Do I ever need to see my GP?

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) , such as pain or a burning sensation when urinating and a need to urinate often. This is the most likely cause of unexplained foul-smelling urine. A UTI will often get better on its own, especially if you increase your fluid intake. It is less likely to get better without treatment in men than in women.
  • You have diabetes and feel you're not managing it properly urine can smell abnormally sweet in uncontrolled diabetes.
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018