Contact Us

‘Why Does My Pee Smell Like Bacon?’ — Ask Dr. Harry Fisch

ThinkStock

Why does my urine smell like the food I eat sometimes? This morning it smelled like bacon. — Drew, 31, Biloxi, MS

Some foods contain substances such as sulfur or ammonia-like compounds, that produce a noticeable odor when they’re eliminated in urine. Other body fluids may be affected as well, such as sweat or semen.

A common culprit is asparagus, which will give urine a distinctive smell only 30 minutes after you eat it. Other foods or substances (i.e. alcohol or cigarette smoke) generally change the odor of urine or other body fluids to a less noticeable degree, unless the food or substance is consumed in unusual quantities.

Dr. Harry Fisch is a board certified urologist. He’s here to answer reader questions in an effort to get guys to “man up about health.”

NEXT: ARE STRONG VIBRATORS BAD FOR WOMEN?

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://guyspeed.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on GuySpeed quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on GuySpeed quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!