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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Board Certified, Urology
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My urine smells stronger, what does that mean?

Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Board Certified, Urology
10 years in practice
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Smelly Urine (Definition)

Smelly urine may be associated with urinary tract infections, certain foods or medications, ...Read more


Dr. Raj Singh
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
6 years in practice
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Why is the right side of my pelvis hard nd my urine smells strong. What does that mean?

Dr. Raj Singh
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
6 years in practice
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Board Certified, Urology
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What does it mean when your urine smells like blood but with no blood?

Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Board Certified, Urology
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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What does it mean when your urine smells like fish?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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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Dr. Robert Donato
Board Certified, Urology
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What exactly does it mean when your urine smells like ammonia?

Dr. Robert Donato
Board Certified, Urology
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What does it mean when your urine smells strongly of ammonia?

Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
24 years in practice
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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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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Board Certified, Psychiatry
23 years in practice
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What does it mean when urine smells fishy?

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Board Certified, Psychiatry
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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My urine smells like wheat, what does this mean?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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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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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
7 years in practice
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I haven't eaten asparagus but my urine smells like it very strong in morning?

Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
7 years in practice
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Concentrated: This is the time of day when your urine is most concentrated. The reason for the smell could be dietary, could as be infection. See your physician forurinalysis. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ellis
Board Certified, Urology
54 years in practice
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What's it mean when urine smells like peppermint?

Dr. James Ellis
Board Certified, Urology
54 years in practice
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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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