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Does Nephrotic Syndrome Cause Smelly Urine

Does Nephrotic Syndrome Cause Smelly UrineNephrotic Syndrome is caused by damage to glomeruli so as to affect their ability to filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. Does Nephrotic Syndrome cause smelly urine? In fact, smelly urine usually does not have direct relation with Nephrotic Syndrome. Now go on reading to learn more information.

What causes smelly urine for Nephrotic Syndrome?

-Urinary tract infection

UTI means bacteria enter the urinary tract. Those bacteria may decompose the substances in urine so as to cause smelly urine. But there are also some other symptoms, such as burning urination, frequent urination, night sweat, back pain, etc.


Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney failure. With diabetes, you have increased urine output, because your kidneys have to work hard to remove excess sugar from the blood. Because of sugar in urine, there is sweet smelling.


Diuretics are often used by Nephrotic Syndrome patients to eliminate water retention. But improper use of this medicine may make your body dehydrated. Dehydration causes highly concentrated urine, which has a strong smelly odor due to accumulation of waste products.

There are also other diseases that can cause smelly urine, such as kidney stone, vaginitis, prostatitis, foods, drinks, vitamin supplement, medications, liver problems, phenylketonuria, etc. Space limited, so we do not explain them one by one. If you have smelly urine, you had better talk with the doctor and then find out the underlying causes.

Urine change for Nephrotic Syndrome

For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they have many urine changes, among which the most common to be seen is foamy urine, resulting from too much protein leakage. Besides, due to water retention, your urine output may become less. If red blood cells leak into the urine, your urine color may become red, dark orange, brown, tea-colored, etc.

Does Nephrotic Syndrome cause smelly urine? Yes, it maybe cause. Early treatment for Nephrotic Syndrome can help you control it. If you still have any other question, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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