I have been on and off phentermine for some time and i always get lower back pain, traces of blood in my urine, and a strong vaginal odor about a week into starting back on the pill. No yeast infection, no UTI. tested positive for ecolli last time in my U.A. What is this smell and can it be prevented without stopping the phentermine?
Can phentermine cause blood in urine and/or a strong foul odor?
Question posted by tennesseegirl83 on 12 May 2011
Last updated on 5 November 2011 by vliscious
I have been off & on diet pills majority part of my life. When I was younger (ages 18-30), I never had any issues. However, now that I am in my late 30's I am experiencing different symptoms. I went to a diet doctor a year ago. He prescribed me different meds. Phentermine was one of them. I noticed I had blood in urine & spotting in between periods. I went to my gynecologist, did several exams, including a vaginal u/s. Everything was normal. I had been off the pills for about a year now. I recently started back on them, and I started the same symptoms up again! It has to be something in the phentermine.
It sounds like you do have a UTI, Kidney infection or possibly Bacterial vaginosis. I don't think the phentermine is causing the smell. I took it and did NOT have this problem, but I guess it is possible. Have you been checked for a kidney infection, it is not exactly a UTI, it is further up in the body, but would produce back pain and possibly foul smelling urine and could have traveled up the body from the urinary tract, or be traveling down. E-coli is pretty basic cause of UTI's. Have them culture your urine, check you for BV and a kidney infection. BV causes a smell in the urine or vaginal area also. You could have a couple of things going on, hope you get it cleared up soon, not good to let any of these things go untreated. Hope you are better soon.
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