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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Yes it does, like a fishy odour, specially on the breath called uremic fetor.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
13 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to ... Read More
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I'm so sorry: I know exactly what you mean. The steroids thin out the collagen in the skin and the stretch marks are ever more exaggerated. You need the advice of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: It depends on the extent and type of the kidney disease,and the level of vitamin D.if severe kidney disease need a different type of vitamin because c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
Diabetes: Diabetes, chronic infections and hypertension would top the list.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Indirectly: Garlic tends to lower body cholesterol and inflammation, thus blood flow to kidneys may improve slightly by keeping arteries to kidneys somewhat clean ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Heavy Metals: The extent of kidney damage caused by heavy metals depends on the dose, route and duration of exposure. Cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), platin ... Read More
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