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Can hypothriod meds make your urine smell bad?

Can hypothriod meds make your urine smell bad?

Generally no: Foul smelling urine is generally an indication of a urinary tract infection. More rarely, uncommon metabolic disorders can be the cause of unusual-smelling urine. ...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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Why my urine smell bad?

Why my urine smell bad?

Normal: Urine does have a bad odor to it. When it's concentrated, it's even worse. ...Read more

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I have a bad urine smell, how I should cure it.?

I have a bad urine smell, how I should cure it.?

Water: A foul smelling urine is generally the result of dietary intake. Increasing water intake as well as seeing your doctor after keeoing a food intake journal will generally narrow down the problem. Urinary tract infections or other pathological causes are potentially present as well. When seeing your doctor, request a urinalysis and urine culture to assess the possibilty of infections. ...Read more

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Why does my baby's urine smell strong and smell bad?

Why does my baby's urine smell strong and smell bad?

See the doctor: Urine odor may be a symptom of some metabolic diseases as well as urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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I am agitated by my urine smell. How comees it smell this bad?

I am agitated by my urine smell. How comees it smell this bad?

Ammonia: Urine smells, well, like urine due to nitrogenous waste products like ammonia. The more concentrated the urine, the higher is the concentration for these chemicals too. Assuming you don't have any infection, reducing the urine concentration by drinking more water will make the smell more bearable! ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell really bad when I drink sodas, or anything in high fructose?

Why does my urine smell really bad when I drink sodas, or anything in high fructose?

Not sure why: This would happen, but high fructose drinks are terrible for you. Maybe this is your body's way of telling you not to drink them. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell so bad even after taking a test they say I have no infections?

Why does my urine smell so bad even after taking a test they say I have no infections?

Urine odor: Are you sure this is your urine and not vaginal secretions? Urine odor usually emanates from dietary intake. Have you ever eaten asparagus and smelled your urine? You may want to get a second opinion from a doctor who will listen to you. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell bad no STI no burning just smells terrible?

Why does my urine smell bad no STI no burning just smells terrible?

Different foods and: Olfactory sensitivity. Certain foods can produce bad smell in urine, e.g., asparagus. However, only some people can perceive the odor due to asparagus. You may still wish to have your urine tested for infection. ...Read more

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Does ingesting ginger make your urine smell?

Does ingesting ginger make your urine smell?

May be...: Urine smell is personally unique and also reflects dietary intake. For instance, ingesting asparagus or garlic comes with its additional unique odor. For ginger, try it out by yourself; it's fun to experience life. Yet, such unique smell poses no health risk as long as being comfortable and having normal urinalysis. But beware no overindulgence and obsession in everything we do in life. ...Read more

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Could some drugs make your urine smell terrible?

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Yes, . ..: Yes, some drugs may make your urine smell awful just like some foods do. But personal experience can tell its specifics. ...Read more

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Why does asparagus make your urine smell strangely?

Why does asparagus make your urine smell strangely?

Breakdown compounds.: The metabolism of certain compounds in asparagus leads to excretion of methanethiol, dimethyl sulphide, methyl mercaptan, & asparagusic acid that causes the characteristic odor. The onset of the odor is rapid, often 15-30 minutes after ingestion. There a appears to a be genetic component in the ability to smell the odor, and a candidate snp was identified in a 2010 genome association study. ...Read more

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Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell. ...Read more

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Does folic acid make your urine smell?

Does folic acid make your urine smell?

No: When used in the usual recommended amounts, Folic Acid is not known to result in smelly urine to my knowledge. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of enterovesical fistulae? Would it make your urine smell like feces and/or stool smell like ammonia? Would u feel "poisoned"?

What are the symptoms of enterovesical fistulae? Would it make your urine smell like feces and/or stool smell like ammonia? Would u feel "poisoned"?

Fistula: Most commonly, recurrent uti's, fouls smelling urine, fecal material or fiber in the urine, passage of air during voiding, abdominal pain may or may not be present. You may feel very sick or not at all. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell?

Why does my urine smell?

Diet: This is likely from your diet especially when it contains asparagus. Usually it bears no meaning healthwise. ...Read more

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Why do my urine smell a lot?

Why do my urine smell a lot?

Infection?: IS it something new?
any fevers along with it?
can be a urinary tract infection, you might need to go to a clinic to get urine tested. ...Read more

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What makes urine smell sweet?

What makes urine smell sweet?

Ketones: Ketones in the urine can cause a characteristic sweet odor. This can be seen in severe diabetes or low carbohydrate diets. It is the result of fat metabolism. See your doctor to make sure what is going on. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell sour?

Why does my urine smell sour?

Urine smell: If you get a whiff of something particularly pungent, you could have an infection or urinary stones, which can create an ammonia-like odor. Also foods such as asparagus can cause urine to have an unusual odor. See your doctor if you begin to feel ill, have symptoms or run a fever. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like metal?

Why does my urine smell like metal?

Check what you ate: Usually it is due to food intake. For instance, asparagus could change smell of urine among other reasons like onion and garlic. Also, some medicines cause urine smell change like penicillin. Explore more the details of your intake. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like butter?

Why does my urine smell like butter?

Diet: It is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat - some foods causes very distinct odors! There are specific medical conditions that can cause changes in the odor of urine (for example, diabetics out of control will have an odor of ketones in their urine). I don't know of any medical condition causing the odor of butter in urine. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like onions?

Can be diet, etc..: This might be due to diet like from eating vegetables like asparagus, or it can be from a medical condition like diabetes which can cause a fruity odor in the breath and urine from ketone production. It may also be nonspecific. ...Read more

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Why would my urine smell like onions?

Why would my urine smell like onions?

Urinary Odors: Urine odors typically come from what we've eaten or meds we've taken more than from worrisome illnesses.
If there aren't any symptoms of infection such as urgency/frequency, burning with urination or bladder pain, i'd likely suspect it's something that will get better on its own.
If it persists or any of the above symptoms arise, especially if feverish, go see your primary doctor. ...Read more