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What Causes Fishy Smelling Urine
Why need help?: Urine will be more concentrated ; thus have stronger odor if total fluid intake is less. Water is best beverage to dilute urine ; thus make less smelly, however tea or soup for instance can also supply sufficient fluid. ...Read more
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
Infection: Check for urinary infection and bacterial vaginosis-completely treatable. ...Read more
Besides UTI what could cause often urination, fishy smell urine and pain before and after urination and sharp pain in the lower abdomen?
I have urine that smells fishy. I have protein and blood in urine dipstick. I also have swollen ankles. What could be the cause?
Nephrotic syndrome?: Protein and blood in the urine could suggest kidney disease and ankle swelling may mean a significant amount of protein in the urine which should be treated. See a nephrologist who can help diagnose the problem and offer specific treatment if in fact it is a kidney issue. The longer this goes without treatment, the greater the risk for permanent kidney damage. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male, 47. Painful urination for a few days, cloudy urine, unusual sour/fishy smell to urine. What could cause this? Urination not more frequent.
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