- Breath odor:
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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
causes of Breath odor.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Breath odor. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Breath odor as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Breath odor may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Breath odor. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Breath odor 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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The list of organs typically affected by Breath odor may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Breath odor mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Breath odor. Of the 133 causes of Breath odor that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Breath odor' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Breath odor based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Breath odor, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Breath odor:
Medical Conditions associated with Breath odor:
Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Odor symptoms (148 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breath odour symptoms (44 causes), Odour symptoms (148 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Breath odor:
Odor symptoms (148 causes), Body odor (43 causes), Dental symptoms (886 causes), Dental hygiene, Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Reflux, Acidic taste in mouth (59 causes), Taste symptoms (94 causes), Poor dental hygiene, Dental disorders, Tooth decay (91 causes), Dental plaque, Tooth abscess (7 causes), Tooth infections (8 causes), Gingivitis, Gum disease, Periodontitis
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