5 Reasons why your pee smells weird

Although there is nothing unusual about urine odour, but there are times when you get bathroom surprise in the form of totally weird smell. Most of the times, a strong smell is not a cause of concern but sometimes this weirdly strong smell could be a sign of an underlying medical condition that you might have been ignoring all along. Read on to find out what your pee odour is trying to tell you.

Meenakshi Chaudhary
Written by:Meenakshi ChaudharyPublished at: Jan 19, 2017

You're dehydrated

You're dehydrated
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One of the top causes of that pungent smelling pee is dehydration. Not drinking enough water causes your pee to have a strong odour and a darker appearance. It's your body's way of telling you that you are drying up. Why wait for your pee to turn mellow yellow to pour down an adequate amount of water in your system? Instead, how about being proactive and keeping a water bottle handy so that you can drink as often as you feel like. Image source : Getty

You ate something weird

You ate something weird
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Sometimes your meal is the reason behind that unpleasant smell. Foods like brussel sprouts, onions, some spices, garlic, curry, salmon, alcohol and coffee can change the scent of your urine. Consumption of high-salt diet can also make your urine more concentrated, giving it a strong odour than usual. Image source : Shutterstock

You have urinary tract infection

 You have urinary tract infection
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If you are a woman, chances are you have smelly pee because of urinary tract infection and you don't even realise it. Yes, according to experts, a strong ammonia smell, or a foul odour is often the first sign that you have a UTI. The bacteria causing the infection not only produces the odour but also makes your pee appear cloudy or bloody. If you suspect you have a UTI, visit you doctor immediately for treatment. Image source : Shutterstock

You have diabetes

You have diabetes
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Guilty of eating too many sugary treats? You might end up with sugar headache. But if you constantly keep overloading yourself with sugar, you are highly likely to have high blood sugar or even type 2 diabetes.  If you have been paying more visits to washroom than usual and your pee has a fruity smell, you may want to get your blood sugar levels checked. Image source : Shutterstock

You have yeast infection

You have yeast infection
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Itchy yeast infections can also be one of the culprits behind that not-so-pleasant smell, all thanks to an imbalance of vaginal bacteria. Since yeast infections occur in your vagina, which is located close to urethra, its highly likely for your urine to pick the scent up. Image source : Shutterstock

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