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Vitamin smell in urine

PaulaDP
on 11/30/10 3:58 am - Saudi Arabia
Hoping someone can help and tell me if this is normal.
I am about 3 1/2 months out from RNY and my urine smells like my multivitamin.  The urine is very yellow in colour and really has a strong smell.
The multi that I am taking is the GNC Women's Ultra Meg (a large green tablet).  I also take calcium citrate from GNC.
I have read that smelly urine can indicate dehydration but I really don't think that is the issue.  I take in over 2 litres of water every day.
Any help, guidance or advice would be appreciated.
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KSchulz
on 11/30/10 4:17 am - King George, VA
RNY on 12/21/10 with
I have not had surgery yet, but I have been taking vitamins for over a year now and my urine does smell of vitamin and yellow. It is normal. I freaked at first but Doctor was not concerned at all.
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bridget B.
on 11/30/10 5:15 am
Your taking in plenty of fluids. I'd say it is the vitamins and not to worry.
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Andrea U.
on 11/30/10 6:18 am - Wilson, NC
It's normal.

The bright yellow is probably riboflavin.  It also stinks.


Dave Chambers
on 11/30/10 7:00 am - Mira Loma, CA
RNY on 05/10/06 with
Usually this urine color and odor happens within a couple of hours of taking your vitamins. I doubt it happens every time you go. Very dark urine indicates you're dehydrated.  You should probasbly take a daily dry D3 too , a minimum of 5K IU, probably more.  Standard D2 is not absorbed well. Unless the bottle specifically say D3, and only says vitamin D, it's almost a 100
% guarantee it's D2, not absorbed nearly as well as D3. D3 is also available in the less expensive formn of a softgel--you don't want that one cause the D3 is suspended in oil. You need a dry d3 capsule or pills.  Unless you're taking D3, your labs will most likely indicate very low d levels or show that you are below normal.  Good D levels are needed to help you absorb your caclium citrate properly. DAVE

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