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What Makes Your Pee Smell Sweet
A common concern...: Some smell in urine is naturally expected and personally unique reflecting dietary intake and urine concentration. Also, note: all urine will smell strong after exposing to air for 30+ minutes. To minimize such smell, just dry the genital area with tissue to soak away the "last" drops around vaginal opening, especially in obese persons. So, it's ok as long as being free of uti. Best wish... ...Read more
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
Get a urinalysis.: Sweet smelling urine could mean you are spilling glucose (sugar) into your urine. This can be a sign of diabetes. Other symptoms can be excessive thirst, excessive hunger, and excessive urination. I honestly haven't heard the complaint of "sweet smelling pee" often - but it's worth getting checked to make sure it's not a warning signal for something serious. Good luck. ...Read more
Rare diabetes: There are rare reports of increased blood sugar, and hence urine sugar. I am not sure if people can really detect that by smell, but if you are concerned, you doctor should test your urine for sugar, and if present, check blood tests and consider altering the dose or discontinuing Chantix and using another form of smoking cessation treatment. ...Read more
My urine for weeks now is sweet smell, cloudy, I need to go to the restroom a lot and sometime I have a weird feeling when I pee(numbness)?
It is time: to see a medical provider to have a urinary tract infection ruled out. Take care. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: There have been a tiny number (0.03%) of people who were put on Chantix who developed glycosuria, or excessive sugar in urine. It is not clear whether it was the cause or not. Your doctor needs to test your urine to see if that is the case, and if you do have sugar in urine, to check your blood sugar. ...Read more
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