why is my urine yellow and smelly?

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Musa John asked 1 year ago

I notice my urine turning yellow for 3days now and now it smells worse that I have to wash my toilet every time. what could be the cause?

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Sulhazan Staff answered 1 year ago

The reason why your urine is yellow is because it’s suppose to be yellow.
Hei! Your urine is also supposed be smelly.
I think what you really want to ask is why the yellow color of your urine is becoming more concentrated and darker.

There are many reasons for this change in urine colour but the sole one is your level of water intake.

According to information available on healthline.com the reasons for change in urine color are outlined below;

Water intake
the color of your urine is primarily determined by how much water you’ve had to drink. When you drink lots of water, your urine can become so light that it appears to be almost
clear. The less water you drink, the darker your urine will become.

Diet, vitamins, and minerals
Diet can also be a factor. The color of all-natural foods (such as berries and beets) can interact with pigment to create a different color. Heavily processed foods can contain high amounts of food dye. This dye will interact with the pigment as well.
B vitamins, such as riboflavin (B-2) and cobalamin (B-12) , are also known for causing fluorescent yellow-green urine . If you take supplements or multivitamins , they may be the source of your brightly colored urine.
Meal replacement shakes , which are also fortified with B vitamins, can have the same effect.

Excess beta carotene or vitamin C may lead to urine that’s dark yellow or orange . Beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, is found in yellow and orange foods such as carrots and
sweet potatoes.
In addition to citrus fruits, vitamin C is also found in foods such as
tomatoes, strawberries, and
broccoli .

If you don’t properly hydrate after a workout, it can also lead to dehydration and darker urine. Extreme exercise without proper hydration can cause a serious condition that leads to muscle breakdown.
This can cause severe muscle pain along with cola- or tea-colored urine. If this occurs, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Over-the-counter and prescription medications can also make your urine bright or more vivid. This includes antibiotics, laxatives , and certain chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer.
For example, the medication phenazopyridine (Pyridium) is commonly used to treat the discomfort associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs) . A common side effect of its usage is orange-colored urine.
Other medications such as rifampin may also harmlessly stain the urine a bright orange color.

Medical conditions
Changes in the color of your urine could be a sign of troubles with your kidney , liver , or bladder function. If your urine becomes
cloudy or develops a strong odor , you may have a bladder or kidney infection.
This is especially true if you’re having any symptoms of these infections, such as pain when urinating , fever , vomiting , or back pain.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that bright-yellow urine may be an early
symptom of pregnancy. However, there are no studies to support these claims.

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1. You’re dehydrated.
If you’re not drinking enough water , your pee will take on a strong ammonia scent. Without enough H2O to dilute your urine, it becomes more concentrated with waste products and therefore, darker in color and more odorous. Drink more water , and the smell should go back to normal.

2. You have a urinary tract infection or bladder infection.
“A urine infection will make your urine smell pretty foul at times,” Shah says. This could signal a variety of bladder problems, like a
UTI, bladder infection, or inflammation of the bladder (cystitis). If you notice your pee doesn’t just smell strong, but it smells bad, you should see a doctor to get it checked out.

3. You drank a ton of coffee.
Ever drink a ton of coffee on a particularly exhausting day, and thought you were going crazy because then your pee kind of maybe smelled a little bit like coffee? Well, it’s not your imagination. Shah explains that no one knows the exact reason—”I don’t think anybody has spent the time or money to find out why,” he notes—but some sort of byproduct after the coffee is broken down retains that smell, so you can still recognize it after it’s been excreted.

4. You ate a bunch of garlic and onions.
They don’t just make your
breath reek , but garlic and onions can actually make your urine smelly, too. Again, Shah explains, something the body produces when it breaks these down maintains the odor even in the urine. It’s not surprising, when you think about how permanent the stench seems in your mouth, that it can somehow survive the body’s most rigorous cleansing process, too.

5. You ate asparagus.
It’s the classic culprit of smelly urine, though not everyone suffers from post-asparagus pee stench. “It happens, we think, because there’s an enzyme in some people’s bodies that breaks down asparagus in a certain way, which makes it have a certain smell,” Shah explains. Experts suggest that some people just don’t have that enzyme, and therefore, will never know what the rest of us are complaining about.

6. You have diabetes.
“Hundreds of years ago physicians could know people had diabetes by tasting their urine,” Shah says. “It tasted sweet.” These days, your doc definitely isn’t taking a sip to investigate—thank goodness for advances in modern medicine. But people with undiagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes may notice they have sweet-smelling urine. (If you don’t have diabetes and just go on a sugar binge, it won’t have the same effect, because your body effectively makes insulin and keeps your blood sugar levels in check.)

7. Your intestines are leaking into your bladder.
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two body parts that can develop as a result of injury, infection, surgery, or inflammation. “A fistula can develop between the bladder and intestines,” Shah explains, and can mix the intestinal contents and bladder contents, making the urine smell pretty foul. You may also see particles (basically feces) in your urine if you have one. “This may happen in people with an inflammatory bowel disease, like Crohn’s, or bad diverticulitis [digestive tract inflammation or infection],” Shah explains. It can also happen with some cancers, or as a result of radiation therapy in that area. Always see a doctor immediately if your urine smells foul, especially if you have any of these preexisting conditions.