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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

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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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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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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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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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