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Why does my Urine smell like TCP?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by blothom, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. blothom

    blothom Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this one puts you off your breakfast, but I have noticed on several occasions now that my urine smells really odd, rather like TCP. It is not cloudy, and I don't get the usual UTI symptoms, but I have been getting a lot of pain in my lower body and legs, like a dull ache that is constant. I have spoken to my doc re the aching, as it seems different, and in addition to, the neuropathy I have been getting, and they took blood for tests, CRP, Rheumatoid, liver function, thyroid, but they didn't mention kidney function. I forgot to mention the smell to him, and don't know if it's relevant. Also, I have only recently started on insulin, and have noticed that the insulin itself smells similar, so does anyone else have a similar problem? Or am I just turning into a hypochondriac/attention seeking whiner, as there always seems to be something else going wrong with my body recently? :roll:
     
  2. abs

    abs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would get it checked for a uti as that's what it sounds most likely to be.
     
  3. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    TCP is a phenolic[TriChloroPhenol] so I checked out phenolic smelling urine. didn't find much, but I'd say see your GP. In pigs apparently it's the result of a low protein diet.
    We're not pigs, but biochemically not dissimilar.
    hana
     
  4. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. My insulins Levemir and Novorapid have no smell. The smells you can get with urine from high blood sugar include ketones when you have a lack of insulin and therefore high blood sugar and these are sweet smelling. There can be a smell if you have sugar in the urine due to kidney dumping and subsequent bacterial growth. Sounds like there may be other reasons in your case not from high blood sugar?
     
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    martwolves Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My dad used to call TCP tom cat's piddle. Slightly related. I can't believd you failed to tell your GP!
     
  6. Netty70

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    My wee quite often smells like sugar puffs I put this down to my sugar being high maybe ??
    Mad subject :)


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  7. toddytwo

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    I get embarrassed as my urine and sweat smell of fish if I eat any .
    Problem is I love it , but as a female its a very embarrassing problem .
     
  8. nopudanymore

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    I don't know why, but mine sometimes smells like sugar puffs - and I don't eat sugar puffs!
     
  9. Netty70

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    Snap lol


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  10. Netty70

    Netty70 · Well-Known Member

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    How odd think I would stop eating fish Hun


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    I'd get checked for a uti. As for me its one of the symptoms as well as aching legs, muscles, tiredness.


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    billybadger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've suddenly gone off of sugar puffs :sick:
     
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    ninasings Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi
    When I started on Lantus and Novo Rapid, I noticed Lantus had a very chemically smell and this is what comes through in my sweat, not noticed it in my wee though, but could be linked to the insulin and its carrier.
     
  14. Netty70

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    Haha :)


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  15. cocacola

    cocacola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get that too after eating fish. I googled it and apparently it has something to do with not being able to breakdown fish in your system.
    http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/trimethyla ... ction.aspx


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  16. cocacola

    cocacola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i have the sugar puffs smell too. i am type 2 an d my sugars are still not under control, so i figuered it was that....
     
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    I get a funny smell sometimes like sweet coffee? Strange
     
  19. wchrisuk

    wchrisuk · Member

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    Maybe it is more like suger puffs?

    Just spoke to wife and she just said yeah suger puffs! How strange

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  20. rizzo

    rizzo Type 2 · Member

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    I used to get that a lot years ago - way before I was diagnosed as diabetic.

    I still don't know what caused it.
     
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