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Does Lyme Disease Cause A Foul Body Odor
Celiac disease: Celiac disease can cause a whole host of problems, and is one of the great mimics. It can cause headaches, weight loss, anemia, infertility, abdominal pain. And some patients do complain of a change in their body odor. I would ask your doctor to check your blood tests for the typical antibodies associated with celiac disease, and if you carry the diagnosis, explore possible gluten contamination ...Read more
NO: Early lyme disease often causes symptoms such as fever (usually mild), fatigue, headache, muscle/joint pains, swollen glands & a bulls-eye rash starting within 2 days to a few weeks after being infected, but these symptoms may be brief & not everyone will have a fever. Once this early stage resolves, many other symptoms eventually develop, but fever is not a common symptom of chronic lyme disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Vaginal cancer is extremely rare, but can cause discharge, as well as non-period bleeding from the vagina and pain when you have sex. More common causes of foul odor from the vagina include a yeast infection or sexually transmitted infection. You should see a healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment of any unusual discharge or odor from the vagina! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Yes it does, like a fishy odour, specially on the breath called uremic fetor. ...Read more
Is a fishy smell only on your period normal or does it indicate an infection such as bacterial vaginosis?
Could be BV: It is possible to have an overgrowth of gardnerella (causative bacteria of bv) during the menses, which resolves afterward recurrently each cycle. The steep drop off of both Progesterone and estrogen can produce an environment more hospitable to gardnerella than during the other weeks of the cycle. Get checked for BV while not on period to see if treatment w antibiotics could be indicated. ...Read more
Different things: I'd like more information. Is this an odor that's been persistent, or just appeared recently? Is this an odor that only you're aware of, or other people have noticed? Do you have any other medical diagnoses (such as diabetes)? Barring common issues such as hygiene or diet changes, some causes of a new sour odor include hormonal imbalance or possible infection. ...Read more
Several: The foul odor is due to a combination of factors, not the least of which is stagnant pus in a cavity with decay due to the inflammation. Investigators at the univ. Of va showed many years ago that anaerobic bacteria may be causing sinusitis, and these organisms produce fatty acids and other materials which may be malodorous. Create drainage, irrigate, use antibiotics, treat allergies. ...Read more
Bladder infection: Foul-smelling urine can come from a bladder infection or even from certain foods that we eat. Stds do not usually effect the bladder and i wouldn't think they are responsible for the foul-smelling urine. More than likely it is from a bladder infection. Vaginal infections can sometimes have an odor as well and may be difficult to distinguish from odor caused by urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 yr old daughter's urine has a strong odor. It doesn't really even smell like normal urine, it is difficult to describe. What could cause the odor?
Hydrocephalus: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Funny smelling urine is often hard to use as a diagnostic criteria; in fact, most guidelines recommend against using the smell or color of urine as part of clinical evaluation, as it is very subjective. What you are looking for are symptoms; pain/burning or fever (for infection), or large increase in urine output, increase in thirst, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain (for dka). ...Read more
Does hydrocephalus cause your pee to have a strong smell and does it cause your body odor to be strong too?
No: More likely to be due to medications. ...Read more
Smell, yes, bad, no: Menstrual blood does have a "smell" like blood to those who are sensitive to it. A bad odor is not characteristic of normal menstrual blood unless there is one of three things present. 1.) A vaginal infection 2) A intrauterine(endometritis or pyometria(pus). infection. 3). An infected cancer of the cervix or vagina. All of these conditions require a GYN MD visit. ...Read more
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