These could be the cause of that nasty smell 

It occurs to everyone: you notice your pee isn’t smelling very pleasant while you’re peeing. What is the root of the problem? There are a few possibilities for what’s causing this. For your convenience, we’ve produced a list.

1. The food you eat

We’re all aware that eating asparagus can result in bad-smelling poo. Did you know, though, that onions, garlic, curry, and alcohol can have the same effect? They all cause you to pee out sulfur, which has a really unpleasant odor. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do about it except watch what you eat and accept the fact that your pee won’t smell particularly fresh in this situation.

2. Pregnancy 

Changes in hormone balances generate stinky urine, which is a symptom of pregnancy in its early stages. During the first trimester of a pregnancy, you’ll also need to pee more frequently. Pregnant women create extra blood, which circulates throughout the body, including the kidneys. This also means they create more pee. But don’t panic just yet: frequent peeing and stinky pee aren’t always indicative of pregnancy. If you observe an increase in discharge or frequent yeast infections, you should consider taking a pregnancy test or visiting your doctor for a checkup.

3. Dehydration 

You can be dehydrated if your urine is dark yellow and smells awful. Drinking more water is the simple solution. Your pee will become lighter and less stinky after a few hours. On average, it takes three hours for what you eat and drink to affect your pee.

4. Urinary tract infection 

The most typical indicators of a urinary tract infection include thick and foul-smelling pee, pain or burning sensation while peeing, and pain in your lower stomach. If you discover that your pee has darkened in color and smells unpleasant, it could be due to dehydration, as we previously stated. If this occurs in conjunction with one of the other symptoms listed above, you may have a urinary tract infection. Always consult your doctor if you have any doubts. They can provide medical guidance and ensure that you receive treatment as soon as possible (this often entails taking a round of antibiotics).

5. Medications you take 

The color and odor of your urine can be affected by some drugs. Some drugs, for example, reduce blood sugar by preventing sugar from being absorbed into the kidneys and delivered into the bloodstream. This sugar dissolves in your urine, resulting in an unusual color and odor. There are also a number of drugs that can make your pee smell like rotten eggs, such as rheumatoid arthritis medication. It’s not a cause for alarm, but if anything doesn’t feel right, it’s never a bad idea to consult your doctor.

Disclaimer: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

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