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Why does my urine have a bad oder?

Why does my urine have a bad oder?

Urine odor: I agree with dr. Haddad; but caution that certain foods (eg asparagus) can cause urinary "odor", as well as dehydration. ...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


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Why does my urine sometimes have a strong onion odor?

Why does my urine sometimes have a strong onion odor?

Urine odor: Urine odor is usually due to something you have had to eat. For instance many people right after the have asparagus have a strong odor to their urine. ...Read more

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I have no pain or burning and my ursine is clear why does it have an odor?

I have no pain or burning and my ursine is clear  why does it have an odor?

Urine odor: It is normal for urine to have an odor and will vary depending on what you have eaten. If you do not have any other symptoms, i would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Why do I have a fishy smell in my vagina, does this mean i can have an std? I also have a bit of discharge

Why do I have a fishy smell in my vagina, does this mean i can have an std? I also have a bit of discharge

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However, you may have a sexually transmitted disease. This is of course more likely if you have unprotected sex. Normal vaginal secretions are clear or white. They can also look yellowish or tan. They normally are not malodorous. Do you have any vaginal irritation or redness? I think it would be helpful to have this checked by your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have discharge and an odor out of my ear?

What does it mean if I have discharge and an odor out of my ear?

Wax versus infection: A discharge from the ear canal is usually not normal unless it is liquid type of cerumen (wax). The most likely source of a foul smelling discharge is called otitis externa, an infection of the ear canal skin. More uncommon is a true middle ear infection with a perforated ear drum. This problem needs a diagnosis from an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my urine have an oily sheen?

Why does my urine have an oily sheen?

It could be from: The fatty foods or medicines u take, not enough water intake, kidney problems etc. See your dr for any concerns. ...Read more

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My urine has a bad odor smell what can I do or take?

My urine has a bad odor smell what can I do or take?

Hydration: It could be something you ate (asparagus?), dehydration or an infection. Increase your fluid intake. If the symptoms don't improve or if you start having pain, fever...See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my period have such a strong odor?

Why does my period have such a strong odor?

Possible infection: You may have a vaginal infection. Suggest you see a health care provider for an examination. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina have such a strong odor?

Why does my vagina have such a strong odor?

High vaginal ph: A mixture of bacteria that live at a higher ph cause this; see your gyn for help. Over the counter rephresh can help temporarily. ...Read more

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Why does my period blood have such a foul smell?

Why does my period blood have such a foul smell?

Old blood: Every women is different, but in effect, the blood from the period is kept inside the vagina, almost like a baking oven, and it can be malodorous, which is common. Some women prefer douches, which come in several aromatic brands to help combat the smell. Discuss with your gyn the best vaginal cleaning remedies for you regarding the smell. ...Read more

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Why does my yeast infection have an odor? Is this normal?

Why does my yeast infection have an odor? Is this normal?

If malodorous: it might not be a yeast infection. Yeast usually has no odor (or occasionally a mild odor). ...Read more

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What does it mean if i sometimes have foul smelling urine and pain during urination ?

What does it mean if i sometimes have foul smelling urine and pain during urination ?

UTI: It means you have a infection, probably urinary tract. See a doctor, have the urine cultured and start antibiotics. An std is also very possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a varginal discharge with an awful smell?

What does it mean when you get a varginal discharge with an awful smell?

It means that you: Most likely have an infection. Please either see your gynecologist or an std clinic for eval. Take care. ...Read more

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Does it mean I have diabetes if my breath smells like urine?

Does it mean I have diabetes if my breath smells like urine?

Possible: It's possible but this is not a reliable way to diagnose diabetes. I recommend seeing your doctor and get a blood test done to figure this out the correct way. ...Read more

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Hi, am having vaginal discharge, it's whitish and milky, it does not smell and tests done said I do not have an infection. Is this normal ?

Hi, am having vaginal discharge, it's whitish and milky, it does not smell and tests done said I do not have an infection. Is this normal ?

Yes: I have come across many women with thin whitish discharge. I would be concerned with cheesy discharge, yellow-green discharge, foul smelling discharge, or bloody discharge. ...Read more

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