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What is causing the fishy odor that comes from my sweat and urine ?

OK i don t understand if i have this tmau disorder or not because when i sweat i smell it and other people say they do also but when i don t sweat, i don t smell anything but others say they do. even when i bath i always smell it especially when im washing my bathtub. And it is of a strong fishy odor. even my urine smells also but i cant smell it but other people say they smell it every time i pee. but this never use to happen to me before. until i started puberty so i decided to see physician if i really do have this disorder or not and when my test came back my doctor say it came out negative as in i don t have it but he gave me some antibiotics thinking maybe that will kill off the smell but still nothing. so im wondering what is going on with me. i don t know if the doctor is wrong or maybe he didn t test it right or maybe i just have another kind of disease..can anyone help me? im a 15 year old girl and im moving to a new school and i want to start off without this problem i had with my old school.....somebody help me please
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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Sports Medicine Specialist 's  Response
TMAU is a metabolic disorder of enzyme flavin. The releaseof fishy odour is because of that.
As such there is no special treatment for it, but avoid taking fish, legumes,eggs,meat etc.
Also you can take mild antibiotics to wash off the bacterias inside the gut. Like Neomycin and metronidazole.
You can also take substances with activated charcoal. That may help you.
Answered: Wed, 3 Aug 2011
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