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I have an unusual odor when I urinate. What could that be?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of things

Some common ones are infection and your diet.
Certain vegetables, especially, can cause an odor. Asparagus is a common culprit. Get a doctor to test your urine for causes.

In brief: Lots of things

Some common ones are infection and your diet.
Certain vegetables, especially, can cause an odor. Asparagus is a common culprit. Get a doctor to test your urine for causes.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: High protein

Bad smell in urine is a combination of high ammonia and high protein - if your urine foams while peeing it is high protein.
So need to drink more water roughly 1/2 body weight in pounds as oz of water. If it is high ammonia body is extremely acidic need aloe drink and vit d in addition.

In brief: High protein

Bad smell in urine is a combination of high ammonia and high protein - if your urine foams while peeing it is high protein.
So need to drink more water roughly 1/2 body weight in pounds as oz of water. If it is high ammonia body is extremely acidic need aloe drink and vit d in addition.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Agree with Dr. Brown. Also some foods eg asparagus cause bad odor---don't know why but bet Dr. Brown knows.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the strange smell. The process is so quick that your urine can develop the distinctive smell within 15 to 30 minutes of eating asparagus. Not everyone suffers this effect; depends on ur geneticmakeup
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