What Causes Strong-Smelling Urine?
Strong-smelling urine can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose strong-smelling urine, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "strong-smelling urine" as a symptom. Here are four possibilities:
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Congestion
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
liver/gallbladder cleanses help
anal itching at night
somewhat disturbed sleep
metallic taste in mouth
occasional unexplained nausea
possibly jaundiced skin
fatty food intolerance
positive results from coffee enemas
severe morning stiffness
frequent morning stiffness
gradual decline in speaking ability
... and more than 90 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of strong-smelling urine:
|Urinary Tract Infection
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Urinary Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about strong-smelling urine:
Does your urine usually have a strong odor?
→ No / don't know
→ Fairly strong
→ Very strong
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate strong-smelling urine, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as: