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I don't pee as usual after Doxycycline, I feel only 10% of what I drink is getting out, and very smelly. And my peeing is too short and not strong!

I don't pee as usual after Doxycycline, I feel only 10% of what I drink is getting out, and very smelly. And my peeing is too short and not strong!

Here are some ...: Many drugs, supplements, and foods may make user's urine smell different — stink, strong, etc. before and after taking them; of no exception, to Doxycycline. Personal experience before and after taking them can self tell the story. Besides, the urine itself carries its unique aroma-becoming stronger after a 30-min exposure to air & clothes. Clinically, it's ok as long as being comfortable & no UTI ...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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My son has really bad smelly diapers when he pees and he seems to go more often. He is not complaining though. Should i be worried?

My son has really bad smelly diapers when he pees and he seems to go more often. He is not complaining though. Should i be worried?

Diapers: Depending on the age of your son, the number of diapers is not necessarily a problem but if there has been a change in smell or frequency you must have it checked by pediatrician. Bring a diaper with you for them to test. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex- took plan b, 3 days later had protected sex with Someone else but didn't pee afterwards as well. Now I have smelly and cloudy urine!?

Unprotected sex- took plan b, 3 days later had protected sex with Someone else but didn't pee afterwards as well. Now I have smelly and cloudy urine!?

Urinary Tract Infect: You may have urinary tract infection that is developing. If it starts to hurt when you urinate or you see blood, you may need antibiotics. For now, keep yourself hydrated and watch for symptoms.
Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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My Urine (pee) smells like fishy/prawns and it's weird. What could this be?? It's normal though. Not too dark or too light. Just smelly. Thnx

My Urine (pee) smells like fishy/prawns and it's weird. What could this be?? It's normal though. Not too dark or too light. Just smelly. Thnx

Urine smells fish: Suggest it may be something you age that is coming out in urine. For example asparagus in some gives urine special smell. If it comes and goes see if you can figure out what it is that you are eating. Note you are on metformin. Do you have diabetes? If so your urine sugar may be high and that is what you are smelling. Check your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Leakage of smelly liquid from penis and the "pipe" of where I pee out, get a little itchy?

Leakage of smelly liquid from penis and the "pipe" of where I pee out, get a little itchy?

Urethritis: Now you need to go to your doctor and see what kind of urethritis you have. You may have chlamydia or gonorrhea. Irregardless which one, you need to get seen. ...Read more

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I'm getting frequent urination & urge to pee without any burning sensation. My urine colour is normal not too much smelly.

I'm getting frequent urination & urge to pee without any burning sensation. My urine colour is normal not too much smelly.

Over active bladder: The urge to urinate and loss of some urine isa sign of over active bladder. Please see an uro-gynaecologist. There are many effective treatments. ...Read more

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Hello my daughter is 7 years old and her pee is very smelly, hard to explain the smell but it is bad. She closes her legs to pee because she pee upwar?

Hello my daughter is 7 years old and her pee is very smelly, hard to explain the smell but it is bad. She closes her legs to pee because she pee upwar?

Needs eval: A spontaneous "squirt pee" in a young girl includes a partial washout of her vagina, as the pee hits her closed labia & bounces backward. Significant odor is often due to a retained piece of fecal matter (poor wiping), toilet tissue or germ action. I would have her seen for a proper urine collection to look for a UTI & see if more invasive exam is needed to clean this up. ...Read more

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Hi i have smelly urine. I've had it for 4 weeks now. I've been to see my g.p and I was on antibiotics but hasn't worked. Had urine test and swabs done. Results come back clear. Still, have smelly pee.

Hi i have smelly urine. I've had it for 4 weeks now. I've been to see my g.p and I was on antibiotics but hasn't worked. Had urine test and swabs done. Results come back clear. Still, have smelly pee.

What are you eating: Asparagus has a smelly substance called asparagene. Sometimes it's what u eat like broccoli or asparagus that makes urine smell. Your diet may contribute. If you are getting a urinalysis make sure you get a culture to rule out an infection. Also consider if you're smelling a yeast or bacterial vaginosis and not urine in origin. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Smelly fishy odor when going to pee, vagina itching inside, drinking a lot of water seems to help, 20 and sexual active, what is this?

Smelly fishy odor when going to pee, vagina itching inside, drinking a lot of water seems to help, 20 and sexual active, what is this?

Discharge: And foul smelling urine is likely some sort of infection and can range from yeast to a std. Please see you gynecologist or family practice physician. ...Read more

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Have very red ichy smelly wet rash around anus, peeing 15 times a day, no sign of runny or hard poos, urine seems clear, very particular with hygiene?

Have very red ichy smelly wet rash around anus, peeing 15 times a day, no sign of runny or hard poos, urine seems clear, very particular with hygiene?

Anal excoriation: The itching and skin excoriation is generally due to small imperceptible leakage of colonic secretions when hemorrhoids are present. Please see a specialist. In the mean time clean the area with plain water, no chemical of any kind, then lightly apply petroleum jelly(Vaseline) it should help a lot. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a UTI without burning or peeing tons? I have had smelly pee in morning slight back ache that's it. Or is it something else?

Is it possible to have a UTI without burning or peeing tons? I have had smelly pee in morning slight back ache that's it. Or is it something else?

UTI: You can have UTI without increased frequency of urination and burning. Have no way to diagnose this over the internet. See a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Back of legs and thighs feel tingly for a week now, pee is dark and smelly, no matter how much I drink water wise, could my kidneys be failing?

Back of legs and thighs feel tingly for a week now, pee is dark and smelly, no matter how much I drink water wise, could my kidneys be failing?

Need more detail...: Tingling at the back of legs & thighs suggests emergence of some irritation to lower lumbar nerve, and dark smelly urine may result from UTI, ... How to put all things of concern together in a sensible way? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html & the related subjects in the category of What to Do at Feeling Sick? And ... Thereby, you can work better with doc so to get Dx. ...Read more

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Smelly urine no burning/pain when peeing but vagina itches & hurts to wipe w/toilet paper like its cutting me down there im 13 weeks preg what's wrong?

Smelly urine no burning/pain when peeing but vagina itches & hurts to wipe w/toilet paper like its cutting me down there im 13 weeks preg what's wrong?

Discuss with OB: Could be a urinary tract infection, yeast infection or bacterial vaginal infection. Yeast infection is probably the highest on the list. I'd discuss it with your OB. ...Read more

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I'm sexually active. Now i have painful urination, smelly pee and I urinate more than usual, other than that nothing else. Could i have an STD or uti?

I'm sexually active. Now i have painful urination, smelly pee and I urinate more than usual, other than that nothing else. Could i have an STD or uti?

UTI: Urinary tract infection or cystitis is my guess based on your description. It may be worthwhile to go to your doctor and submit a urine sample to verify this possibility, ...Read more

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Extreme back pain on left side. Throwing up. Pressure to pee, but can't. Saw blood in urine a few days back. Smelly urine when able to urinate. ?

Extreme back pain on left side. Throwing up. Pressure to pee, but can't. Saw blood in urine a few days back. Smelly urine when able to urinate. 
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Seek urgent care: Your description is concerning for kidney infection as a complication of UTI or infected kidney stone. This can progress rapidly and you need emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen, smelly pee, lower back pain, last "period" tan color, 3 neg preg tests, trouble passing stools, what could this be?

Pain in lower abdomen, smelly pee, lower back pain, last "period" tan color, 3 neg preg tests, trouble passing stools, what could this be?

Multiple issues: You have multiple complaints in different body systems. Most likely a visit with a primary care doctor is needed. Your urine can be tested for bladder infections. Your low back and lower abdominal pain cab be assessed. Your constipation will need to be evaluated as well. You can also discuss your menstrual cycle and options for regulation. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, period cramps, heaviness, pelvic pain, and urine incontinence. Smelly urine. No pain, never have to pee. What could this be?

Lower back pain, period cramps, heaviness, pelvic pain, and urine incontinence. Smelly urine. No pain, never have to pee. What could this be?

Infection: In spite of a lack of pain including painful urination, you still most likely have a urinary infection. Nevertheless, because of the discrepancy of some of your symptoms, you should see your physician to have proper testing and initiate proper treatment. ...Read more

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My 9 month old is having a smelly pee its smells like vitamins. I breast feed and he is currently having allergies taking only tylenol (acetaminophen)?

My 9 month old is having a smelly pee its smells like vitamins. I breast feed and he is currently having allergies taking only tylenol (acetaminophen)?

See pediatrician: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is used for pain, it doesn't help with allergies. What are his allergy symptoms? How long has this been going on? Please contact your pediatrician for best advice. ...Read more

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What causes smelly urine?

What causes smelly urine?

Infection, Asparagus: Asparagus small is quite distinctive and occurs soon after consuming. Many utis are associated with smelly urine and frequently is the only symptom. ...Read more

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What causes smelly urine?

What causes smelly urine?

Urine odors: Smelly urine very often is not due to any pathologic conditions or illness. Certain break down products of foods, like asparagus, cause smelly urine. Stale urine also develops smelly characteristics. Strangely, infected urine may have no smelly characteristics. Normal urine may have crystals and sediments. An urinalysis can be done in your physicians office if you have concerns. ...Read more

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What can cause smelly urine?

What can cause smelly urine?

Lots of things: Many things can change the appearance of urine--hydration status, blood, protein, some medications. Odor can indicate infection. If you are concerned then visit your doctor. ...Read more

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What foods can cause smelly urine?

What foods can cause smelly urine?

Asparagus, garlic...: The most well-known food to cause urine to have an odor is asparagus, which leads to excretion of dimethyl sulphide, methyl mercaptan, & asparagusic acid that cause the characteristic odor. Garlic can impart odor to the urine, and alter the results of urinalysis tests. Coffee is another food that can cause on off-smelling urine. Fish, onions, cubebs, juniper, & saffron have been implicated. ...Read more

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What be the cause of my smelly urine?

What be the cause of my smelly urine?

Many possible causes: Of smelly urine: concentrated due to dehydration & low fluid intake causes a strong smell. Urinary infections may be most common cause of foul smelling urine and often alert subjects to presence of uti. Some antibiotics such as Amoxicillin &cipro cause smelly urine as does consuming large volumes of coffee, ie >6cups/day. Classically asparagus has distinctive smell. Others r liver disease & diabetes. ...Read more

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What would cause dark and smelly urine?

What would cause dark and smelly urine?

Lots of things: Many things can change the appearance of urine--hydration status, blood, protein, some medications. Odor can indicate infection. If you are concerned then visit your doctor. ...Read more

Urination (Definition)

The act of passing your ...Read more