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Why does my pee smell weird?

(19 Posts)
Nyborg Wed 17-Jun-15 00:04:38

It smells different - slightly stronger, faint hint of something that reminds me of Germolene. No current health probs, no dietary changes, not pregnant. Any ideas?

mrstweefromtweesville Wed 17-Jun-15 00:07:00

What have you had to eat or drink?

Purplevicki Wed 17-Jun-15 00:10:15

My wee smells funny if I have a urine infection/ UTI.

Drink more water and keep an eye on it.

ZadokTheBeast Wed 17-Jun-15 00:11:52


Alice1983 Wed 17-Jun-15 00:12:10

It happens to me when I eat asparagus grinp

CainInThePunting Wed 17-Jun-15 00:19:40

I was going to ask if you've been eating Asparagus, was beaten to it. I'm fascinated by the asparagus wee smell. Probably need to get out more...

AlfAlf Wed 17-Jun-15 00:34:17

I too thought asparagus grin

CactusAnnie Wed 17-Jun-15 01:02:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MooseBeTimeForSummer Wed 17-Jun-15 01:26:40

The thing in asparagus is mercaptans. It's what they put in gas so you can smell it.

CainInThePunting Wed 17-Jun-15 21:37:33

Thanks MooseBe!

40thisisit Thu 18-Jun-15 20:57:25

10% of the population carry a gene that converts asparagus into the strong substance that you can smell in your urine!

Muchtoomuchtodo Thu 18-Jun-15 20:58:16

And sugar puffs. They make my wee smell odd too!

howtodrainyourflagon Thu 18-Jun-15 21:00:08

The first sign of pregnancy in each of my three pregnancies, before I got a positive pregnancy test, was a change in the smell of my wee.

I think I must have magic wee or a super-sensing nose. Either way, it's probably my only special talent smile

TheFillyjonk Thu 18-Jun-15 21:01:04

I get asparagus wee, coffee wee and onion wee! smile

TheFillyjonk Thu 18-Jun-15 21:02:30

Ooh and yes, a change in the smell of my wee and, er, discharge was the first indicator of pregnancy for me too. Kind of a mixture of iron and garlic?

KillmeNow Thu 18-Jun-15 21:05:07

I think it was MN that alerted me to the fact that sugar puff smelling wee didn't mean I had diabetes blush - but only that I had been drinking coffee.

I think its more noticeable because I only have one cup of coffee a day .

howtodrainyourflagon Thu 18-Jun-15 21:10:15

spot on fillyjonk. But lots of my friends I've mentioned this to have looked at me like I'm mad when I mentioned pregnancy wee so I'm glad I'm not alone.

TheFillyjonk Thu 18-Jun-15 21:15:57

Oh me too, flagon. Me too. ��

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Jun-15 21:18:46

I get coffee wee too. DH doesn't (but we both get asparagus wee)

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