Fruity Odor on Breath Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your fruity odor on breath symptoms, including 3 causes and common questions.

  1. 3 Possible Fruity Odor On Breath Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

3 Possible Fruity Odor On Breath Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced fruity odor on breath. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Liver failure

The liver is a large and important organ in the right side of your belly, just under your lower ribs. It is responsible for countless functions from clearing toxins to processing nutrients to producing vital blood proteins. As a result, liver failure can cause a wide array of symptoms, but the mos...

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Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, is a serious complication of diabetes.

If the body does not have enough blood glucose (blood sugar) available for energy, it will burn fat instead. This forms ketones in the blood. If the ketones build up, the blood becomes too acidic and can...

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Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (hhs)

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a very serious sudden complication of type 2 diabetes in which blood sugar is dangerously high.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: nausea or vomiting, being severely ill, severe fatigue, fruity odor on breath, frequent urination

Symptoms that always occur with hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (hhs): being severely ill

Urgency: Emergency medical service

Real-life Stories

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Submitted Stories

Sugarcane smelling breath

My daughter, age 3, has a sugarcane smelling breath since she was 2. She drinks water & urinates frequently. Almost every time her lips are dry. But other than this, she is an active & playful lovely kid. We have tested her urine. She was negative for kidney & diabetes. Again, we have tested her blood (RBS). It was 91.The physicians said she doesn't have diabetics. But we are worried that we don't know what is causing the sugarcane smelling breath and frequent urination. She has had bacterial infections several times. Please help us. God bless you.

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Fruity Odor On Breath

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Have you recently suffered from an infection of any kind including a cold or the flu?
  • Are you feeling less alert than normal?
  • Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Have you felt excessively thirsty?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Fruity Odor On Breath Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced fruity odor on breath have also experienced:

  • 7% Fatigue
  • 6% Chronically Bad Breath
  • 4% Headache

People who have experienced fruity odor on breath were most often matched with:

  • 35% Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • 35% Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome (Hhs)
  • 30% Liver Failure

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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