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Strong smelling urine and sulphur smell from the skin due to psychogenic factors - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi there i have been having ver strong smelling urine and now there seems to be a sulpher smell coming from my skin??i have hypothyroidisum have been losing hairmy skin is horriblethe tips of my fingers ache
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   it almost smells like a box of matches
User :   27 female
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   last three days
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   have been VERY stressed out
User :   not really
User :   a fever
User :   hot flushes
User :   im on 100mg daily
Doctor :   Do you have burning sensation while passing urine?
User :   thyroxine
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have increased frequency of urination?
User :   my hands and feet feel swallon
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   um not really
User :   normal
Doctor :   Are your periods normal?
User :   no
User :   they never have been
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor for these problems?
User :   im a single mum of twins havent had the time as yet
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain.
Doctor :   Your symptoms may be related to the psychogenic factors.
Doctor :   Probably due to the increased stress.
Doctor :   However, if these symptoms continue to persist you may have to be evaluated.;
User :   i do not understand
Doctor :   Hi
User :   how do i fix it
User :   hello sorry
User :   im sick of smellin like this
User :   my hands look yellow
Doctor :   Have you understood till what I have suggested?
User :   im on cod liver oil
User :   vitamins
User :   yes
User :   what phyc fact
Doctor :   I shall suggest a few measures that can help you.
User :   am i really sick
Doctor :   1. Continue with the multivitamin pills.
User :   i dont have time to be
User :   oh and liver detox..?
Doctor :   2. A good healthy diet and regular sleep is equally essential.
User :   i realise that
User :   what does phychosenic mean
Doctor :   3. You may need to include physical exercise, breathing exercise, meditation, yoga and other mind relaxing exercise for the better management of stress.
User :   i walk my dog twice a day for an hour or two and run around afer the boys
Doctor :   Psychogenic refers to somatic cause, in simple terms they refer stress, anxiety and other psychological factors that affect the mind and the body.
User :   if anything im under weight
Doctor :   It is important that you control these factors.
User :   im sorry but i knew all this already
Doctor :   4. If in spite of these measure, if the problems persist, then you may need evaluation.
Doctor :   That would include few tests on the blood and the urine.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   so why is there a smell coming out of my pores
Doctor :   Smell from the body can occur in the presence of infection,
User :   i have implants as well
User :   and they have shrunk down to nothing
Doctor :   Rarely the smell of the body can also be related to the food that one consumes.
Doctor :   A few other medical illness can also cause bad body odour, but those causes are extremely rare.
User :   which are
User :   i think i may have to talk to a endo dr
Doctor :   Since your symptoms are very vague and multisystem, the probable causes may be related to the psychological causes then organic causes.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   i guess
User :   havent really gotten a straight answer but thanks
Doctor :   The few medical conditions that can cause body odour include diabetes, typhoid infections
User :   i have hypothirod
Doctor :   gastrointestinal illness, scurvy.
User :   that what im worried about
Doctor :   Hypothyoridism is not the cause body odour.
User :   i know
Doctor :   Hyperthyroidism may be related to increase perspiration which may cause the odour though.
Doctor :   But your symptoms are short to suggest any of these illness.
User :   waste of money
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