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Urine That Smells Like Coffee
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My urine has a very bad smell almost old. I drink a lot of water & unsweet tea, no soda or coffee and i got CKD for STDs and UTI but was clear ?
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
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?
Slight feeling inside penis at the tip and my urine is smelling coffee. Please what is the cause of the feeling ?
My urine has been cloudy suddenly. Is it because I had coffee and cottage/Fetta cheese in one day? I m ocd so please confirm this. Thanks
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?
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
Recently whenever after II had a cup of coffee and later urinated I smelled coffee in my urine.It happens everytime after II have coffee and urinate?
That is normal: You are eliminating the compounds that give coffee it's distinctive aroma. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My urine is very cloudy! I do drink coffee too have a bad habit for not drinking enough water but i was told I have vaginitis awhile ago. Green diarea?
If it : Doesnt hurt to pee, stay hydrated, it's likely only concentrated. ...Read more
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
My urine after one cup of coffee in the morning is usually orange in color even after drinking water any ideas?
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