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Was a urine test done?
Since when is this smell?
Do you eat lot of onion or garlic?
What is the total amount of water and fluids you drink?
Any smell in urine denote infection. See the resource for urinary tract infection symptoms in which strong smelling urine has been mentioned;
So getting a urine test would be prudent. If there is an infection, your physician may send it for the culture and will prescribe you the antibiotics. You can increase your fluid and water intake meanwhile to 85-90 oz. If this helps in eliminating the smell, you can pursue with this. The other causes can be;
1) very concentrated urine; when one drinks less water, sweat a lot, or is dehydrated. Alcohol makes one dehydrated, so if you take any, may decrease the amount.
2) eatables like garlic or other strong odor products can give smell to urine.
3) medications, supplements, herbs.
Read this resource also about urine odor;
If you have a family history of diabetes; getting glucose tolerance test and glycosylated hemoglobin would also be necessary to eliminate the possibility.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
An early diabetes does not give any symptom and almost always is asymptomatic. In an healthy individual, if urinary tract infection is suspected; we want to rule out diabetes, which can be a predisposing factor for UTI. This is just for ruling out as one out of ten individuals may have asymptomatic diabetes.
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With your normal weight and good fitness, diabetes would be unlikely, but no harm in getting tested. A urine test and culture should point to the cause of smell.