Excuse me for asking about the smell of my wee

(39 Posts)
Dilbertian Sat 04-Jan-20 21:56:23

In the last couple of weeks my wee has suddenly started smelling weird. Sort of rich, reminds me of fondue but not quite. It's a very strong smell, whereas I never normally notice any smell when I wee. I have no itch, no discharge, no discomfort. It makes no difference whether or not I am well-hydrated. I'm in my 50s, on HRT, and overweight.

Does suddenly smelly wee signify anything?

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AhoyMrBeaver Sat 04-Jan-20 22:01:40

What do you drink on the average day? Is it worth trying nothing but plenty of water for a couple of days to see if the smell is still present?

Crochetnanigans Sat 04-Jan-20 22:07:14

Odd occasion mine has smelt like sugar puffs 😳

Prokupatuscrakedatus Sat 04-Jan-20 22:09:18

Off the top of my head:
- has your diet changed?
- do you drink enough?
- UTIs do not neccessarily have symptoms like pain etc.
- has your liver and kidney function been tested?

In your place I'd hand in a urine sample at my GP's, they can do a test (I am in a different system so you may have to handle this differently)

Puddypuddy Sat 04-Jan-20 22:49:31

Wow!!Shocked to hear sugar puffs mentioned!!I experience that too sometimes!!😱😱

DickDewy Sat 04-Jan-20 22:52:39

That can be a sign of diabetes.

Butterer Sat 04-Jan-20 22:54:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.


Happygirl79 Sat 04-Jan-20 22:55:24

You are dehydrated

chillichutneysarnie Sat 04-Jan-20 22:59:40

Have you been eating more garlic than usual? I swear it seeps into everything including my wee.

wintertime6 Sat 04-Jan-20 22:59:50

Does it smell sweet? Could be a sign of diabetes?

RJnomore1 Sat 04-Jan-20 23:01:13

I’ve been taking lots of cold and cough stuff and I swear my pee smells of menthol

Any dietary changes at all you can think of?

Ginfordinner Sat 04-Jan-20 23:01:20

Eating asparagus?

I think you need to take a sample to the GP.

lisag1969 Sat 04-Jan-20 23:03:23

Sugar puffs me too. 🙈 x

Elieza Sat 04-Jan-20 23:08:15

Sugary sweet is diabetes. I think it tastes sweet too. According to Outlander (Not that I’d want to try)

Again, according to Outlander, Diabetes used to be called the sugar sickness.

Time to get a urine sample in to the doctors.

HairyDogsOfThigh Sat 04-Jan-20 23:09:01

Sugar puffs here, too.

avocadoze Sat 04-Jan-20 23:13:29

Pregnant? I realised for dc2 and dc3 because of changes to odour. (I think it’s either the heightened sense of smell or I can smell HCG.

Haggisfish Sat 04-Jan-20 23:15:47

I sometimes have an odd yeasty rich smell
If I drink champagne or beer!

Dilbertian Sat 04-Jan-20 23:27:52

It's not the smell you get with asparagus (which I haven't eaten in any case).

I have the smell even when I'm so well-hydrated that my pee is almost colourless. I'm not peeing any more or less frequently than normal.

Definitely not a sweet smell. Savoury, if anything.

As for dietary changes - it has been Christmas winkwink

We've pretty much finished all the festive luxuries, so maybe I'll give it a week or two of eating normally. If the smell goes away, no worries. If it doesn't go away, I'll get a sample tested.


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Dilbertian Sat 04-Jan-20 23:30:47



I'm in my 50s and on HRT!

Though TBF now you mention it, the smell is reminiscent of pregnancy.

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Snog Sat 04-Jan-20 23:43:12

Could be thyroid related

Miljea Sat 04-Jan-20 23:46:41

Pickles? Something in a Big Mac- I eat one every 6 months! Makes my wee smell weird. I wonder if it's gherkins??

digerd Sun 05-Jan-20 07:55:18

Had this happen to me the first time I took a multi vitamin B tablet daily. It is a known side effect but it did go away after a week or so.

borntobequiet Sun 05-Jan-20 08:00:22

HRT isn’t contraception. Women in their 50s can conceive.
(Having said that, it’s unlikely that you’re pregnant.)

Roselilly36 Sun 05-Jan-20 08:09:13

I have a lot of UTI and urine issues in general, my nurse told me that urine can smell if you are constipated, I find D-mannose powder helpful to prevent UTI, another recommendation from my nurse & urologist.

Pearofwisdom Sun 05-Jan-20 08:12:23

There is a certain cold medicine/decongestant that makes mine smell like smoky bacon crisps (terrified me until I figured it out) . Taken any medicine?

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