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Why does my urine sometimes smell?

Why does my urine sometimes smell?

Dehydration: When you haven't been drinking enough fluids, your urine can become dark yellow and concentrated. That may cause it to have a strong smell. Certain foods can also contribute to this, the most notable of these is asparagus. B vitamin supplements can do it, as well, and these are found in large amounts in green vegetables and meats. People with kidney damage get foamy urine from protein in urine. ...Read more

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 smell like kerosene?

Why does my urine sometimes smell like kerosene?

Urine smell: Unpleasant odors in the urine can be a sign of urine infection. A urine dipstick test can check for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Why would urine have a musty smell?

Why would urine have a musty smell?

Not sure, but...: Not sure about urine smelling musty. Urine can smell stronger (more ammonia / urea odor) if one isn't drinking enough water. It can smell like ketones during fasting or certain medical problems. Some foods give urine odd aromas, such as after eating asparagus. A primary care doctor can evaluate if one keeps having such aroma symptoms, to rule out a urine infection, and look for other causes. ...Read more

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My urine is hot and has a strong smell?

My urine is hot and has a strong smell?

Strong urine odor...: ...usually doesn't mean anything important -- mostly related to what you eat and fluid intake. I'm not sure how to interpret "hot" urine. If it just feels warm as you pass urine, plus odor and maybe darker color, just drink more fluids which might clear it up. If painful or "burning" to pass urine, and/or urgent or small volumes, possible urinary tract infection. If so, see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Why does the urine sometimes smell sour?

Why does the urine sometimes smell sour?

Sour like vinegar?: Haven't heard of urine smelling sour like vinegar. Urine can smell stronger (more ammonia / urea odor) if one isn't drinking enough water. It can smell like ketones during fasting or certain medical problems. Some foods give urine odd aromas, such as after eating asparagus. A primary care doctor can evaluate if one keeps having such aroma symptoms, to rule out urine infection, and look for causes. ...Read more

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My urine as a strong smell a dark in colour?

My urine as a strong smell a dark in colour?

Are you dehydrated?: The most common thing is - not drinking enough water, if you are well hydrated, seeing an md and having urine tested for infection or other urine problems would be helpful, but most likely - drink more water! 80oz or so a day. ...Read more

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Is my urine supposed to have a slight smell to it?

Is my urine supposed to have a slight smell to it?

Yes, if concentrated: Urine can very in appearance for almost water-like when dilute to dark yellow when maximally concentrated. There tends to be ammonia like odor to the more concentrated urine. The presence of foul-smelling urine usually represents a urinary infection. ...Read more

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Why has my urine started to smell like sweetcorn :/?

Recent Food : the change in urine smell could be directly related to a certain food item you ate recently. If the smell persists please see a doctor to have your urine screened for an infection or diabetes. ...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