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Forum Name: Urology Topics

Question: Smelly urine, urines results = normal

 markg - Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:04 pm


Ive had smelly urine for about 5 months now. Ive been to my doctors and they did a urine sample and came back normal. he said it was from lack of water.
But ive tried drinking loads and loads of water and its still the same.

Any ideas? lack of vitemins? STD?

do they test for STD's in urine tests?

i find its worse first thing in the morning when i wake up.

 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:16 pm

User avatar Hello,

Urine odor may change due to many causes that may be physiological (benign) or pathological (disease related).

These causes include:
- Food and medication causes of abnormal urine odor
Vitamin B6 Supplementation

-Concentrated Urine is another causes and commonly seen.

- Diseases which cause a change in the urine odor are many and associated symptoms and signs give an idea about which is more likely to be the cause.

These diseases include:
- Urinary tract infection a simple urine analysis and culture will diagnose. Dysuria, frequency, or pain are usually present.

- Metabolic diseases like Diabetes but other symptoms of the disease will be present like polyuria etc. And blood sugar test will help in the diagnosis.

Doctors usually advise to drink a large amount of fluids every day and see the effect this will have on your urine appearance and odor.

If the condition persist you better repeat your urine analysis do cultures and exclusion of systemic causes should be considered.

Follow up with your Doctor is essential.
Best regards.

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