Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Urinary Disorders

Smelly Offensive Urine



Have taken continual rotating antibiotics for for 22yrs+. Have a mitrofonoff. Still have continual bladder infections and other problems. Diagnosed with pyoderma gangrenosum and now on both oral and topical steroids. Urine normally smells yuk now offensive and embarressing and a nightmare if I need to pass urine when out. Smell lingers for hours. Could it be the steroids?


Not likely to be the steroids, but chronic infection/inflammation caused by urine colonized with bacteria. I presume that urine cultures have been done but also evaluation of the bladder to be sure you do not have a stone or possibly developed a bladder diverticula.

For more information:

Go to the Urinary Disorders health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Marc F Cymes, PA Marc F Cymes, PA
Clinical Instructor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University