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Why Does My Urine Smell Like Penicillin
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
Smelly urine is suggestive, not indicative for UTI, and usually results from concentrated urine, from what foods consumed, from infection / inflammation, etc. To verify it, do complete urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/myths-UTI.html & other articles in the categories in Urinary Tract Infection-UTI & Urination Trouble ...Read more
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
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, to http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor can evaluate: A person who smells an unusual aroma in her urine can see her primary care doctor to check if there is a problem. The doctor may refer to a urologist or nephrologist if needed. Not sure about beef aromas (raw? Cooked?), but sometimes foods, medications, illnesses, etc... May cause unusual urine aromas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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