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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 distunctive chemical odor. Caffeine is excreted by the kidneys into the urine, chemically unchanged. ...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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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 dont want your urine to smell like coffee, dont 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 ?

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

Yep!: Odor molecules in coffee are absorbed into your bloodstream after you drink the coffee. These compounds travel to the kidneys where they are removed and passed into your urine. They still contain their coffee-odor properties which can be detected after you urinate. You may notice this with asparagus and other foods too. This is normal and not related to the sle or nephrotic syndrome. ...Read more

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I got brown discharge today (I'm ovulating) and my urine smelled like coffee. i dont know what this means. help.

I got brown discharge today (I'm ovulating) and my urine smelled like coffee. i dont 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