Pungent Urine—is it a Symptom?
The symptoms of fibromyalgia are so various and diffuse that they can be difficult to recognize for what they are. There is a tendency for sufferers to wonder and worry about every small sign of physical malfunction though often such signs may turn out to be just normal manifestations of physiological function. When one suffers from a disease that affects so many body systems a kind of watchful fear takes over, and you may find yourself turning over and examining each new physical utterance, to see if this is going to be yet another, unpleasant part of the fibromyalgia whole.
A common example of one such symptom is pungent or strong-smelling urine. The patient may feel embarrassed to even bring up the topic with her physician. Genitourinary symptoms involve the private parts and it is never easy to discuss these details, even with medical professionals. A sufferer may wonder if everyone has urine that smells this way or if this is just some weird idiosyncrasy specific to her alone.
If you think that you have strong-smelling urine and doctors aren't sure if you have fibromyalgia, discussing this symptom with your doctor may just help clinch a diagnosis so you can get the help you deserve for your uncomfortable symptoms. That means that if you're embarrassed, it's time to take a deep breath, make an appointment with your physician and swallow down those feelings so you can tell the doctor the nature of your symptoms. That way, you'll be one step closer to getting treatment. It may reassure you to know that 25% of women fibromyalgia sufferers have pungent urine that may be dark and foamy.
Sufferers don't always have this strong-smelling urine which may lead them to come to the erroneous conclusion that they're imagining this symptom. However, the very nature of this symptom is that it comes and goes.
The odor is hard to describe. Some may liken the smell to a combination of asparagus mixed with something else, perhaps kerosene or maybe something acidic. Some even think the smell, in part, resembles the scent of new-cut hay.
The most important thing to remember about this symptom is that it's very real and it's a good indication that you may, indeed, suffer from fibromyalgia. If you think you have strong-smelling urine, make an appointment, today, to discuss your condition with your doctor. This may be the turning point in getting the care you need to be a happier, healthier person.