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My 3 year olds urine smells like pickle juice!

She hasn't ate pickles or anything even resembling a pickle. What could be causing her urine to smell like this?


Asked by amber1330 at 8:52 PM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (8)
  • Probably not so urgent if there are no other symptoms but things like dehydration and even diabetes can do weird things to urine so best to get it checked out during the next available appointment, perhaps you can ask to leave the question for the nurse at the practice who can triage if it is a deeper concern that they feel is urgent . For now I would be sure that she has plenty of clear fluids and is hydrated.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 10:34 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Urine can have a strong oder (s) and it's normal. Try getting more fluids or water into the child. That will help.

    Answer by vbruno at 8:55 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Maybe UTI infection. I would take her to the ped doctor. They can run a urine test on her. The urine can also smell like a bm as well.

    Answer by sta517 at 8:56 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • how much water has she been drinking or anything with caffine, like tea?

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 9:40 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I'd call your pediatrician.

    Answer by Holland04 at 9:37 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Well, I have now noticed her breath smells the same way. I am trying to get her into the pedi today, but they are all booked up.

    Comment by amber1330 (original poster) at 9:43 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • try an urgent care then or a clinic

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 10:40 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Call her dr.

    Answer by Crissy9832 at 6:19 PM on Apr. 5, 2011