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Offline shwee

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What does this mean??
« on: 19/02/2013 09:43:08 »
I'm not really sure how to explain this so please bare with me...  ??? I noticed just recently that my urine smells as if I were a geriatric person (which I am very far from that age group)
I was wondering what can cause this type of smell?


 

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Re: What does this mean??
« Reply #1 on: 19/02/2013 11:04:39 »
UTI is at the top of the list, but diet or medications can be responsible ... http://www.medicinenet.com/urine_odor/symptoms.htm
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Re: What does this mean??
« Reply #2 on: 19/02/2013 16:46:57 »
You didn't mention gender.  UTI's are far more common in women than men.  However, if you notice a significant change, it never hurts to get it checked out by a physician.

Since the kidneys filter blood, a number of things could be picked up with Urine.  Diabetes can also be reflected with changes in sugar content in urine.

And, of course, some kind of primary kidney disease.
 

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Re: What does this mean??
« Reply #3 on: 22/02/2013 16:30:49 »
Thanks guys. Thankfully it seems to have cleared up. If it happens again, now I know what to look for  :)
 

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Re: What does this mean??
« Reply #4 on: 26/02/2013 03:11:40 »
Could be ketosis. If you've changed your diet to eat high fat and low carbohydrates, your pee will smell like ammonia for about two weeks.  It will go away as your body adjusts to less carbs (i.e. pasta, bread). With ketosis, sometimes the breath smells as well.  Some people adopting the paleo diet will experience this.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/02/2013 04:09:13 »
Could be ketosis. If you've changed your diet to eat high fat and low carbohydrates, your pee will smell like ammonia for about two weeks.

ketotic urine smells like acetone (like nail-varnish remover) ...

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Ketoacidosis can be smelled on a person's breath. This is due to acetone, a direct byproduct of the spontaneous decomposition of acetoacetic acid. It is often described as smelling like fruit or nail polish remover. Ketosis may also smell, but the odor is usually more subtle due to lower concentrations of acetone
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketoacidosis
 

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