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Smelly Urine (Definition)

Smelly urine is suggestive, not indicative for UTI, and usually results from concentrated urine, from what foods consumed, from infection / inflammation, etc. To verify it, do complete urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/myths-UTI.html & other articles in the categories in Urinary Tract Infection-UTI & Urination Trouble ...Read more


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My urine smells like poo what does that mean?

My urine smells like poo what does that mean?

Have urine tested: If urine doesnt smell right. Go to your doctor and have it tested. Urine is normally sterile and doesnt have a particular odor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine smells like fish?

What does it mean when your urine smells like fish?

Vaginitis: It can be difficult to tell if a 'fishy' smell is coming from urine or the vagina it is usually related to vaginal infections (trichomoniasis, gardnerella, or bacterial vaginosis). If a man has a fishy smell his urine he may have gotten a bacterial infection from a woman he had sex with. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine smells strongly of ammonia?

High protein intake: The kidney excretes acid by producing ammonia which traps the acid in urine. Most people eat 1mosm/kg per day of acid in the form of protein ( amino acids). Therefore when eating a high protein diet or having a concentrated urine it can smell like ammonia. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your urine smells like ammonia?

What exactly does it mean when your urine smells like ammonia?

Infection Possibly: Strong urine odors can arise from foods, medications, alterations in your metabolism or infection. An ammoniac smell to the urine can occur with dehydration. However, there are certain bacteria that can create a similar pungent smell. If the odor is associated with urinary symptoms such as urgency, frequency and burning, it would be best to have the urine checked for infection. ...Read more

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My urine smells stronger, what does that mean?

My urine smells stronger, what does that mean?

Many possibilities: Urine smelling stronger could be the product of food or drink (asparagus for example lead to increased urine odor), hydration, or urine infection. If this persists you will need to see your doctor to have a urinalysis and urine culture and examination. ...Read more

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My urine smells like wheat, what does this mean?

My urine smells like wheat, what does this mean?

Here are some ...: Urine odor and sense of smell are personally unique, reflecting what you consume - foods, drinks, drugs, supplements, etc. and how you perceive. It's okay to smell "offensive" as long as being comfortable in voiding and normal in complete urinalysis with properly collected urine specimen. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What's it mean when urine smells like peppermint?

What's it mean when urine smells like peppermint?

You need a urinalysi: Many things can cause an odor in the urine. I a urinalysis is normal, then there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you urine smells like bacon?

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What does it mean if you urine smells like bacon?

May be nothing: It may be nothing, and just a consequence of excreting a metabolite of something you ate the night before. Concentrated urine sometimes will have peculiar smells. Lastly, it could be a sign of a chronic infection, but this is somewhat hard to say without actually knowing what it smells like. See your doctor for a urinalysis if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my urine smells like popcorn?

What does it mean if my urine smells like popcorn?

Depends what you: The smell of urine is due to what you eat. Have you eaten popcorn recently? You can see your physician to see if there are other issues. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine smells like plastic?

What does it mean if your urine smells like plastic?

Doctor can evaluate: Haven't heard of a disease that makes urine smell like plastic, but a primary care doctor can evaluate and get all the patient's details. Referral to a urologist or a nephrologist can be done if needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

What does it mean if my infant's urine smells really bad?

Possible infection: If your baby has a very strong odor to the urine, contact your pediatrician. This could be a sign of a urinary tract problem and might be serious. Watch for signs of fever, irritability, or pain. Keep the baby well hydrated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine smells like blood but with no blood?

What does it mean when your urine smells like blood but with no blood?

How does blood smell: Not sure how blood smells. You could have your doctor do a urinalysis and see if there is microscopic (blood you can't see) in it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when urine smells like medicine or acid but I'm not taking any medicine or vitamins?

What does it mean when urine smells like medicine or acid but I'm not taking any medicine or vitamins?

Foods eaten can do: it so try different foods and drinks , drink more water , but some genetic abnormalities can do it too , see urologist or nephrologist for testing ...Read more

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What does it mean when urine smells fishy?

What does it mean when urine smells fishy?

Different reasons: Certain foods (asparagus -too many-) or bacterial infections may produce bad smell in urine. A urinalysis may help clarify this. ...Read more

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Why is the right side of my pelvis hard nd my urine smells strong. What does that mean?

Why is the right side of my pelvis hard nd my urine smells strong. What does that mean?

Bladder Infection: The symptoms of discomfort in the pelvic area with foul smelling urine can mean a urinary tract infection. Simple urine test can confirm this diagnosis. Please make appointment to see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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My urine smells sweet and seems sticky.. I am also not sweating right when i work out.. It's more of a clammy cold-ish sweat.. What could this mean?

My urine smells sweet and seems sticky.. I am also not sweating right when i work out.. It's more of a clammy cold-ish sweat.. What could this mean?

So simple: A simple dipstick test of your urine (in your doctor's office) can instantly determine if your urine is normal. Reduced perspiration when working out is indicative of dehydration. Rarely, there is a more serious issue: see http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/anhidrosis/ds01050. ...Read more

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'my urine smells like the food i eat?

'my urine smells like the food i eat?

Fairly normal: This is not unusual, especially for some foods like asparagus. Increase your water intake, and urine will be less concentrated and smelly. You may still be able to smell certain foods after you've eaten them, though. ...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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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more