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anael1238
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Hello! Lately I've noticed a stronger urine odor after urinating. Darker color, but no burning sensation. I've had a uti before and this doesn't feel like it. I'm planning on using a backup method of protection aside from my bc pills but I'm curious if this could be due to my pills or affect its effectiveness in any way?
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Urinary changes shouldn't likely impact your BC pills.

Are you not hydrating enough, by any chance? We always need to do so more when it's hot -- and it's been really hot in a lot of areas for a while not -- and if we get dehydrated, our urine tends to be more concentrated, which can tend to make it have a stronger scent.

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I think it's because I'm not drinking enough water, yes >< I rarely drink water although I'm always exercising and in the sun.

so I can count on my bc pilla being fully effective? I've learned that using a backup method can really help so if my bc pills are affected I'll use something else aside from condoms! [Smile]

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So, for sure, for your general health, time to up that water intake!

Like I said already, this should not have any impact on your BCPs.

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Ok thanks so much!!^_^
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