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Why does urine smell after asparagus in some but not all people?

Why does urine smell after asparagus in some but not all people?

Putrescine: Your body breaks down asparagus and a chemical Amino Acid called putrescine gets produced. This Amino Acid accounts for the foul smell. Everyone will produce it. The amount of odor will vary slightly from person to person. ...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 asparagus make urine smell odd, but pineapple, for example, doesn't?

Why does asparagus make urine smell odd, but pineapple, for example, doesn't?

Specific chemicals: Methanethiol is the specific chemical in asparagus that produces the smell. This chemical is not found in pineapple. ...Read more

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Why do some people have odor even when they shower?

Why do some people have odor even when they shower?

Bromhidrosis: Some people have apocrine glands that secrete oils that are more pronounced than others. These oils are broken down by bacteria, causing a pungent odor. ...Read more

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What could be causing an occassional metallic taste in my mouth? It does not happen every time I eat but with some certain foods or even smells

What could be causing an occassional metallic taste in my mouth? It does not happen every time I eat but with some certain foods or even smells

Metallic taste: Probably tasting copper, you may have some bleeding. See a Gum Specialist, a Periodontist, to evaluate for gum infection. May also be from change in Meds or supplements. ...Read more

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Why do some people (mainly old people) get delirium when they have a UTI? How does that happen? Why?

Why do some people (mainly old people) get delirium when they have a UTI? How does that happen? Why?

Out of balance: You hate to think of it this way, but when we get old the body (and mind) can become very frail. Many older folk have shrinkage of brain tissue/ some elements of cognitive decline whether it is recognized or not. Add a UTI to that and u can really throw your patient for a loop. With younger folk u rarely see this unless very severe-like sepsis. Once UTI is well treated, expect patient to recover. ...Read more

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Sweet smell in nostrills not unpleasant, not all the time, some days will be stronger than others, curious as never had this before age 59 female..?

Sweet smell in nostrills not unpleasant, not all the time, some days will be stronger than others,  curious as never had this before age 59 female..?

?infection (lo grade: Pseudomonas, a water borne bug, has a sweet odor. If you are doing nasal irrigation make sure it is done with sterile (not distilled) saline and irrigator. Rarely, a tumor could cause it, but most of those cause bad smell. Womens sense of smell does change post menopause. ? Hormone use? ...Read more

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What causes Odd smell in women during sex? And how do I make it go away..? Dome people call it fishy smell

What causes Odd smell in women during sex? And how do I make it go away..? Dome people call it fishy smell

Bacterial vaginosis: ...is the main cause of increased vaginal odor. BV is an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. The odor often is fishy and most common during or after sex. Trichomonas, an STD, causes the same odor, and BV sometimes goes along with gonorrhea or chlamydia. See a doctor; it should be easy to diagnose and treat, but needs a prescription antibiotic. Discuss STD testing as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does hCG not show up in some womens urine when pregnant?

Why does hCG not show up in some womens urine when pregnant?

It does: But test may not pick it up , a bllod test is always much more accurate. ...Read more

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Does regular folgers coffee classic roast have any calories in it ? Some things say they then some say no . I drink it black

Does regular folgers coffee classic roast have any calories in it ? Some things say they then some say no . I drink it black

ALL COFFEE: contains SOME calories . some more than others.. ASK THE COMPANY (Call Customer Information 1-800-937-9745 Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Does everyone including healthy people get some cluster bubbles after urinating? Have them throughout the day but never the first urinationof morning

Does everyone including healthy people get some cluster bubbles after urinating?  Have them throughout the day but never the first urinationof morning

Here are some...: Seeing bubbles on the surface of urine right after peeing is common even in healthy persons although maybe suggesting diabetes or kidney diseases but not confirmative. Urine bubbling reflects the speed of flow, changing contents of urine notably protein. If no urinary symptoms and urinalysis is okay, I would ignore it. More on healthy living? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best... ...Read more