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Strong, smelly urine, no infection, ongoing flank aches
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deanne65 posted:
It has been a while since I posted here is my history and current status:
For the longest time I have been having polyuria, mostly at night. I have had many blood draws and urinalyses in the past couple of years, with no sign of deterioration of kidney function and no proteinuria or hemotinuria.
I have been on thyroid meds for about three months.
For the past month or two, I have been having regular, almost daily, flank and back aches. For the past several weeks, I have noticed a strong smell from my urine, which is darker, especially in the morning, for the first couple of voids. I also have been having the passing of strong smelling urine at night.
I use dipstick test strips once a week, lately, to test for possible infection, to see if I have blood or protein in my urine. All negative.
My specific gravity has been going up, with no changes in fluid intake, which seems a good thing, given how dilute my urine has been for ages. I should mention that my blood pressure can be low and I have a craving for salt. I am thinking possible adrenal issues, which I will bring up with my doctor. I have been chelating for heavy metal toxicity for some ten months, now.
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