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My urine is very dark n has an odd odor. Wat could this mean?

My urine is very dark n has an odd odor. Wat could this mean?

Dehydration: Most likely you are dehydrated following your dental procedure as concentrated urine can be very dark and penicillin can make your urine smell odd. Drink plenty of fluids and if it persists see your doctor for a urine dipstick. ...Read more

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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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My urine has a very strong odor, all throughout the day. I drink 3x if not.More the amount of water they sat you should drink per day, but.Its still so strong. What could this possibly.Mean?

My urine has a very strong odor, all throughout the day. I drink 3x if not.More the amount of water they sat you should drink per day, but.Its still so strong. What could this possibly.Mean?

Hard to know: Without smelling it, impossible to say. Urine odor is often dependent upon what you have eaten. Ever smell urine after eating asparagus? It probably means nothing at all but if it continues to worry you, go see your family doctor and get examined. ...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 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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Umm wht does it mean if my urine has a foul smell and is cloudy?

Umm wht does it mean if my urine has a foul  smell and is cloudy?

Infection: You could be having a urinary tract infection (uti). You should have a culture of the urine and if positive for UTI you may need treatment. ...Read more

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Hello I don't understand why my urine have strong smell to it. What that means?

Hello I don't understand why my urine have strong smell to it. What that means?

UTI?: It coould be a sign of infection and if indeed this is the case it should be cultured and obtain sensitivities. Treatment will depend on the culture. Some patients can have foul odor to the urine for other reasons, including vegetable consumption (i.e. Asparagus). ...Read more

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Does it mean anything if my urine has a pungent smell and I have been having giddy spells for 3 days.

Does it mean anything if my urine has a pungent smell and I have been having giddy spells for 3 days.

See doctor: You could have anything from an infection or perhaps you've been taking a new medication for something else and its penetrance into urine is responsible for the smell while the medication's effects or side effects could be making you feel giddy. Please write me if you've more questions at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more