Smelly urine with no pain - cystitis?
March 29, 2012 11:28 AM Subscribe
Smelly urine with no pain - recurrent cystitis? What should I do?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
I (female, early 30s) had cystitis back in January - I've had it a few times but not many, and recognised the signs of painful urination and frequently needing to pee. I was prescribed antibiotics and it seemed to clear up.
Since then, though, my urine has smelt funny. Not sweet-smelling or anything, just strong and unpleasant and not like normal urine. Difficult to describe the exact nature of the smell... I don't have any pain and I'm not needing to pee more often than usual.
Could this be cystitis that hasn't fully cleared up? I'm wondering whether to go to my GP but don't want to fuss about nothing, as I'm otherwise fine.
Other relevant info (this is anonymous as I'm a bit embarrassed): I'm in the UK so cost of medical attention isn't an issue; I am probably not drinking enough water at the moment, though the smell is not the usual "strong urine" smell; sexually active, not pregnant, in good health, no other symptoms.