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Strong Ammonia Smell In Urine?
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Hi everyone! So about a week ago, I went to the restroom and realized that my urine smelled like cat urine. this has NEVEr happened before.. I thought maybe i was a bit dehydrated.. Well lo and behold it is still going on.. Can anyone shed some light and information? Is this a symptom of kidney problems? Before getting prescribed to plaquenil , i very often had sharp pains in my lower back and flank area accompanying flares.. Also I have consistently had small levels of protein in urine and… read more

posted June 10, 2016
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I have protein & blood in my urine. Had the flank pain also. They did a kidney biopsy & found I had Lupus & stage 3b kidney disease. My blood work never showed the markers for Lupus. I'd ask your doctor to check your kidneys better

posted June 16, 2016
A MyLupusTeam Member

I am having the same issue's embarrassing in public it's that if I go to a public restroom my pee smells horrible

posted December 11, 2016
A MyLupusTeam Member

Hi. There are many reasons that your urine smells like cat urine, or ammonia. This includes dehydration; change in diet (more greens), supplements, or medications; bacterial infection; or other conditions (liver problems, diabetes, pregnancy). If you've already tried hydrating (great idea), it might be worth considering other options and/or seeing a doctor.

posted June 10, 2016
A MyLupusTeam Member

My urine smells like amonia and my hair has beenfalling out from the roots , it's never happend like this before.

posted August 4, 2022

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