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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

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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What does it mean when your urine is a amber colour?

What does it mean when your urine  is a  amber colour?

Get it checked: Usually indicates bleeding within the urinary tract due to infection or some other problem; or spilling of hemoglobin (for example, if there is a problem causing red blood cell destruction in the blood stream) or myoglobin (extreme exercise and muscle break-down, for example). Some foods (beets, fava beans, blackberries, rhubarb) and medications can cause as well. ...Read more

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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 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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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 a girl urinates blood?

What does it mean when a girl urinates blood?

Different things: It could be blood from her period that is washing out. It could be a bladder infection. It could be a kidney problem. It could be a kidney stone. It could be something red she ate. You should have her checked to see which it is. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pee is literally orange?

What does it mean when your pee is literally orange?

Medications: Certain medications (pyridium, rifampin) can turn your urine orange color. Dark discoloration of the urine can also be a sign of dehydration or could represent blood in the urine. If increasing fluids does not clear it up, would seek medical attention with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pee smells very strong?

What does it mean when your pee smells very  strong?

Dehydrated or UTI: If you get dehydrated, your body's response is to concentrate your urine more in to preserve water. This can make it smell strong. Drinking more water will reverse it. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can also change the odor. You may also have burning or pain, frequent urges, fever, or back pain with a uti. If drinking more doesn't help and you have any of these symptoms, get urine checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine smell A rotten egg?

What does it mean when your urine smell A rotten egg?

Need urinalysis: Can mean infection but there are some other causes. An examination by a doctor and a test of your urine would be a very good way to sort out what is going on. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a man is urinating blood?

What exactly does it mean when a man is urinating blood?

Infection: At your age usually infection but you need to be checked and make sure not tumor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is a red colour male?

What does it mean when your urine is a red colour male?

Urine: Red urine usually implies blood. Some foods also give red urine for example beetroot. Blood in the urine is not common so you should have this checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person poop is slightly white and chalky?

What does it mean when a person poop is slightly white and chalky?

Any other symptoms?: White pale stool may reflect a significant biliary obstruction or profound liver disease (often with accompanying jaundice). Or the white may be just a coating of mucus (a colon lubricant) which when present in large volume may signal problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), partial obstruction, infection, and even sloughed colon lining due to a variety of diseases. Get checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pee smells strong?

What does it mean when your pee smells strong?

Usually nothing: If it's concentrated, the odors of things you've eaten are likely to be detectable. Some folks can make their urine smell like skunk be eating asparagus. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you poo a lot of watery substance?

What does it mean when you poo a lot of watery substance?

Diarrhea: Liquid stool (poo) or diarrhea is caused by several conditions including viruses or other intestinal ailments. Viruses are usually self limiting and will resolve, if your diarrhea persists, then see a dr. For an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when semen is a yellowish-brownish colour?

What does it mean when semen is a yellowish-brownish colour?

Semen is normally: a whitish-gray color. Changes in appearance of semen might be temporary and not a health concern. Yellowish color may suggest an abnormally high number of white blood cells suggesting infection. A brownish color may suggest bleeding, possibly from prostate or seminal vesicle bleeding or inflammation. OK to observe for a few days; if persists up to 2 weeks, consult a Urologist. Stay well:) ...Read more

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What does it mean when a toddlers poop is green?

What does it mean when a toddlers poop is green?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pee stinks?

What does it mean when your pee stinks?

What else: Foul smelling urine by itself may not mean much but if associated with frequent urination, burning, back pain, or fever. It may suggest a urinary tract infection. ...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