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3 Potential Fruity Odor on Breath Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. Unless treated quickly and aggressively, DKA can lead to coma and death.

    No lasting effects if treated quickly, but risk of death if not identified early.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), fatigue, nausea or vomiting, being severely ill, fever
    Symptoms that always occur with diabetic ketoacidosis:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome (Hhs)

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

    Within days with appropriate treatment.

    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
  3. 3.Liver Failure

    Acute liver failure occurs when the liver suddenly struggles to function properly or stop working completely.

    Treatment depends on the underlying cause of liver failure.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, pain in the upper right abdomen
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Fruity Odor on Breath

  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Are you feeling less alert than normal?
  • Q.Have you recently suffered from an infection of any kind including a cold or the flu?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Fruity Odor on Breath Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 7% Fatigue
    • 5% Chronically Bad Breath
    • 4% Headache
  • People who have experienced fruity odor on breath were most often matched with:

    • 34% Liver Failure
    • 34% Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome (Hhs)
    • 31% Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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