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My urine has a strong chemical type odor

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My urine has a strong "chemical" type odor
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
Hello,

Greetings,

Since how long? Any test taken?Are you on any medicine?


Regards
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
about 3 days

no tests done

take 500mg tylenol every 6 hours
take advair
take lisenopril for B/P
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
Hello,

Greetings,

The strong urine odor may be due to concentred urine. It may be some foods like asparagus or vitamin. In diabetes also there may odor. Another cause is urine infection. If no other apparent cause is found , you should consult your doctor & have an urine analysis.

Hope your early recovery.
Any query , please ask.
Regards
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I do not accept this because I already knew this much. I wanted a more definative diagnosis!
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
Can you specify the exact odor you are getting? I have informed the common possibilities of strong odor. Without urine analysis it is not possible to give definitive diagnosis. You can try taking plenty of water to check whether it improves.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have never smelled anything quite like it. It is strong and acrid...you wnat to avert your nose. It is definately a "chemical' though.
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for additional inputs,

There can be a few causes of acric smell in urine like diabetes, acidosis, excess protein in food, dehydration, defect in metabolism, etc An examination by doctor followed by testing can help to reach the precise cause.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
What kind of odor does a "defect in metabolism" produce? Acidosis?

And, I will go see a doctor about it. This happened a long time ago and I went and had tests and nothing came out abnormal. But I feel it is abnormal!

thanks for listening
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
The common cause of defect in metabolism are phenyl ketonuria, maple syrup urine disease, etc.and strong acrid smell in urine may be found. Test for urinary amino acid will be helpful to detect if there is any abnormality.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
you have the wrong credit card number for me. What should I do???
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
Please contact the administration by writing [email protected]
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have contacted administration and am awaiting their answer