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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

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've been having cloudy urine for several days with no pain, no frequency, but an odor that smells like coffee. I do not drink coffee. What's wrong?

I've been having cloudy urine for several days with no pain, no frequency, but an odor that smells like coffee. I do not drink coffee. What's wrong?

UTI?: I would consider the diagnosis of a urinary tract infection which can cause cloudy urine which smells unusual. The coffee smell may be related to a particular organism in the urine or it may be that the organism breaks down substances in the urine causing it to smell like coffee. Get a urine analysis and culture. ...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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Urine has a very strong smell. It smells like a mixture or coffee and just a bad odor. I drink coffee regularly but I also drink water. What can I do?

Urine has a very strong smell. It smells like a mixture or coffee and just a bad odor. I drink coffee regularly but I also drink water. What can I do?

Strong brew: Hi NikitaM, it is not uncommon to smell coffe in your urine. Its the other smell that could be concerning. Maloderous urine can be an indication of an early urinary tract infection, or bacterial/candidal vaginitis. If you have discharge or urinary symptoms, see your doctor. Otherwise, if you don't want your urine to smell like coffee, don't drink coffee. And watch out for asparagus. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like coffee after drinking 1 cup of coffee?

Why does my urine smell like coffee after drinking 1 cup of coffee?

Caffeine: Caffeine is excreted in the urine unchanged chemically. If you can smell the caffeine after only one cup, it might also suggest you are not well hydrated, hence your urine is more concentrated then is optimal. ...Read more

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I'm sle patient with nephrotic syndrome, when I'm having my coffee now I smell it in my urine is that normal?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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I'm sle patient with nephrotic syndrome, when I'm having my coffee now I smell it in my urine is that normal?

Urine Changes: For a patient with nephrotic syndrome, any changes in your urine should be reported to your kidney doctor (nephrologist). I am not aware of any condition where what is eaten is later smelled in the urine. ...Read more

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I got brown discharge today (I'm ovulating) and my urine smelled like coffee. I don't know what this means. Help.

I got brown discharge today (I'm ovulating) and my urine smelled like coffee. I don't know what this means. Help.

Drink water: What you described is within normal variation. You should drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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30 years old always dribble urine throughout day coffee and alcohol make it worse been like this years but dribble all the time no matter what?

30 years old always dribble urine throughout day coffee and alcohol make it worse been like this years but dribble all the time no matter what?

Gynecology: Many females have this trouble and often need medication to enhance the muscles in their pelvis to control the bladder and urethra better. Some even need surgery to do this. ...Read more

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Hello. Often my urine is darker yellow, and or cloudy, and often has a very abnormal "strong foul odour" especially after coffee. Any advice please?

Hello. Often my urine is darker yellow, and or cloudy, and often has a very abnormal "strong foul odour" especially after coffee. Any advice please?

Drink more water?: First. Have your urine checked by a physician. Looking for glucose, protein, specific gravity, ph, etc... It may indicate an underlying illness. Your doctor is smart and will advise you based on the results of what to do. ...Read more

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I tend to go to the bathroom a lot at night. There is a small amount of urine and it's colorless. I'm a 26 y/o grad student and drink a lot of coffee.

I tend to go to the bathroom a lot at night. There is a small amount of urine and it's colorless. I'm a 26 y/o grad student and drink a lot of coffee.

This may be normal: And may be controlled by decreasing your coffee intake, particularly in the afternoon/evening. Caffeine acts as a diuretic as you likely know. Physiologic nocturnal diuresis occurs where the kidneys produce more urine while the body is recumbent as this position causes increased blood flow to the kidney. Urologic problems such as overactive bladder and small bladder capacity require urologic eval. ...Read more

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I pee every 30 mins. My urine is clear & I drink a proper amount of water but it's spread through out the day. & I don't drink coffee. What is wrong?

I pee every 30 mins. My urine is clear & I drink a proper amount of water but it's spread through out the day. & I don't drink coffee. What is wrong?

Increase urination: For how long? Occurs at night? Checked for UTI? How much do you drink a day? Always be a mix of water /gatorade as too much water dilutes body sodium. There is a rare condition called diabetes insipidus where you make a lot of urine as either due to pituitary damage or kidney damage there is either low levels or no reponse to anti-diuretic hormone. F/u/ with doc

http://diabetesinsipidus. Org ...Read more

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What does brown tea or coffee colored urine mean?

What does brown tea or coffee colored urine mean?

Could mean blood: It can mean old blood in the urinary tract. There are many many causes of this. You should have a urine analysis done on a fresh urine specimen and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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When I drink coffee my urine has a strong odor why is that.

When I drink coffee my urine has a strong odor why is that.

See answer: Food, drinks and vitamin supplements can change odor of urine. Eating asparagus and drinking coffee are two of them. Asparagus leaves distinct smell to those people who have a particular gene that allows one to smell it and urine frequently smells like coffee after drinking it. Vitamin b6 is most common vitamin to alter the normal odor of urine. The more concentrated the urine, the easier 2 smell. ...Read more

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I had my last period the 14th or 15th June. It's the 16th of Aug. Took urine test earlier this evening, showed neg. (drank coffee 20min before)?

I had my last period the 14th or 15th June. It's the 16th of Aug. Took urine test earlier this evening, showed neg. (drank coffee 20min before)?

Not pregnant: For peace of mind, you may repeat another test in the next 5-7 days or request a blood pregnancy test at your doctor's office. Most likely what you are going through is a delayed period. ...Read more

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Woke up with urine looking like coffee. Just had a cysto it was ok. Doc did a urinalysis no infec but still large amount of blood and protein. Help!

Woke up with urine looking like coffee. Just had a cysto it was ok. Doc did a urinalysis no infec but still large amount of blood and protein. Help!

See below: Coffee, tea, or cola-colored urine associated with protein (especially if >1-2+) is most consistent with a kidney source of the blood in the urine (hematuria) termed "glomerulonephritis" or "nephritis." may be associated with edema, joint pains, headache, high blood pressure, fever, and other symptoms. Very important to see a nephrologist asap for further blood and urine tests to determine cause. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause both protein in urine and coffee ground vomit?

Is there anything that can cause both protein in urine and coffee ground vomit?

Bleed, leaky filter: Protein in urine means kidney filter is leaky. Coffee grounds means there may be bleeding in the stomach. Urine protein must be confirmed and quantified. If it is confirmed, various tests should be done to find out the reason. You must seek medical advice to get this checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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This morning I had burning pain in my lower abdomen and amber colored urine. The pain subsided but returned after drinking coffee; a bm didn't help.?

This morning I had burning pain in my lower abdomen and amber colored urine. The pain subsided but returned after drinking coffee; a bm didn't help.?

Hard to tell but,: If urine is clear with usual smell and no burning or unusual frequency, this is not likely to be infection. What else? Possibilities include bowel problems still, urinary stone disease if pain is severe, and gyn problems in females. If continues, need an ultrasound to rule out stone disease and urinalysis to check on red cells (in stone disease) and white cells in infection. Need to visit a doc. ...Read more

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I have had back pain and sciatica for a long time, now I have bladder burning, tests for UTI come back negative, my urine has a strong odor. I quit drinking coffee and it helped, the burning went away. But notice strong urine odor.

Need more info: Your symptoms are concerning. I would strongly recommend that you see your primary care physician for a complete examination and have him/her do some blood and urine tests. At your age several medical problems can be the cause of your complaints. ...Read more

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I have a urine and feces breath odor. It's really bad when I eat chocolate & coffee my dentist says no problem with teeth, no problem with sinuses.

I have a urine and feces breath odor. It's really bad when I eat chocolate & coffee my dentist says no problem with teeth, no problem with sinuses.

Medical condition?: Have you had a recent physical examination?
If your dentist performed a thorough evaluation and found nothing wrong, then possibly you have an ongoing medical condition that needs to be addressed.

See your internist or family practice physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do about cloudy urine that smells like fish?

What can I do about cloudy urine that smells like fish?

Test urine: Cloudy smelly urine should be analyzed to assure a bacterial infection is not the cause. Untreated urinary tract infections can occasionally cause serious illness. ...Read more