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Bad breath is a reasonably common symptom that may be the simple result of poor dental hygiene. However, different types of breath odor can also indicate certain types of serious medical conditions. For example, a "fruity breath odor" is one of the characteristic symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis, which can be fatal within hours or days. Another example is a "fecal breath odor" which can indicate certain types of intestinal blockage. Have any breath odor symptoms examined promptly by a medical professional....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Bad breath as a symptom include:
An offensive, foul breath odor resulting from a variety of causes such as poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infections, or the ingestion of certain foods.
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Subtypes of Bad breath:
Medical Conditions associated with Bad breath:
Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath odor (133 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Odor symptoms (148 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Odour symptoms (148 causes), Breath Odour symptoms (44 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Bad breath:
Body odor (43 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Odor symptoms (148 causes), Fruity breath, Hallitosis, Acetone breath, Bitter almond breath, Dental caries (61 causes), Respiratory tract infections, Diabetes (212 causes)
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