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Can I guess my kidney health based on the color, smell, or quality of my urine?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No, see your doctor for questions like this.

In brief: No

No, see your doctor for questions like this.
Dr. James Cain
Dr. James Cain
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually no

Healthy urine has little smell and should be clear to light yellow.
Dehydration, vitamins and certain foods can temporarily change the color or smell of urine. Certain liver diseases and rare metabolic conditions like maple syrup urine disease can cause dramatic changes in the smell of urine. If you notice a change that does not resolve on its own you should check with your doctor.

In brief: Usually no

Healthy urine has little smell and should be clear to light yellow.
Dehydration, vitamins and certain foods can temporarily change the color or smell of urine. Certain liver diseases and rare metabolic conditions like maple syrup urine disease can cause dramatic changes in the smell of urine. If you notice a change that does not resolve on its own you should check with your doctor.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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