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20 Apr 2004

SMELLY URINE
My urine always has a smell!!!! Could it be my diet. I do not eat a lot of red meat, more fish & chicken and also veggies & fruit.
Drinking water & tea!!! If I eat anything like asparagus of pineapple, I can withing half an hour from eating, smell it when I go to the toilet.
I am healthy and exercise!!! Diet or could it be my organs???
Help.
Thanks
Nandi
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Nandi
Some people have a tendency to excrete certain compounds that occur in common foods in their urine and this can cause characteristic smells. The prime example is when such individuals eat asparagus and their urine smells strongly of a chemical contained in the asparagus. There is nothing to worry about as it is perfectly normal in quite a large percentage of the population. There is also no way of changing this physiological response, except by drinking slightly more liquid (3-4 cups a day) to dilute the urine and the smell.
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DietDoc
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