When you hit the restroom, do you routinely turn around and looks at what's inside the toilet bowl before flushing? Well, if you answered no, then it's time to start checking your pee. I understand, nobody likes a bathroom surprise - like going in for a tinkle only to check that you have generated a totally out-of-the-norm scent.
But you need to understand that pee can tell a lot about your health. Not only the color of urine, but its smell can also indicate what's going on inside your body.
So, if you are experiencing a smelly urine then you should consider these causes to avoid having a smelly pee.
Also read: Reasons you should not flush after pee
While the color of your pee is a pretty good indicator of your hydration levels and dietary habits, its odor can also clue you in to what's going on inside your body.
But if you notice that your pee is little smellier than usual, then you need to consider the possible factors that are causing it to smell.
The causes are generally harmless (that said, a few more are concerning).
Hence, here are the signs that are responsible for giving you smelly pee, from the completely benign ones to potentially concerning one.
If your body isn't hydrated enough then your urine will carry a pungent ammonia scent. Without enough H2O, the pee color changes to a darker shade and it also has a stronger smell. Hence, you should start drinking a sufficient amount of water.
A urine infection makes the urine smell pretty foul at times. It may signal many bladder problems like a UTI, bladder infection or cystitis. Hence, your urine smells bad then you should get it checked out by a doctor.
Food plays an important role in making your urine smell weird. A bunch of onions and garlic can not only make your breath reek, but it can also be responsible for making your urine smelly.
Asparagus is considered to be the classic culprit of smelly urine. Though not everyone suffers from this problem when eating asparagus. Somehow, when the asparagus is broken down in the stomach, it can make the smell last longer (even after being excreted).
Even drinking a lot of coffee could be one of the factors that can cause your pee to smell.
If you have diabetes then it is likely that you may experience a smelly urine. People with undiagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes may have a sweet-smelling urine.
A fistula is an abnormal linkage developed between two body parts that have developed as a result of an injury, inflammation or others infections. The fistula can also develop between the bladder and the intestines. Hence, the bladder contents and intestinal contents can mix together resulting in a smelly urine.
Have you experienced any of these signs?