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Why does my pee smell like chicken soup?

on 7/4/10 10:49 am
I know this is a really weird question, but several times over the past few months, my urine has had the distinct odor of chicken soup.  It's almost like the smell of stock, or a bouillon cube.  I haven't been able to tie it to any particular food that I've eaten.  Any ideas?

After my lap band failure, I'm loving my RNY!

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on 7/4/10 10:55 am - Austin, TX
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on 7/4/10 11:39 am - County Line, MI
DS on 10/19/07 with
Could be a combination of ketosis and vitamins along with something you ate.

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on 7/4/10 11:43 am - Catonsville, MD
omg i thought it was just me. i told my husband and mother the exact same thing and they laughed at me. i thought it was the chicken broth since that was the only i was "eating" but i jusst don't know. please tell me if  find out
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on 7/4/10 12:42 pm
Vitamins/ proteins?  Does it bubble too?

" Oh you who love clear edges more than the edges that blurr."
on 7/4/10 1:16 pm
It doesn't bubble.  I haven't changed anything with vitamins or proteins recently, though. 

I have noticed that I am much more hungry than I have been in the past 6 months, though.

After my lap band failure, I'm loving my RNY!

1 Cor 4:7 - What do you have that you did not receive?
on 7/4/10 1:26 pm - Stafford, VA
RNY on 02/16/05 with
after i have my coffee in the morning and then drink my water, usually the first urine after that it smells like coffee or the creamer ..not exactly sure why, but its been that way for years


on 7/4/10 3:34 pm - Kelowna BC, Canada
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Agreeing with Wandapanda!

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Nic M
on 7/4/10 4:33 pm
You might have a urinary tract infection. Do you have any issues with diabetes or high blood pressure? Sometimes protein gets in the urine when you have either of these.

Most likely it has something to do with ketosis and / or low carb diet. Have you talked to your doc at all about it? Maybe you need to drink more water, as well. Urine should be diluted, not overly yellow.

That's all I have about pee! And I am surprised I had THAT much! 


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on 7/4/10 4:38 pm
I don't think I have a UTI - no symptoms at all.  No diabetes (I'm surprised, with all the sugar I ate up until RNY) and my blood pressure is typically very low.

I haven't been to my doc since it started happening.  I do drink a lot -- always have -- so no dilution or color issues.

I was thinking it might the low-carb thing, but confused because if that were the case, it'd be constant, not just happening sometimes.  If I'm throwing ketones, I'd smell it all the time, right?  But this is only once-in-a-while.

After my lap band failure, I'm loving my RNY!

1 Cor 4:7 - What do you have that you did not receive?
Nic M
on 7/4/10 4:49 pm
Well, I hate to tell you this... but it's the only other logical explanation... alien infestation.   OK, just kidding! I have no idea... but I know our bodies do some weird stuff, that's for sure! 

Sometimes when I pee, I think I have been transported to Starbucks. And then I have to think, "hmmm, maybe that's not such a good thing that I'm peeing coffee!"


 Avoid kemmerling, Green Bay, WI


on 7/4/10 5:15 pm
I don't drink coffee, so I've never smelled that while peeing.  Maybe I'm just eating too much poultry . . .

After my lap band failure, I'm loving my RNY!

1 Cor 4:7 - What do you have that you did not receive?
on 7/4/10 6:00 pm
You need to up your water...if it is dark and has a strong smell your not drinking enough.  The weather is warmer and you need to replenish what we sweat out.  ...or throw some egg noodles in the


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on 7/4/10 7:30 pm
LOL Chili!  I'm glad to hear others have the coffee pee thing happening...I thought I was really strange. It really is a strong odor after I drink I mentioned it to a friend, she just said it was in my head! We do have weird things happening now don't we? Happy 4th to everyone!     Connie