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Urine smelling very strong. Does this mean anything?

Urine smelling very strong. Does this mean anything?

UTI or concentrated: Urine with a UTI can be foul smelling, somtimes like "rotten fish". Concentrated urine, if you have not taken in much fluid or have been perspiring a lot, can have a strong smell. Thirdly some foods such as asparagus can cause urine to smell strongly. ...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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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 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 does sweet smell of urine indicate?

What does sweet smell of urine indicate?

Diabetes: You need to see your family doctor and be tested for diabetes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your uris smells strong and is dark?

What does it mean when your uris smells strong and is dark?

Not drinking enough: Dark urine is usually concentrated because your not drinking enough. Blood can darken the urine, so can bilirubin. Both can be easily checked on a urine dipstick test. ...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 doesnt smell right. Go to your doctor and have it tested. Urine is normally sterile and doesnt have a particular odor. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder cause a strong smell in my urine?

Does gallbladder cause a strong smell in my urine?

Probably: Unrelated. Have your urine checked for infection, which is common cause of abnormal urine. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell of sulphur?

Why does my urine smell of sulphur?

R/O UTI: Bacterial urinary infectionscan cause malodorous urine. You need and exam labs UAC&S and discussion of treatment options ...Read more

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What does trace mean in urine tyest?

What does trace mean in urine tyest?

Trace = small amount: The term trace in urinalysis means a small amount. In technical terms, for example, protein trace in urine is the equivalent of about 10 mg/100 ml is gives a slightly hazy appearance to the urine. ...Read more

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What does "occasional bacteria" mean in a urinalysis?

What does "occasional bacteria" mean in a urinalysis?

Usually nothing: It is basically impossible to keep a few bacteria from finding their way into a specimen. ...Read more

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What does a lot of bacteria in urine mean ?

What does a lot of bacteria in urine mean ?

Urine bacteria: If the urine was collected correctly, bacteria in the urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection (uti). Urine is sterile and if there are bacteria in it, you will need to have a culture sent off to find out what antibiotic can kill the bacterium that is causing your uti. ...Read more

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What does it mean blood in urine and stool?

What does it mean blood in urine and stool?

Blood: This issues can be signs of major issues please see your doc for a formal eval. ...Read more

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I have color urine yellowish mostly in the afternoon .What does this imply?

I have color urine yellowish mostly in the afternoon .What does this imply?

Dehydration: You may need to drink more water to make your urine more dilute. If you are taking vitamins, some of them will make your urine quite yellow however. B vitamins in particular do this. ...Read more

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What exactly does blood in a toddlers urine mean?

What exactly does blood in a toddlers urine mean?

Needs evaluation...: Blood in the urine of a toddler could have a number of causes ranging from a urinary tract infection to kidney problems (inflammation or infection). There are also rarer causes, but regardless, whatever is causing it needs to be figured out so that proper treatment can begin. ...Read more

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2 yr old daughter's urine has a strong odor. It doesn't really even smell like normal urine, it is difficult to describe. What could cause the odor?

2 yr old daughter's urine has a strong odor. It doesn't really even smell like normal urine, it is difficult to describe. What could cause the odor?

Drinking water?: Is she drinking enough fluids? Strong odor might be due to insufficient fluid intake. Urinary tract infection could be another possibility. Follow up with her doctor if strong odor persists. ...Read more

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What does a unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

What does a unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

Tests: This test is used to measure the metabolism of nitrogen containing substances in the urine by bacteria which may be causing infection. It is generally a worthless test with numerous false positive values and some false negative values. Tests, taken by themselves, out of the context of clinical signs and symptoms, seldom are of any value and can be confusing. ...Read more

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What does amoeba in urine indicate?

What does amoeba in urine indicate?

Complex Answer: Essentially a pathogen can thrive in the urinary tract (via the amoeba) for quite a few different reasons (for example, from a kidney abcess). Without a clinical correlation to these findings - it doesn't mean much. However, it is of concern because amoebae can harbor many different types of pathogens. Attached is a great article which should help: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC274 ...Read more

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What exactly does having large leukocytes in urine mean?

What exactly does having large leukocytes in urine mean?

UTI, blockage : Leucocytes (wbcs) in urine most commonly suggest kidney or bladder infection bacterial or fungal , urinary blockage congenital or otherwise, not uncommon & benign in pregnancy, following surgical reconstruction, enlargement, repair or repalcement of bladder, urinary retention, catheter or foreign body in bladder, kidney or ureter. Sexual intercourse with subsequent cystitis or urethritis. ...Read more