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Urine smells of ammonia & burns : Urethritis?

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I have a very strong amonia smell in my urine and some burning.

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replied January 26th, 2007
Urinary & Bladder Disorders Answer A2213
The ammonia smell that you experience could mean nothing... but the burning sensations you notice during urination could indicate an inflammation of the urethra (urethritis). Urethritis can be due to infection, allergy or irritation. A urine analyses and urethral smear are necessary to establish a correct diagnosis and to start proper treatment.
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