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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

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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 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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Why does my urine smell very strong sometimes?

Why does my urine smell very strong sometimes?

Diet, dehydration: Your diet can significantly affect the smell of your urine. Dehydration can cause your body to retain fluids so you don't get lightheaded and dizzy and is significantly darkens the color of your urine. Drink more fluids and see if this resolves the problem. There is of course other more serious problems they can lead to the above symptoms, see your physician if the problem persists. ...Read more

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My urine has a smell, sometimes really dark yellow n strong n others being light yellow but still have a stink. I drink nothing but h2o. What is it?

My urine has a smell, sometimes really dark yellow n strong n others being light yellow but still have a stink. I drink nothing but h2o. What is it?

Other causes..: Urine odors can be caused by dietary things other than what you drink ( we all know aspargus "pee" really stinks), but it could also signal something else such as a urinary tract infection, vaginal infection, or a metabolic disorder. Make sure you are drinking adequate fluids every single day and make appointment to have your urine checked out. ...Read more

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Recently my urine and number 2 s both smell of warm wheat I also sometimes smell this out and about I've got retinitis and on antihistamines ?

Recently my urine and number 2 s both smell of warm wheat I also sometimes smell this out and about I've got retinitis and on antihistamines ?

It may be your nose: Your nasal condition may have impacted your smelling function and you should take care of it. On the other hand, the smell of urine and stool is usually not indicative of a disease condition (except in fat malabsorption when the odor can reek). ...Read more

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Urine has a weird smell and sometimes it burns when I pee. This started happening after having anal sex (and vaginal right after by accident) ?

Infection: Female urethra where the urine comes out is short and during intercourse it can be rubbed and irritated and a small amount of bacterial can go up the tube and into the bladder and start a urine infection. Going to the bathroom after intercourse sometimes will help resolve the problem. If symptoms persist then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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