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Urinary Disorders

Urine Odor

12/22/2008

Question:

For the last few months or so my urine has smelled very strong like bleach. What could be the cause of this, and is there anything that can treat it?

Answer:

Usually urine odor is caused by infection although some vitamins and vegetables (i.e.: asparagus) can cause the urine to smell. First you need to see your provider to have a urine culture done.

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Response by:

Marc F Cymes, PA Marc F Cymes, PA
Clinical Instructor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University