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My urine smells quite stongly like apple cider vinegar - what

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My urine smells quite stongly like apple cider vinegar - what does this mean?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 5 years ago.
Hi there,

Thanks for your question. If I don't respond immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I will get back to you ASAP.

This is highly suggestive of a urinary tract infection. Bacteria split urea to ammonia and water and gives the urine that vinegar smell. You need to see your doctor for a urine culture and you may need antibiotics to treat this. Hope this helps.
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Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 5 years ago.
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