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Why does my vigina smell like fish

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Urine is made up of water and a small concentration of waste products. Urine typically has a subtle odor of its own, but this can change or fluctuate for a number of reasons. In some cases, your urine may even take on a fishy smell. Although this is usually temporary and easily remedied, it can sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition that requires more advanced treatment. Dehydration can also cause or aggravate the fishy smell in your urine. This will give your urine a stronger smell.

You can avoid foods known to cause fishy-smelling urine, but this can be difficult to do. Instead, make sure you drink plenty of water — especially when drinking caffeine — to help dilute the scent and stay hydrated. A UTI can cause bacteria from the infection to contaminate the urine, resulting in a distinct fishy smell.

UTIs are more common in women than men. This can cause a grayish, fishy-smelling vaginal discharge that may be noticeable when urinating. Sometimes bacterial vaginosis will go away on its own. If your symptoms persist for a week or more, see your doctor. Your doctor can treat it with antibiotics, though it may return after treatment is over. Trimethylaminuria is a rare metabolic disorder that occurs when the body is unable to break down certain compounds properly.

This includes fishy-smelling trimethylamine.

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Trimethylamine is produced in the intestines after consuming certain types of food that are high in protein. With trimethylaminuria, trimethylamine is released into the urine instead of being broken down.

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Trimethylaminuria is inherited, and there is no cure. However, you can reduce your symptoms by avoiding foods that trigger symptoms. Prostatitis is an acute inflammation of the prostate gland in men. It can progress quickly. The bacteria in the urine can cause it to smell like fish. If you suspect prostatitis, see your doctor.

Your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics to treat the infection. These relax the bladder neck and reduce painful urination. Anti-inflammatory drugs —including over-the-counter options like ibuprofen Advil — can also be effective.

Kidney stones that are moving into or from the kidneys can cause an infection somewhere in the urinary tract. This infection will affect the urine, and can cause urine that smells like fish. It may also cause blood in the urine or cloudy urine. Kidney stones can cause severe pain that radiates from the side and back down towards the groin.

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This pain will come in waves and fluctuate in intensity. It may cause vomiting and severe nausea. Your doctor can prescribe pain medication to make your symptoms more bearable.

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They can also prescribe an alpha blocker to relax the bladder and make it easier for the stone to pass. If the stone is larger and at risk to become stuck in the urinary tract, your doctor may do surgery to remove it. This is especially true of liver failure. These toxins are then released in the urine, causing the strong smell.

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