When does urine have a strong ammonia smell?

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When does urine have a strong ammonia smell?

When does urine have a strong ammonia smell?

In the case of cystitis, pyelonephritis (kidney infections), urethritis, the odor is caused by some bacteria such as Proteus, Pseudomonas, Providencia, Morganella which transform urea (a component of urine) into ammonia. In these cases the characteristic odor is that of ammonia or bleach.

What does it mean when pee stinks?

Foul-smelling urine indicates pathologies, inflammations or infections affecting the urinary tract (including the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). The disorder can be accompanied by blood in the urine, cloudy urine, burning during urination.

How long can a urinary tract infection last?

For simpler UTIs, a few days (usually a week or so) of oral antibiotic therapy are sufficient. For recurrent infections, antibiotic treatment involves several months (usually 6, but more is possible) of low-dose oral administration.
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