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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 smell like cheerios?

Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Urine test: Please get a urine test. Your doctor can evaluate- I hope your blood sugar level is ok. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell Like lemons?

Why does my urine smell Like lemons?

Probably okay...: Urine smell alone is usually indicative of something wrong as long as having normal urinalysis from a properly collected fresh urine and being fine in voiding, but maybe reflecting what you consume, like foods or supplement. If you like to explore more on UTI & urinalysis, welcome to peruse articles in http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. For daily issues, too http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like sulphur?

Why does my urine smell like sulphur?

Unclear: Foods (for example asparagus) or medications can do this. However, best to have urine evaluated if you don't have a recently new medication or diet explanation. Do you have burning, or urinary frequency? Either way, if persists, should see md and have urinalysis and urine culture to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like fish?

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 an 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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Why does my urine smell like ammonia?

Why does my urine smell like ammonia?

AMMONIA: Could simply be a concentration issue. Work on drinking enough to make 1.5-2 l urine/day if your heart and kidneys can tolerate that much input. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like a ripe mango?

Why does my urine smell like a ripe mango?

Different things: There are different possibilities. It could be something you ate or a medication you are taking. That would include vitamins and supplements. A urine or vaginal infection usually has a different smell than what you are describing. Food odors should resolve in a day or so after you change your intake. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like coffee after drinking 1 cup of coffee?

Why does my urine smell like coffee after drinking 1 cup of coffee?

Caffeine: Caffeine is excreted in the urine unchanged chemically. If you can smell the caffeine after only one cup, it might also suggest you are not well hydrated, hence your urine is more concentrated then is optimal. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like fish. Then it goes away and comes back often?

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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Why does my urine smell like pretzels I haven't eaten any yeast today or yesterday?

Why does my urine smell like pretzels I haven't eaten any yeast today or yesterday?

Drink more: It could be concentrated urine drink a lot of water and stay hydrated stay away from sodas pop and energy drink ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like metal?

Why does my urine smell like metal?

Check what you ate: Usually it is due to food intake. For instance, asparagus could change smell of urine among other reasons like onion and garlic. Also, some medicines cause urine smell change like penicillin. Explore more the details of your intake. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like butter?

Why does my urine smell like butter?

Diet: It is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat — some foods causes very distinct odors! There are specific medical conditions that can cause changes in the odor of urine (for example, diabetics out of control will have an odor of ketones in their urine). I don't know of any medical condition causing the odor of butter in urine. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like onions?

Can be diet, etc..: This might be due to diet like from eating vegetables like asparagus, or it can be from a medical condition like diabetes which can cause a fruity odor in the breath and urine from ketone production. It may also be nonspecific. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like burnt rubber?

Why does my urine smell like burnt rubber?

Food?: Strange smells in urine can be heralds of utis, but only when associated with symptoms. If it is just the smell, it may be something you ate; some people associate the smell of urine after asparagus with burnt rubber. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like the food I have eaten?

Why does my urine smell like the food I have eaten?

Amino acids: Certain foods, especially broccoli and asparagus, contain Amino Acids that are processed quickly and appear in the urine... Smelling. You have a very sensitive nose if everything you eat smells in your urine. It is a normal body function... Sometimes a UTI can smell like broccoli when you have had none... Int hat case be seen and checked. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like skunk?

Why does my urine smell like skunk?

R/O UTI: Bacterial urinary infections can cause malodorous urine. You need and exam labs UAC&S and discussion of treatment options ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like blood?

Why does my urine smell like blood?

Blood urine?: Ny change in color?. Any other symptoms while urinating?. Any medications?. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like rotten eggs?

Why does my urine smell like rotten eggs?

Maybe sulfites: Foul smelling urine is a sign worth investigating. Urine that smells like rotten eggs may indicate excretion of sulfites in the urine. This may be related to diet as many foods contain sulfites — red wine, juices, molasses, and many prepared foods. Abnormal smelling urine may be due to infection or other causes. See your doctor, who will check your urine and help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like iron or metal?

Why does my urine smell like iron or metal?

May be infected: I can't be certain but it may be infected. You can ask your physicians to check the urine and get a urine culture. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like eggs in the morning?

Why does my urine smell like eggs in the morning?

Not a disease: Do you have eggs at dinner? In any case it is not a health issue. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like its poisinous? Its orange as well?

Why does my urine smell like its poisinous? Its orange as well?

Urine color and odor: Urine is colored by bilirubin metabolism — the color is typically yellow; orange urine suggests another substance from your diet or from vitamin supplements; odor suggests high ammonia — are you eating large amounts of meat? This can make urine smell; ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more