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What are keytones?
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the presence of keytones in the bloodstream
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Ketones are substances that are produced when fat cells break down. They can make the blood too acidic (ketoacidosis).
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I am not pregnant and have had my bloods done and I am not anaemic and have no thyroid problems however. I am getting frequent dizzy and nausea spells. Today I was at a cuss party and felt so disorientated I could see where I wanted to go but with all the kids running around I was too dizzy and had to make my way outside. I get spells where I am very warm and feel faint and nauseous . This particularly concerning me as I have a three month old baby and am afraid I will fall done the stairs or have an accident holding him. At time I feel very tired and I was wondering could this be diabetes?? I am currently bleeding when I go number twos on the toilet and the doctors say it is due to a fissure that will heal up. It's been two months and it's not healed which has also made me think if Diabetes. Can someone please help and advise me. I feel like I am pestering my doctors and telling them what tests to do but I just can't go in like this x
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keytones  are a by product of the body using fat as a power source.  Keytones can also be produced when BG is very high.  Very high keytones can lead to death.
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To Boodles

Diabetes is a disorder of excessive sugar in the blood, the only way to diagnose it is with a BG (blood sugar) test.  I would recommend seeing another MD I dont think your current one is taking  your problem seariucly.
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A keytone is an organic compound produced when the body does not have enough insulin available to process excessive glucose in the blood. These have a "fruity" odor and can be smelled in the urine, where they are excreted. The fruity smell is a hallmark of out-of-control diabetes.
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Don't know if you had your blood count before or after the fissures but you should have it one again. Perhaps anemic from blood loss. I agree with diabetes88 you should see a doctor who is taking your symptoms seriously. See a metabolic endocrinologist for a thorough exam for diabetes. See a metabolic not reproduction endo.
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