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Reason for a very strong, foul smelling urine?

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Hello, I am a 26 year old young lady who is only sexually active with my husband.Lately I have been having a very strong,foul smelling urine. I don't have any discharge or any other symptoms just the smell. I don't know what to do about this. I have gone the Emergency room and they performed a urinalysis and found no sign of infection. Can there be another reason/solution?

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replied May 23rd, 2011
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A23320
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you. As you have already done the urine analysis and there’s no significant increase in the number of pus cells which are a marker of infection, it virtually rules out an infection.

Sometimes, when we drink less water, it can give rise to a very concentrated urine which can give rise to a strong odor of ammonia. Hence, a very simple and effective way is by increasing the fluid intake.

Drinking a glass of water at bedtime is very important as the maximum concentration of urine happens at night time when we are sleep. We must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day.

It is very difficult to confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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