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Strong Smelling Urine

Pregnancy Symptoms & Discomforts

Typically urine has very little to no odour. During pregnancy some women report a strong smell to their urine. For some women it is simply due to an increased sense of smell in general, and they may find they are sensitive to many odours that were not noticed previously. But it could also be a sign of a urinary tract infection, which can occur more often during pregnancy.

A strong odour in urine can also occur due to dehydration. The kidneys filter water and toxins from your blood and not drinking adequate fluids can cause the body to conserve water, which produces a more concentrated, and stronger smelling urine.

What can I do to prevent it?
Drinking plenty of fluids is important for everyone throughout their lives, but it is especially important during pregnancy. Keeping yourself well hydrated is the best thing you can do to help prevent a strong odour to your urine.

When should I consult a health care professional?
If you notice a strong or strange odour to your urine it is important to see your health care provider. It may be a sign of a urinary tract infection, especially if you notice other symptoms of infection, such as a burning sensation when urinating or cloudy, dark or bloody urine.

Comments for "Strong Smelling Urine"

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Comment from Relentless_Wait » Posted Dec. 31, 2015 8:47pm
I thought I was crazy. Ever since 8dp5dt (13dpo) when I would go to the bathroom it would smell funny. Little did I know that the test I had taken that morning and sealed in an envelope (don't ask) was the first clear positive I had.

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