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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Board Certified, Pharmacology
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Why does my pee smell like fish? Im so worried

Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Board Certified, Pharmacology
12 years in practice
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Why does my pee smell like fish? Im so worried

Fishy smelling urine: You should consult a physician. The smell could be the result of a urinary tract infection. Certain drugs and foods can also cause that smell. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Thomas Wright
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Why does my pee smell like fish?

Dr. Thomas Wright
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology
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Why does my pee smell like fish?

Possible infection: A fishy or amonia like smell could be sign of a urinary of vaginal infection. One of the most common infection that causes a fishy odor in pee is bacterial vaginosis ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Lane Childs
Board Certified, Urology
29 years in practice
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Raw vagina rash. Spread to inner butt. Wipe and grey/yellow/white/thin/dry clay on towel. Both itchy and doesn't smell like fish. Peeing also burns. ?

Dr. Lane Childs
Board Certified, Urology
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Raw vagina rash. Spread to inner butt. Wipe and grey/yellow/white/thin/dry clay on towel. Both itchy and doesn't smell like fish. Peeing also burns. ?

Infection: You clearly sound like you have infections, probably of both the bladder and possibly an external dermatitis as well. You need to see your doctor to determine your risk factors, causes and proper treatments. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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When i eat asparagus my pee smells like dirty gold fish water. Why?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
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When i eat asparagus my pee smells like dirty gold fish water. Why?

Inherited: About 40% of the population inherits an enzyme that converts a chemical in asparagus into an aromatic sulfur compound which has a strong smell. It is interesting but not harmful. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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My pee is clear no color, smells like ammonia and fish, burns,itching and going to the bathroom a lot at night, have chronic cystitis, also a virgin.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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My pee is clear no color, smells like ammonia and fish, burns,itching and going to the bathroom a lot at night, have chronic cystitis, also a virgin.

Need to see your: pediatrician and have a urinalysis done, and further testing. First see what comes out of the urinalysis in relation to your chronic cystitis. If there is bacteria found, it will have to be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Claudette Anderson
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I have a fish smell when I pee what can. That come from I have no STD ?

Dr. Claudette Anderson
Board Certified, Gynecology
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Bacterial vaginosis: This is an overgrowth of bacteria that the normal lactic acid in varna is not controlling.You need antibacterial cream per vagina for control of symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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My urine smelled like fish last week and now the smell is even worse, what could this be?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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My urine smelled like fish last week and now the smell is even worse, what could this be?

An Infection: Please medical evaluation promptly.

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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Board Certified, Urology
10 years in practice
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What causes urine to be cloudy and smell like fish?

Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Board Certified, Urology
10 years in practice
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What causes urine to be cloudy and smell like fish?

Possible UTI: Urinary tract infection can lead to cloudy foul smelling urine. See your primary doctor or urologist to have a urinalysis and urine culture to check for infection and to determine whether you need treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Why does my urine smell like fish. Then it goes away and comes back often?

Dr. William Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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Why does my urine smell like fish. Then it goes away and comes back often?

Asparagus?: There are not many things that give urine a specific odor. Infection may cause a bad odor. Some people have a specific odor or color to their urine after eating asparagus. Perhaps you are eating something occasionally that is causing your urine odor to change at times. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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Why does my urine smell like fish?

Dr. Joseph Woods
Board Certified, Pathology
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Why does my urine smell like fish?

Might be infection,,: If your urine smells like this you might want to see your doctor for a possible infection, particularly an acquired one like trichomonas, as this can produce a fish-like smell. You also might benefit from a urinalysis as you could also have high uric acid in your urine as well as high protein. Best of luck. ...Read more

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