Monday, January 18, 2010

Why Urine smell?

Every day people have to spend many substances that are not needed by the body through sweat or urine. But sometimes causing urine odor issued no odor. What causes urine to smell?

There are many possibilities of the cause urine to smell like a problem in the urinary tract or bladder infection. In addition, the smell of urine that contains leaven (yeast) can be an indication of the diagnosis of diabetes.

Things to know is whether the odor is coming from urine or vagina. An easy way to determine this is to pee in a cup or glass and wait a few minutes. If the odor is still detected, most likely associated with urine.

"Most of the smell of urine is only temporary and does not indicate health problems. But if this continues for several days, should make checks to the doctor to find out the cause," said Dr. Rob Danoff, as quoted from MSN, Friday (15 / 1 / 2010).

To make a diagnosis, the patient must undergo several tests to determine the function of some organs or the presence or absence of certain substances.

Tests are usually conducted to examine the bladder or urinary tract infection, kidney disease, dehydration, diabetes or metabolic disorders such as phenylketonuria.

Signs to examine the urine:

The amount of water in the urine.
Know the specific gravity test. These tests provide clues about the amount of water in the urine and the status of that person whether or not dehydrated.

Urine color.
Colors in the urine is influenced by food, food coloring, hydration, medications, vitamins and the presence of a disease such as liver disease or bleeding disorders.

Ketidakjernihan urine can indicate the existence of blood, mucus, crystals from kidney stones or bladder and bacteria.

Should be in the urine did not find any urine, if found may indicate a disturbance in the kidney or pregnancy.

The presence of ketones in the urine as described in the body fat for energy. The presence of ketones is shown as being fast, high-protein diet, low carb and alcohol consumption. In extreme conditions, ketones can be potentially dangerous, known as diabetic ketoacidosis (the body get energy from fat because it can not change glucose into energy).

PH values.
This is to see if urine is acidic or alkaline.

The presence of glucose in the urine can be caused by high levels of sugar such as uncontrolled diabetes or due to disturbances in the kidney.

Indicate a bacterial infection in the urinary tract.

Leukocyte esterase.
Indicates a cell-white blood cells in urine that may result in urinary tract infections.

Check microscopic analysis.
This test is to see various signs such as red (indicating bleeding, no disease, tumors or injury), white blood cells (autoimmune disorders, inflammation), bacteria, fungi, parasites, crystal (disorders of the kidney) and squamous cells (urine sample likely already contaminated when collected).

Based on the results of this examination, the doctor can usually determine what the cause of the smell of urine that appears when urinating.

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