CausesBy Mayo Clinic staff
- Acute liver failure
- Bladder infection
- Certain foods, such as asparagus
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Kidney infection
- Maple sugar urine disease (genetic disease that causes difficulty breaking down certain amino acids)
- Metabolic disorder (a problem with the way your body converts the foods you eat into energy)
- Rectovaginal fistula
- Type 2 diabetes
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Vitamin B-6 supplements
Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.
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- Carter C, et al. Urinary tract disorders. In: Rakel RE. Textbook of Family Medicine. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2007. http://www.mdconsult.com/das/book/body/191205553-4/0/1481/0.html#. Accessed Dec. 8, 2010.