Diabetic ketoacidosis smell

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Avatar n tn There are ancient Chinese practitioners who diagnose internal bodily conditions based on the smell of urine. Does anyone know of a good book or website that teaches or directly advises what these smells indicate? I think it's a lost practice and I am very curious to explore.
Avatar m tn Ketoacidosis Diabetic Ketoacidosis Thyroid Problems: Liver disease Basic blood lab testing (CBC and CMP) as mentioned above is a good place to start. I hope this helps you out.
Avatar n tn I have noticed recently that there is a sweet smell of my urine and I would like to know if this could possibly have anything to do with diabetes. I have diabetes and at the moment it is out of control. I am having a lot of high-blood sugars, if this is ketone related, should I not be losing weight, instead I seem to feeling both heavier and bloated. If you can please answer this I'd be most appreciative.
Avatar f tn She has always been tiny so she isn't losing weight that I am aware of and doesn't seem to have any other symptoms. My husband is a type I diabetic so I am a little concerned. We did randomly check her blood sugar and it was around 120 and didn't seem too bad. Is there a need to have the pediatrician check her out?
Avatar m tn Short-term bad breath may be associated with tonsillitis, gastroenteritis, acid reflux, diabetic ketoacidosis, or sinus infection. Chronic halitosis may be caused by poor oral hygiene, gingivitis (gum disease), oropharyngeal infections or a dental abscess. I suggest you to get it examined from an ENT specialist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn ( I don't know about the sweet smelling pee but with ketoacidosis there is a fruity or wine smell to the breath. Ketoacidosis can be very dangerous and life threatening. Google it and look at the American Diabetic Association's page to see if your daughter has any other symptoms.
Avatar m tn At night I have noticed my husbands breath smell of a sort fruity smell. He does sometimes have low blood sugars during the night and have to get up and eat something.
Avatar n tn If your skin is sweet fruity smelling and you have full-blown, uncorrected diabetes it can lead to ketoacidosis [DKA], the body has little or no insulin. DKA if left untreated can lead to diabetic coma or death. If your levels are within acceptable ranges you need to get blood work performed as there are a number of disorders which can cause a fruity/sweet smell on the skin.
1422878 tn?1284588193 If you think you have diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) you need to go to the ER. This is a possibly life-threatening situation.
Avatar n tn Short-term bad breath may be associated with tonsillitis, gastroenteritis,acid reflux, diabetic ketoacidosis, or sinus infection. Chronic halitosis may be caused by poor oral hygiene, gingivitis (gum disease),oropharyngeal infections or a dental abscess. Bad body odor is caused by smell of bacteria growing on the body. These bacteria multiply rapidly in the presence of sweat, but sweat itself is almost completely odorless.
1327535 tn?1295231211 Although rare in t2 diabetics, the possibility of diabetic ketoacidosis, a life threatening complication, may have surfaced. Get off the computer and call your doctor now.
Avatar n tn eating a new diet like increased quantity of meat or asparagus, taking Vitamin supplements (specially Vit B), urinary tract infections, diabetes mellitus including diabetic ketoacidosis. As diabetes and UTI also cause urinary odor, it is good for you to immediately go to a doctor and get yourself checked for the above conditions. Both of them cause increased frequency of passing urine and so one ends up dinking more water.
Avatar f tn This can progress to a serious complication called diabetic ketoacidosis. Testing the urine is one way to check for ketones. You can pick up urine test strips at your local drug store. Just follow the instruction to do the test. If I remember right if the test strip turnes pick you have ketones in your urine, plus the strip tells you if there is blood, glucose, and a couple other things. But If I were you I would go get checked out just incase. I hope this helps.
Avatar f tn On the other hand, the way you describe the odor sounds like products called 'ketones', which cause a sweet odor during diabetic ketoacidosis. Ketones are formed under certain conditions when alcohol is ingested; this is taken from Wikipedia: In alcoholic ketoacidosis, alcohol causes dehydration and blocks the first step of gluconeogenesis.
Avatar n tn I am almost afraid that I have some chemical imbalance or err like a rotting organ. I wonder what it is. I can smell it right now and I can[t tell if I am exhelling the odor or I am perspiring it from my pores. Where is House when you need him?
Avatar f tn Full blown and un-treated diabetes may lead to a condition called ketoacidosis. When this happens your skin will taste sweet and produce an instantly recognizable pungent odor. Diabetics using insulin may get a smell like acetone. And then a change in diet eating foods like eggs, garlic, onions, liver, red meat, fish, processed foods, legumes, fried foods, curry, or spicy foods too much will produce strange BO's.
Avatar n tn Something needs to be done before you have to call 911 to treat diabetic ketoacidosis. I have been hospitalized for this 7 different times, each time being admitted to the icu. As soon as the vomitting start, I head straight for the emergency room because I have done this a few times and I know when its starting to get bad. I start to fell like I cant breathe. then I start vomitting. I also agree that the doctor doesnt seem to know what hes doing.
Avatar n tn But I never have passed out, came close a few time due to sock from a few injuries. Diabetes has fruity or sweet chemical smell with ketoacidosis, however my husband had an acuity ammonia smell. A fruity odor to the breath occurs as the body attempts to get rid of excess acetone through the breathing. This is a characteristic sign of ketoacidosis, which may occur in diabetes, and is a potentially life-threatening condition.
1388299 tn?1279744504 It generally indicates that you are running dangerously high blood sugars, which put you at risk for DKA. (Diabetic Ketoacidosis).You don't say what your blood sugars are. If they are 300+ you can try and bring them down by doing (careful) insulin corrections. If you aren't able to bring them down you should call your doctor. Also drink a lot of water to keep from getting dehydrated. If you start to feel ill, vomiting, etc, you need to go to the ER.
Avatar m tn Is severe fatigue a concerned issue for a diabetic patient with high numbers..
Avatar m tn If you are on Vitamin supplements especially Vitamin B supplements urine can have a strong odor. Also in some medical conditions like diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis, urine does have a strong odor. Do increase your daily intake of water to around 8-10 glasses a day and see if the smell decreases. Also do let me know if you have any other medical condition or have any other symptoms beside this. If you are on any medication do let me know.
Avatar n tn Hello fidget, I am not a medical professional. My input is based on experience I have in caring for my 10 year old son who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. First of all, I have heard (and read) that there are those who have hypoglycemia and never develop diabetes and then there are those who go on to develop diabetes.
Avatar n tn Yeah, I don't think it's the acetone...I am a Registered Nurse and worked the ER for 7 years...I have smelled ketoacidosis and this is not it. But I like the way you think ;) But you're right, his sugars are out of control. He often "dumps" his sugars because of too much insulin administration. He follows a sliding scale the Dr. gave him and on occasion winds up nearly passing out because his sugar dumped to 32! (I have honey on hand at all times!
Avatar n tn This is cause by an excess of dimethyl disulfide and should definitely be a case for going to the doctor. If the smell is a more fruity smell it may be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a potentially acute emergency. An ammonia/salty fishy smell is a sign of renal failure. All of these are signs that should be taken very seriously.
1098760 tn?1266451497 I'll address only the odor part. What exactly do you mean by "odor of infection"? Is he a diabetic or has he recently been tested to rule it out? Ketoacidosis has a characteristic sour smell. Diabetes has a definite impact on mood as well. Ketoacidosis can also occur in people with severe carbohydrate restrictions, since he's vegetarian, I doubt this is the case since such a diet is usually very high in carbohydrates. Yet you say hardly eats.
1468090 tn?1289097010 i went to family dr today and he said i am pre diabetic,and that my good cholesteral was good but my bad cholesteral was bad.is the chiari doing this or is it just my rotten luck?
Avatar f tn I understand you are scared, but I am more concerned that you could end up in a diabetic coma or that you could end up with diabetic ketoacidosis. Both of these things can kill you. You go ahead and call 911 and let the medics deal with your mother if she wants to start yelling at you. The consequences of not taking care of this are too great and are worse than a tongue lashing by a mother who isn't listening to you.
Avatar n tn You have an unusual case of diabetes where due to stress (primarily stress) your blood sugar rises extremely rapidly and free falls to the point where you are all experincing diabetic ketoacidosis. The ketones are feedingoff you fat and muscle tissue and liver and creating a harmful and digustingly noxious odour of rotten fish. You may have gotten tested and the doctors may tell you that you are fine, but you really are not.
Avatar n tn shtml The site mentioned above tells of a 10-day-old boy who is thought to perhaps be the youngest diabetic pump user in the world. Now, within 10 days or so, he may be one of the youngest diabetics, also. When babies are born, blood work is routine, and diabetes could be discovered easily within days as the newborn's health is evaluated carefully, as apparently happened to the boy listed above.