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Forum Name: Urinary tract infections

Question: A bad smell coming from my penis

 Duke - Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:38 pm

i have notice just today a really bad smell coming from my penis (almost like fecis) and was woundering if it may be a uti. iam pretty sure its not std realaed
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:30 pm

User avatar Hello,

Abnormal urine odor may indicate a urinary tract infection, ketonuria if you are diabetic, liver failure, a rare condition known as phenylketonuria or more importantly in your case a rectal fistula (an open tract that forms between the rectum and the bladder.

Please inform your doctor and have him examine you.

Best regards,

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