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I've noticed my pee is smelling very strong - kind of an onion smell but I don't eat many onions!! Is this something I should get checked out. Female
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replied December 24th, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Presence of a foul smell in the urine could be a sign of infection.

In case of asymptomatic Urinary infections, if untreated can result in ascending infections of the kidney. Hence you need to be examined.

You may consult with a doctor for a complete examination and a test including a urinalysis to confirm your condition.

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