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Why Does My Pee Suddenly Smell So Strongly
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
Why does my body odor smell strongly, like cat pee? I do prespire more than the average person but don't even exercise regularly. My norm odor is bad!
Suddenly started to smell my "asparagus pee" after years of never detecting it. Implies some change. Ideas?
Blood: You are likely smelling a slight discharge of blood when you are urinating from your vagina during your period. Nothing to be concerned with unless you are experiencing burning with urination and thus then it may be a smell from your urine and possible urinary tract infection for which you should see your physician and get tested and treated. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection, etc.: Depending on your age/health situation, there may be drugs or other conditions that can affect urine. If there is a bad smell, it might mean something else is going on and a more serious disese might have to be ruled out. Infections, like trichomonas vaginalis can cause bad smelling urine, and other infections, like chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Why does my pee smell bad? I have no pain anywhere. It has been like this for weeks so I know its not something I ate.
Unclear but: Need to evaluate your diet or medication intake if there is some that you are doing for the last weeks. A trial of adjusting your diet or reviewing meds with your doc may be helpful. Alternatively, even if you have no pain, you may have urinary tract infection although not common to present this way. A urinalysis may be warranted. This is especially important if urine is cloudy. ...Read more
Here are some ...: The character of personal smelling ability is unique. Most reliable thing to identify is personal repetitive experience. So, just watch to observe if corn-smell may recur after what you may consume. Such smell carries no clinical importance as long as feeling comfortable in peeing and having normal urinalysis from properly collected fresh urine. ...Read more
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