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Dr. Jordan Rush
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My liver enzymes atl is 1600 stl 625 strong urine smell does this mean im in trouble?

My liver enzymes atl is 1600 stl 625 strong urine smell does this mean im in trouble?

Liver tests: Why are your liver tests elevated. Are they rising or improving? Is your bilirubin elevated. Fevers? These are important factors. ...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


Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Why does my urine smell very strong sometimes?

Why does my urine smell very strong sometimes?

Diet, dehydration: Your diet can significantly affect the smell of your urine. Dehydration can cause your body to retain fluids so you don't get lightheaded and dizzy and is significantly darkens the color of your urine. Drink more fluids and see if this resolves the problem. There is of course other more serious problems they can lead to the above symptoms, see your physician if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Can living in an environment of a strong cat urine smell environment cause health problems?

Can living in an environment of a strong cat urine smell environment cause health problems?

Unlikely : Hopefully cat is litter trained. Urine smell can be minimized by using a differenk kind of litter, ie scented clumping litter & remove clumps caused by urine on a daily basis. An other suggestion is place litter box on a porch, in another room or a closed closet floor & instill a cat door. ...Read more

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Dr. John Tillett
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Why does my urine smell so strong and sometomes like amonea?

It depends: Urine odor can be affected by how hydrated you are (how much you're drinking), and foods that you eat (e.g. Asparagus). Medical conditions can also affect it, such as infection. If you drink more water and it doesn't go away, or if you have other symptoms like fever, burning, or frequency, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Chinn
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Why does urine smell after drinking strong alcohol heavily?

Diuretic: Alcohal is a potent diuretic resulting in frequent urination and dehydration - the best prevention is adequate fluid replenishment: every alcohalic beverage is best accompanied and followed with non-alcohalic fluid. If your urine appears heavy or dark yellow ("amber"), you're probably "dehydrated.". ...Read more

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