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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Will Urine Smell Like Ammonia with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-07-20 16:12

Will Urine Smell Like Ammonia with Polycystic Kidney DiseaseWill urine smell like ammonia with Polycystic Kidney Disease? Some PKD patients pose this question, because they can’t determine whether their urine problem is due to their kidney disorder. If you are one among them, read on to find the answer by yourself.

Urine smell like ammonia in Polycystic Kidney Disease

PKD is one common type of chronic kidney disease, and in the moderate and end stage, it is more likely to cause some symptoms and discomforts, some of which can lead to abnormal smell of urine.

1. Dehydration: When kidneys are damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, patients are usually recommended for fluid intake limitation. In this condition, severe vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration easily. Then, less water and concentrated chemicals in urine lead to a dark yellow and a strong odor.

2. Urinary tract infection: Urinary tract infection occurs as a consequence of kidney cyst rupture or large kidney cyst. With urinary tract infection, patients are more likely to produce more strongly smelling urine than concentrated ammonia.

3. Renal dysfunction: Urine smelling like ammonia, along with burning and painful urination, itching, chills, fever or other symptoms may remind us to pay attention to renal dysfunction.

You are bothered by urine smelling like ammonia? You are suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease? Don’t be depressed or dejected, because some useful treatments can help you overcome this problem. For example, to treat urinary tract infection, enough fluid intake and some natural foods such as cranberry and kiwi fruit can be helpful. If necessary, antibiotics are needed.


We know the effective treatment should depend on the root cause, so the personalized treatment plan change from the person to person. Therefore, you are recommended to describe your condition briefly to the online doctors, so they can give you some suggestions in detail.

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