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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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What causes my urine to have a strong odor?

What causes my urine to have a strong odor?

The following: Concentrated urine can have strong smell, happens with low fluid intake. Infected urine from UTI classically has bad smell. Certain foods, especially asparagus give urine very distinct stong odor. ...Read more

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What can cause your urine to have a strong odor, I have taken urine test at my doctor and nothing comes up.

What can cause your urine to have a strong odor, I have taken urine test at my doctor and nothing comes up.

Diet & fluid intake: if you have had tests to rule out infection in urine then strong odor usually relates to not drinking enough fluids and having concentrated urine Some foods, medications, vitamins and herbal supplements can also cause urine to have stronger odor. ...Read more

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What could cause my urine to stay dark and have a strong odor? I drink plenty of water but it seems like I stay dehydrated.

What could cause my urine to stay dark and have a strong odor? I drink plenty of water but it seems like I stay dehydrated.

Dark urine: Are you taking any vitamins or supplements? Generally the more water you drink the less concentrated your urine should be. You might want to have your urine checked at your doctors to make sure there isn't anything else going on. But do check any supplements or vitamins you might be taking the b complex vitamins are famous for causing bright yellow urine with an odor. ...Read more

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My urine has strong vaginal fishy odor, what is this caused by?

My urine has strong vaginal fishy odor, what is this caused by?

Infection: Check for urinary infection and bacterial vaginosis-completely treatable. ...Read more

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I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor ?

I've blood in my urine that causes strong urine odor ?

Blood in urnine: You need to see your doc ASAP. He/she will let you know what is happening and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can GI cancers cause strong urine odor?

Can GI cancers cause strong urine odor?

Not likely: That would be a new one i've never heard before. Things that commonly cause urine to smell include certain foods (asparagus and garlic) as well as infection. Also a fistula between the bladder and colon could cause this. See your doctor. ...Read more

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2 yr old daughter's urine has a strong odor. It doesn't really even smell like normal urine, it is difficult to describe. What could cause the odor?

2 yr old daughter's urine has a strong odor. It doesn't really even smell like normal urine, it is difficult to describe. What could cause the odor?

Drinking water?: Is she drinking enough fluids? Strong odor might be due to insufficient fluid intake. Urinary tract infection could be another possibility. Follow up with her doctor if strong odor persists. ...Read more

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Yellow/green vaginal discharge. No strong odor. Occasional cloudy light yellow urine. Symptoms caused by same culprit?

Yellow/green vaginal discharge. No strong odor. Occasional cloudy light yellow urine. Symptoms caused by same culprit?

Not likely: Vaginal infections are independent of urinary tract infections. The cloudy urine can be caused by contamination from vaginal discharge or be due to sedimentary chrystals in the urine. Your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you as it appears that you have a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Can replens cause a strong vaginal odor and strong urine smell?

Can replens cause a strong vaginal odor and strong urine smell?

Possible but...: Any chemical may carry its unique odor after mixing with natural vaginal fluid which even varies among individuals; it's of no exception for replens. So, to verify your concern, it's no harm to smell the area with using it or with using simple KY jelly or without using it so you can smell the difference and draw a conclusion. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day

Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day

Unlikely: Neither high calcium nor levo. Will cause foul odor. Most common cause of dark, strong urine is dehydration. You should be drinking minimum of 100 ounces of fluids/day or enough to keep urine color fairly clear, not only to help lower calcium but to prevent kidney stones . Other causes of foul urine are UTI and certain foods and meds. A urinalysis and culture can determine if UTI present. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder cause a strong smell in my urine?

Does gallbladder cause a strong smell in my urine?

Probably: Unrelated. Have your urine checked for infection, which is common cause of abnormal urine. ...Read more

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Can living in an environment of a strong cat urine smell environment cause health problems?

Can living in an environment of a strong cat urine smell environment cause health problems?

Unlikely : Hopefully cat is litter trained. Urine smell can be minimized by using a differenk kind of litter, ie scented clumping litter & remove clumps caused by urine on a daily basis. An other suggestion is place litter box on a porch, in another room or a closed closet floor & instill a cat door. ...Read more

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Urine sometimes has strong smell like Cheerios. Consume a lot of sugar but urine doesn't always have this smell. Any common causes?

Urine sometimes has strong smell like Cheerios. Consume a lot of sugar but urine doesn't always have this smell. Any common causes?

Nonspecific: This is a nonspecific symptom and if you still have concerns, your physician can order a urinalysis to ensure that there is no serious urinary pathology. ...Read more