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Does having fishy breath automatically mean you have chronic kidney disease? 22 y.O. Female in good health.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Fishy breath
No - uremic breath is distinct and not exactly fishy - It is possible post nasal drip or sinus infection is responsible; I recommend frequent drinking, mints, mouth wash 3 x daily, dental brushing 2-3 x daily; of course, if concerned have a blood test.

In brief: Fishy breath
No - uremic breath is distinct and not exactly fishy - It is possible post nasal drip or sinus infection is responsible; I recommend frequent drinking, mints, mouth wash 3 x daily, dental brushing 2-3 x daily; of course, if concerned have a blood test.
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: No
There is no specific odor associated with ckd.

In brief: No
There is no specific odor associated with ckd.
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