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What is the Cause of Foul Smelling Urine?

Patient: What does it mean when you have a ‘septic’ smell to your urine

 

 

Doctor: It most probably means that you are having a urinary tract infect, though certain diseases like phenylketonuria also can cause foul urine smell. You need to get a urine test to see whether there is infection and treat accordingly.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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