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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

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 on HOME ...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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Seven week old diaper and urine smells like ammonia.?

Seven week old diaper and urine smells like ammonia.?

Most likely normal: More common with cloth or re-useable diapers. ...Read more

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My 6 month old daughter has foul odor coming from her urine.... Her vagina also smells fishy. The urine smells like ammonia. She only drinks milk?

My 6 month old daughter has foul odor coming from her urine.... Her vagina also smells fishy. The urine smells like ammonia. She only drinks milk?

Possible UTI: This is frequently the only symptom of a urinary infection in babies so you need to get a urinalysis done. Her pediatrician or her/his nurse can apply a urine bag. Will need a catheterized or supra-pubic specimen for culture if positive. On the other hand, but less likely, smell might be from uninfected urine or vagina if she inadvertently pushed a little stool or something else up her vagina. ...Read more

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Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. Cause?

Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. Cause?

Possible UTI: Majority of UTIs are nitrite positive, however UTIs from so called "gram negative" bacteria such as enterococcus, staphylococcus, streptococcus are usually nitrite negative at urinalysis. These bacteria can be seen on microscopy & grown on bacterial culture. My advice is to get your urine cultured & have your primary care health provider prescribe some antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Urine smells like amonia why? My eyes are blurry at a distant skin is itchy always fatigued feet swollen 4 out of five days urinate at night a lot

Urine smells like amonia why? My eyes are blurry at a distant skin is itchy always fatigued feet swollen 4 out of five days urinate at night a lot

See commnt: Urine normally has ammoniacal odor
with all the other symtoms, what is holding you from seeking medical help
if you have no insurance, there are charity clinics thru churches, local health dept

it is difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing and examining you. ...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 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 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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My urine smells like poo what does that mean?

My urine smells like poo what does that mean?

Have urine tested: If urine doesn't smell right. Go to your doctor and have it tested. Urine is normally sterile and doesn't have a particular odor. ...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 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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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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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 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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What happens when your urine smells like salt?

What happens when your urine smells like salt?

Urine odor: Urine that smells like salt is likely a urea smell; this indicates concentrated urine and dietary protein. Some other foods will give a urine odor. Drink more water ...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

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Urine smells like the food I ate, why?

Urine smells like the food I ate, why?

Not uncommon: Depending on the food you ate, it's not uncommon that urine odor would reflect this. Your body has to process food into breakdown products so you can let go of the waste through urine and feces. If you've ever eaten asparagus, you would know urine can smell like asparagus. Make sure you drink plenty of fresh water and this aroma should dissipate. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smells like medicine?

Why does my urine smells like medicine?

It could be from: The medicines or vitamins you've been taking. Check out these links. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Healthline. Com/health/urine-odor. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/depression/default. Htm.. . .. http://www. Theinterviewwithgod. Com/popup-frame. Html. ...Read more

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Why does normal urine smells like nutty?

Why does normal urine smells like nutty?

See my remaks: As a Urologist who has had the occasion to smell urine
more than a thousand times, I hven't smelled a nutty on. But what is the urine?
It is the byproduct of what we eat and drink.
If you eat a lot of garlic, the urine MAY have a garlic odor. Some people may have a discernible sense of smell, hence can notice /pick-up any variation in color of smell of urine.
Nothing to worry about ...Read more

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My urine smells like a sewer but I'm not having any symptoms and my urine is clear what could it be?

Urine or vaginal?: Strong smelling urine usually isn't abnormal, generally due to eating strongly flavored foods. If so, it should improve with diet change and drinking lots of fluids. If it still continues, you might have a urinary tract infection. Also, are you sure the odor isn't vaginal? If so, you could have bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. See your doctor if symptoms continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Urine smells like gasoline and is brown?

Urine smells like gasoline and is brown?

Get tested: May be as simple as concentrated urine due to inadequate fluids. However this can be indicator of infection, hemolysis or liver disease. Please see your clinician and get your urine evaluated. ...Read more

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When you're urine smells like mildew kinda.

When you're urine smells like mildew kinda.

Suggest urinalysis: Symptom could be from urinary infection. Thus best to have your urine checked ...Read more

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My urine smells like boiled carrots and has for a month why?

My urine smells like boiled carrots and has for a month why?

Urine odor: If urine has strong odor, is darker in color, looks hazy, may have urinary tract infection & may not be drinking enough fluids. Try drinking 6-8 glasses of water or cranberry juice a day. If urinating is painful or burns, see pcp/gyn to be checked for uti. Some foods (like asparagus) can also give urine strong/strange odor. Have it checked. ...Read more

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My husband urine smells like popcorn. Should I be concerned?

See answer: Urine odor can depend of many things including hydration level, food or medication, infection or even systemic illness. It alone is uncommonly a cause for concern in the absence of any other symptoms or signs. A checkup and urinalysis would help determine if there is an abnormality, but it is unlikely to be a sign of disease. ...Read more

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My urine smells like protein, is it bad?

Not normal: If you do have excess proteins in your urine
you need to get checked. This can be from benign reasons, but you need a urinalysis. ...Read more

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My urine smells like tuna fish, what's wrong?

Infection: If sexually related consider trichomonas or gardnerella.
needs full evaluation and abx ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my urine smells like pepper?

Should I be worried if my urine smells like pepper?

Urine odor: Would not worry about this unless you are having symptoms in association with this new odor. This is probably due to something you have eaten. ...Read more

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Urine smells like coffee after drinking coffee? Normal?

Urine: Yes. Caffeine has a distinctive chemical odor. Caffeine is excreted by the kidneys into the urine, chemically unchanged. ...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