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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 penicillin when I'm not taking penicillin? Also, I've been feeling very tired lately.

Why does my urine smell like penicillin when I'm not taking penicillin? Also, I've been feeling very tired lately.

Maybe sweet urine?: The odor and color urine can change from day to day depending on the type and amount of foods and fluid you consume. Urinary tract infections do that as well, but often with burning/urgency etc... Diabetes mellitus (sweet urine) is named because the scientist tasted the urine of diabetic finding the sweet taste back in 6th century. I would recommend getting your urine checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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What reason would urine smell like penicillin?

What reason would urine smell like penicillin?

Ultra-filtrate: Your urine is an ultra-filtrate of your blood. If you urine has a chemical smell or smells like penicillin it is because your kidneys are removing that chemical from your blood and releasing it into your urine. In wwii we didn't have enough penicillin and we would use the penicillin released in the urine of one patient to treat the next patient, . ...Read more

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Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell. ...Read more

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I had penicillin for an abscess over a month ago and my urine still smells of it.

I had penicillin for an abscess over a month ago and my urine still smells of it.

Urine odor: Usually urine smell is more annoying than indicative of any medical problem. Certain foods especially Asparagus cause the urine to have an odor. Drink lots of water this helps to dilute the urine. Less concentrated urine does not smell. ...Read more

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I am on penicillin 2000mg for tonsillitis. It's now my fourth day on them and I can smell it in my urine, is this normal?

I am on penicillin 2000mg for tonsillitis. It's now my fourth day on them and I can smell it in my urine, is this normal?

Entirely normal: Penicillin and related drugs (ampicillin, amoxicillin, and others) have a characteristic strong odor, and are excreted in the urine. Therefore, strong urine odor is normal when taking penicillin. No problem, nothing to worry about. But if you remain concerned, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burping, mucus in stool and abnormal urine stream. My burps taste minty and my urine smells like penicillin. I am not taking penicillin, what could cause these abnormalities.?

I am experiencing burping, mucus in stool and abnormal urine stream. My burps taste minty and my urine smells like penicillin. I am not taking penicillin, what could cause these abnormalities.?

See a doctor: Most likely no single health problem is causing all these symptoms. Strong urine odor usually means dehydration, i.e. not taking in enough fluids. Other symptoms may be irritable bowel syndrome. Best to see a doctor and stop trying to figure it out on your own or through online resources. Good luck! ...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 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 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, to 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 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?

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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Why does my urine smell like chalk. Haven't been taking any type of medication?

Why does my urine smell like chalk. Haven't been taking any type of medication?

Most urine: Odors are not from medications. They are from DIETARY INTAKE! In any case CONCENTRATED urine has a more powerful odor and I suggest that you should INCREASE YOUR FLUID INTAKE!!!!!!!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...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?

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