10:56 pm - 10/13/2008

food affecting smell of pee?

I know this isn't "vagina" related, but hopefully it's close enough.

Anyone know of any foods (besides the stereotypical asparagus) that will make your pee smell different? I know it's common with infection, but I've had my share of UTIs and definitely am not having any symptoms. So I'm wondering if it's something I ate...any suggestions?

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Edited to fix some grammar issues.
starfish327 14th-Oct-2008 02:59 am (UTC)
asparagus. it's the only that really comes to mind, but when i eat it i reek.
savedbyfaith 14th-Oct-2008 03:01 am (UTC)
well, asparagus isn't a part of my diet whatsoever so it definitely isn't that. thanks though :)
squisheroo 14th-Oct-2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Broccoli.
otherrootbeer 14th-Oct-2008 03:13 am (UTC)
When I eat more junk food, the smell is stronger.

When I drink more water, it's the opposite.
savedbyfaith 14th-Oct-2008 03:16 am (UTC)
any particular examples of junk food?
otherrootbeer 14th-Oct-2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Just junk really..

Candy bars, sodas, sugary things... etc
savedbyfaith 14th-Oct-2008 05:18 am (UTC)
well, that could be it. my diet kind of sucked this weekend.
bomega 15th-Oct-2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Ya me too.
if_by_sea 14th-Oct-2008 03:13 am (UTC)
kashi cereals make my pee smell like, well cereal. haha
waya_adanvto 14th-Oct-2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Salmon.
slave_stasha 14th-Oct-2008 03:17 am (UTC)
yeah i was gonna say that if eat salmon my pee will smell like it, so i avoid it even though i enjoy salmon very much =/
crownless__ 14th-Oct-2008 04:26 am (UTC)
this.. i remember i went to the beach with my ex and we constantly ate sea food and he was like your vagina smells really strong wtf
slave_stasha 14th-Oct-2008 04:44 am (UTC)
yeah i totally don't get it... and it makes me wonder if the old sterotypes of women being fishy smelling come from Americans going to countries where seafood is a big staple of the diet.

i should have say any kind of fish really makes me smell strong...for about a week i ate canned tuna for dinner...well the second day (only having it two nights in a row) i smelled really strongly. i think iam just lucky that my SO doesn't really pay attention to my scent much.
crownless__ 14th-Oct-2008 07:06 am (UTC)
i believe it probably has to do with your regular diet.. for example, i live in the north of Mexico and i eat a lot of red meat and chilli stuff so probably my vagina smells like something but at the same time everyone's vaginas around my city smell similar since we have the same diet but if we go to the beach and eat different stuff then our body is gonna show it. Maybe if we lived near the beach and only eat sea food, the men at our area wont mind since thats what are they used to

i dont know if im clear :P
slave_stasha 14th-Oct-2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
yep that made sense :)
kalaam 14th-Oct-2008 03:25 am (UTC)
caffeine
sarahbear1 14th-Oct-2008 11:50 am (UTC)
i second this.
savedbyfaith 14th-Oct-2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
this might be it too :) i'm definitely a heavy caffeine drinker but had more soda than usual this past weekend.
sprtwrid 14th-Oct-2008 03:27 am (UTC)
Honey smacks and wheat puffs make my pee smell like they do. Nothing like the wheat puff smell, let me tell you. It usually means i have a UTI on the way though :(
mydocuments 14th-Oct-2008 03:47 am (UTC)
I hate the way my pee smells after I have Honey Smacks!!
gemfyre 14th-Oct-2008 08:18 am (UTC)
Yep, I was about to say sugary cereals!
sdwellington 14th-Oct-2008 03:30 am (UTC)
eating a lot of oranges (not orange juice, though) will really make my pee smell.
hellgamatic 14th-Oct-2008 03:38 am (UTC)
I know for a fact that alfalfa makes your pee smell quite funky. Kinda like horse poop, in fact...

(In case anyone was wondering, I took a multivitamin for a few years that had a large amount of alfalfa in the pills. The pills smelled like it, and the pee smelled like it. Nom nom, right?)
vronwe 14th-Oct-2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Garlic makes mine smell funny. And not drinking enough water makes it smell funny and look bright yellow.
mydocuments 14th-Oct-2008 03:48 am (UTC)
A lot of meat makes my pee smell really foul. Too little water, and it smells too ammonia-y.
pygmybugs 14th-Oct-2008 04:01 am (UTC)
B vitamins can make your pee smell weird. Lots of garlic or onions or shallots can make it smell kinda...sulfery.
sparkle_lite 14th-Oct-2008 04:05 am (UTC)
Drinking a large cup of coffee makes a weird scent for me. My urine smells sort of like coffee!
righteousbean 14th-Oct-2008 04:18 am (UTC)
me too
svexsal 14th-Oct-2008 04:20 am (UTC)
this. back when i was addicted to macciatos, i swear that's all i peed.
fujieyes 14th-Oct-2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Ditto on the coffee. It's kind of almost a sweet odor, not foul or anything, just weird.
slave_stasha 14th-Oct-2008 04:46 am (UTC)
me too! in the morning the first pee after my cuppa smells of coffee.
slave_stasha 14th-Oct-2008 04:46 am (UTC)
though that clears up after i drink a couple of cups of water...
threemadness 14th-Oct-2008 06:50 am (UTC)
yup coffee! I was going down the list and surprised no one had mentioned coffee yet !
brooklebee 14th-Oct-2008 04:13 am (UTC)
Coffee and soy products (esp. soy milk) can make my pee smell funny, but usually it's not a "bad" smell.
theatreant 14th-Oct-2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Honey nut cheerios, for me!!
anowyn 14th-Oct-2008 04:47 am (UTC)
I never can smell my pee no matter what I do :(
torsornin 14th-Oct-2008 05:12 am (UTC)
I have noticed different things affect the smell of my pee..one thing in particular (not asparagus) but what it is escapes me right now lol
jennifer0246 14th-Oct-2008 11:36 am (UTC)
bacon bits :(
gunsforchildren 14th-Oct-2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
since I've been on lybrel, I feel like my sense of smell is super-heightened or something, because EVERY time I pee, it smells different.
Not like a UTI smell [which i've had before and is just really STRONG and kinda sour], just like.. food.
usually whatever meat i eat (especially fish) will make my pee smell like that. i'm quite fond of the ham smelling pee. haha.
hortonhearsawho 14th-Oct-2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
My pee will smell more like... pee... if I haven't had enough water lately, or, as people said above, I've been eating and drinking very crappy foods. I can't really comment on the caffeine issue since, well, it's my lifeblood. If my pee would smell different without it, I would never know.

Also, Sugar Smacks will apparently make your pee smell quite odd, but I find the things disgusting so this is just second hand from my mom, step dad, and brother, who all love them. And the people above, of course. ;-P

marybremer 14th-Oct-2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
When I eat ramen, my pee reeks of it. I don't eat it anymore.
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