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Strong Smelling Urine

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

During early pregnancy urine may become darker in colour and/or have a stronger or different smell than usual – be sure to drink plenty of water (at least 8 glasses a day). If you are experiencing any pain you should speak with your doctor as it could also be a sign of a urinary tract infection. This change in smell or strength may also be due, in part, to an increased sense of smell some women experience in very early pregnancy.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.

**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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  • Jul. 5, 2015 10:12am » 16mommytobe said:
    I haven't taken a pregnancy test yet but I've experienced all symptoms including strong smelling urine and I'm 10dpo
  • May. 22, 2015 11:27am » cstamour said:
    This was my first sign! Around, I believe 7-10 DPO my urine smelled like skunk..now 15 DPO and got my BFP today!
  • Mar. 28, 2015 5:56pm » himejazu said:
    I've had this bad smell to my urine since 1 dpo, only my fmu too or if I don't use the loo every hour or two. No uti.
  • Mar. 18, 2015 10:58pm » Jordyj89 said:
    7 dpo and noticed a strong smell to my urine. Its also been dark over the day which is not like me as i drink loads of water!!
  • Feb. 5, 2015 10:26am » sumsum14 said:
    6DPO just notice this am , sweet, strong smell. clear though. i've only had coffee this morning. i drink coffee everyday-pee never smells.
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