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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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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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Is urine that smells like rubber something to worry about? Its not an everytime thing but once in a while

Is urine that smells like rubber something to worry about?  Its not an everytime thing but once in a while

Almost certainly not: Urine odors are heavily dependent on what we eat, how much water we have had, meds we may be taking, etc. I would not worry! ...Read more

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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

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What could cause a salty taste in one's mouth and and urine that smells like ammonia?

Likely dehydration.: A urine that smells like ammonia is likely due to dehydration since it is concentrated. A salty taste in the mouth is likely due to the same thing as there is probably not enough water to dilute the sodium. ...Read more

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