Strong Smelling Urine

Early pregnancy symptom

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.

Includes: Strong or foul smelling or if the odour is unusual for you

 

 

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.

 


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
decreases
the probability of pregnancy

 


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
decreases
the probability of pregnancy

 

 

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Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo - 11 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

12 dpo - 16 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

17 dpo - 18 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

 

Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
0 dpo 1.3 times less (-17%)
1 dpo 1.3 times less (-21%)
2 dpo 1.3 times less (-21%)
3 dpo 1.3 times less (-21%)
4 dpo 1.2 times less (-15%)
8 dpo 1.2 times less (-14%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.

 

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Comments

What women are saying about this symptom.

Jessesgirl910   7 months ago
So gross! This was my first real sign. I’ll even wait a sec b4 leavin a stall to spare the next person from my funk. Lol

EMGreen  9 months ago
At 8 dpo I noticed this weird strong smell. Way different than UTI or anything else.

WildFlower3  11 months ago
5dpo smelled a the most bizarre urine odor. Never smelled off in my life & this almost made me gag. Can't identify what it smells like.

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