something to worry about? Just so you know, I didn't drink it or anything, but after sme

My urine smells sweet and is cloudy but tastes salty. Is this something to worry about? Just so you know, I didn't drink it or anything, but after sme

See dr: Not sure why or someone else is tasting your urine. Regardless, you should go see your regular doctor for a urine test. This could be an infection but could also be a warning of something more serious with the kidney like diabetes, an autoimmune disease, etc. The only way to know for sure is to start with a full urine test at the office or lab. ...Read more

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I think i may've had an ovarian cyst. I've never eaten asparagus, i drink a lot of water, yet 4 days ago i noticed my urine smells bad. What caused it?

I think i may've had an ovarian cyst. I've never eaten asparagus, i drink a lot of water, yet 4 days ago i noticed my urine smells bad. What caused it?

Ovarian cyst: This will not likely change the odor of your urine, which is most commonly related to what you have eaten, how concentrated it has been, or rarely to infection with certain organisms. Not likely to be due to an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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My urine smells out of the ordinary. Its clear after drinking lots of water then after urinating twice its back to very concentrated yellow and smell.?

My urine smells out of the ordinary. Its clear after drinking lots of water then after urinating twice its back to very concentrated yellow and smell.?

Hydration: The biggest factor contributing to urine odor or smell is how hydrated you are. The concentrated, yellow color with smell should be a notice to drink more fluid. Keep the fluids going. ...Read more

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Urine smells like period blood(over 2 months). I urinate normally. Need to drink more water without a doubt. What's the cause of this?

Urine smells like period blood(over 2 months). I urinate normally. Need to drink more water without a doubt. What's the cause of this?

Urine odor: Most commonly the odor of the urine is related to what you have eaten, or if you have certain illnesses to the metabolic by-products of that disease. To learn what is in your urine you need to take a specimen to your doctor or to a laboratory and have it examined professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and drink about 1 litre of water per day, I drink smoothies for breakfast and lunch sometimes, my urine smells of Apple juice.

I am vegetarian and drink about 1 litre of water per day, I drink smoothies for breakfast and lunch sometimes, my urine smells of Apple juice.

Dietary choice: Dietary ingredients may be excreted in urine. Don't worry. Odors like asparagus cabbage or apple may be common. thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why does my pee smell sweet the day after I have been drinking alcohol?

Why does my pee smell sweet the day after I have been drinking alcohol?

You are drinking too: much if that is the case. There are several substances that are excreted in urine, including acetone and dihydroxybutyrate that can have a strong odor. In addition, in people who are developing diabetes, alcohol will further damage the pancreas' ability to produce insulin, and also is a very potent source of conversion to sugars, which will be excreted in urine. See your doctor. Cut down or QUIT! ...Read more

Smelly Urine (Definition)

Smelly urine is suggestive, not indicative for UTI, and usually results from concentrated urine, from what foods consumed, from infection / inflammation, etc. To verify it, do complete urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/myths-UTI.html & other articles in the categories in Urinary Tract Infection-UTI & Urination Trouble ...Read more


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