A 25-year-old female asked:
Started smelling sweet odor in the bathroom weeks ago. at first thought it urine, but now i've realized stool and rectal mucus also sweet. what?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 27 years experience
Check Blood Sugar: The sweet smell you are describing can be worrisome for ketoacidosis. A finding that can occur in diabetics. While this is not clearly the diagnosis, you should see a physician as soon as possible to have blood work checked.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 25, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.