Healthy urine should be clear and straw-coloured, and shouldn't be particularly smelly.
Some people find that their urine smells stronger and is darker first thing in the morning when it's more concentrated, or generally when they're Dehydration .
Also, certain food and drinks, including asparagus, beer, garlic and coffee, may temporarily give urine a stronger smell.
Certain medicines and vitamin and mineral supplements can also alter the odour of urine but never stop taking any medication without speaking to your GP first.
You may find the smell of your urine improves by drinking more fluids. Generally, make sure you drink enough fluid so you're not thirsty for long periods, and steadily increase your fluid intake when exercising and during hot weather.
NHS Choices information on smelly urine, with links to other useful resources
It's not necessary to see your GP about smelly urine unless you're concerned for example, if you have other symptoms too. See your GPif: You have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) , s
The following conditions can sometimes cause smelly urine, but they are uncommon: urinary stones these may cause an ammonia-like odour (read about bladder stones and kidney stones ) a bladder f