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What Does It Mean When Your Babys Pee Smells
Possible infection.: Urine that is foul smelling can come from a bladder infection where bacteria grow in the urine. This is usually accompanied by pelvic pain and burning with urination. Certain foods that we eat, notably asparagus, can impart odor to the urine. If you have symptoms or the odor doesn't disappear, see your physician for a checkup and urinalysis. ...Read more
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
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
Not clear: If urine has a consistently odd odor, you should see md and have urinalysis and urine culture to ensure that it is normal. The urine is a mirror of the body's health; if there is too much sugar, or infection, or blood, it will become clear from these tests. Not clear what "butter" smell reflects, but ensure that there are no issues. ...Read more
Smelly dark urine: Dark urine is usually a sign of concentrated urine which MAY cause a foul odor. Without symptoms - I would simply increase your fluid intake (but NOT alcohol beverages) and see if that solves your issue. If you start to have frequency and pain you probably should see a doctor. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8wk old formula fed, whether 1 urination in diaper or a full diaper baby's pee smells...a concern? Or is that normal? Baby eats very well!
Any other symptoms?: And what does it smell like? Fishy? Mousy? Sweaty feet? Fruity? Just very strong? Odd urine odor may be caused by accumulation of smelly metabolic precursors or byproducts or possibly UTI with urea-splitting bacteria. In a healthy, asymptomatic, and thriving baby who is growing well, without fevers or vomiting, it's likely ok, but you should call your pediatrician so they can ask more questions. ...Read more
I've been having yellow discharge. And my pee smells I've been sexual active. I had a baby Feb and had a lot of stitches. Could that cause this?
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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