If your urine smells bad, this is what may be happening to you

Back all those who be scrupulous, but if you've ever been through the toilet and were surprised at terrible smell that your fluids gave off, maybe it's time to know what it is. On occasion you might think that it came from the toilet itself, until you discovered that it was not, it was definitely your own urine.

You don't have to be scared either, it can be smelly for several reasons, and most of them are harmless. But, on some occasions, it may be a sign of something more serious that you may need to know, and that is why the magazine 'Health' has consulted a doctor to explain the main causes of stink And what can you do about it? Before you start: if you've had five cups of coffee since you started reading this, maybe there is a reason.

Some food or drinks

Surely you have noticed it more than once: after eating asparagus, your urine smells much stronger. This is not always the case, of course, but there are people who happen to it. When your body metabolizes it, it produces a waste substance called methanethiol, a relative close to the essence of the skunk, which is eliminated through the pee. However, not everyone happens (for genetic reasons) and some do not produce the substance and others have no ability to smell it. It can also happen with other foods such as Brussels sprouts, onions, garlic, curry or salmon or even with some vitamin complexes.

As for the drink, as we said before, you may be a coffee obsessive I might have to see more than you think. Some nutrients that contains coffee, when they break down in your body, they could also cause the smell. In addition, being diuretic, it makes you go to the bathroom many times and can lead to dehydration, which is also responsible for the urine have that stench. When you lack water in the body, your urine has less in H2O in relation to waste products.


Some STDs They can cause urethritis or inflammation of the urethra. Anything that cause inflammation or irritation It can be potentially associated with bacteria, pus or bleeding, which can change the smell of urine. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the diseases which most often cause urethritis. But even if it doesn't cause urethritis, the pee could smell from a certain irritation in the vagina. Urinary tract infections (when bacteria go to it through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder) may also have to do, although it will be accompanied by other symptoms such as burning sensation when urinating, that you have to go constantly or even that You watch blood.

Coffee, asparagus, Brussels sprouts or even some vitamins may have to do

Kidney stones They are also another reason, and if you have suffered them you will know how painful they can be. They develop when salt and other minerals that are in the urine join and form hard deposits similar to stones, are always accompanied by others symptoms such as back pain, bleeding in the urine, fever or nausea and vomiting.


Those people who have undiagnosed diabetes They are literally spilling sugar in their urine. This is because they do not process it like most people, so they have an excess of glucose in the blood that the body tries to eliminate through the pee, leading to a sweet and fruity smell. They may also feel a greater need to go to the bathroom frequently, so if you think you may suffer from this condition, consult your doctor.