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Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

Extreme body odor can be smelled from far away Strong bad smelling urine Bad breath Saw Dermatologist Nephrologist Kidney is fine but smell is 24/7?

What do you do?: Body odor is caused either by something you eat or from bacterial breakdown such is axilla or other locations. Are you eating something such as garlic or other types of food that comes through your pores. Do you use deodorant or bathe at least once per day? These are routine suggestions. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I have pain in middle back right side. Developing over number of weeks. Worse at night. Very painful with deep breath. No urine problems. Swelling?

I have pain in middle back right side. Developing over number of weeks. Worse at night. Very painful with deep breath. No urine problems. Swelling?

Multiple causes: possible from kidney stone, lung infection, spinal disorders or gallstones among many other diagnoses. Best to see your doctor and he will decide on appropriate tests and treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How do I treat fruity breath... It smells like urine?

How do I treat fruity breath... It smells like urine?

See doctor: Sweet/fruity breath can be a symptom of uncontrolled diabetes. See your fp to be checked, especially if u r thirsty a lot, hungry frequently, urinate often, heal slowly. ...Read more

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My 9 year olds breath smells like urine. What could this mean?

My 9 year olds breath smells like urine.  What could this mean?

See ENT Specialist: He needs to be thoroughly examined by an ENT specialist to check for chronic sinusitis and gum disease. If he truly has "urine" like smell then he must have blood test done to check kidney function. Uremia causes such body odor. ...Read more

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Does it mean I have diabetes if my breath smells like urine?

Does it mean I have diabetes if my breath smells like urine?

Possible: It's possible but this is not a reliable way to diagnose diabetes. I recommend seeing your doctor and get a blood test done to figure this out the correct way. ...Read more

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After how long starvation can a healthy young adult produce ketones in breath or urine?

After how long starvation can a healthy young adult produce ketones in breath or urine?

Urinary ketones: Can appear with a matter of hours. The kidneys are very effective ketone filters and excreters. A healthy adult should not produce sufficient ketones to be noted in breath or blood. ...Read more

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My urine pH has dropped from 7.0 to 5.5, is this normal. (Shortness of breath and palpitations as well)?

My urine pH has dropped from 7.0 to 5.5, is this normal. (Shortness of breath and palpitations as well)?

Yes: Urine pH measures urine acidity and ranges from 5 to 7. Animal protein is the major source of acid in diet and will result in low urine pH. Vegetarians usually have U pH in higher range. Your symptoms suggest anxiety/hyperventilation which raise blood pH, and hence U pH. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old daughters breath smells like urine. What could this mean?

My 8 yr old daughters breath smells like urine. What could this mean?

Needs evaluation: It means that something's out of balance. Start with Dentist to evaluate for infection. Then see Physician to evaluate for systemic problem. Please call now. ...Read more

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Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

Is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

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 smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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When does a doctor order a breath test instead of a urine test?

When does a doctor order a breath test instead of a urine test?

Method selection: The method chosen (breath, blood, urine, etc.) depends on the substance being measured, how it reacts with the body (metabolites, etc.) the performance and availability of the test. Some substances are more easily detected by breath tests (e.g. alcohol, ammonia) while others may be concentrated in urine (most drugs of abuse.) ...Read more