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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?

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Dr. Scott Kreiner
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.
Last updated Jun 25, 2017

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