Ammonia in urinalysis

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12773 tn?1328916786 The ammonia smell is in my nose and nowhere else, not not urine, not my skin, Its strange. And I drink 8 - 10 glasses of water a day.
Avatar f tn i did douch tonight thou for the very first time in my life cause i thought it might help the ammonia smell. do u know what antibiotics might be subscrbed for this infection? also i do have hpv. . . would this contribute to the ammonia smell? i saw whaere u posted one day u thought u might b having preg symptoms. . . what is ur current status? i am on my pda so its hard to type. . . please overlook the mispelled words. . .
Avatar m tn If you had no past tests - you could have had HCV any time for any length of time. YES - HCV does cause Neuropathy in some people. I have incredible pains in my legs, hands and feet - lower back and neck - plus connective tissue pains. Whether it was caused by HCV or the TX for HCV - it's really no different. But it is common in patients with HCV. I have been diagnosed with Neuropathy.
192055 tn?1263559137 When I started to have the problem, I went to the doc and he said it just may be sinuses and sent me on my way... but never went away. I went to the doc while I was in Basic Training in SC... then went to GA for 4 months... back to FL for a few months (where i use to live) and now I am in NC.... never went away so I don't think it has anything to do with sinuses...?
Avatar n tn Cystitis/Urethritis shows with mucus in the urine along with the strong odor, usually like ammonia. Urine is cloudy and smelly. The white particles may be crystals being expelled by the kidney that are precursers to kidney stones. A urinalysis and a pH to check for acidity is a good place to start.
Avatar n tn Sometimes, dehydration or an infection can cause the quantity of ammonia in urine to increase and this can increase the odor of urine. You will need to have a urinalysis done to check for any bacteria or abnormalities in urine. Further management depends on the results of the urinalysis. Ensure that you keep your fluid intake over 2000 ml and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
Avatar n tn Posted By Tracy on September 01, 1998 at 16:38:22: In Reply to: urine oder posted by Earl on September 01, 1998 at 00:39:40: Question please, what makes urine have a ammonia type smell? thanks Earl Sounds like a possible UTI (urinary tract infection)you should see your Doctor for urinalysis. This is usually treated easily with an antibiotic prescription.
Avatar m tn Hi, Usually in diabetes you must be aware that ketone bodies are generated and these are excreted via urine which gives a sweetish odor to urine. Talking about ammonia in the urine; usually strong smell of ammonia comes when a person is dehydrated. However I recall that you mentioned that the color is fine. So this did not seem as a possibility to me. Have you done a urinalysis in the recent future? If you haven’t I think it is a good option to have that done.
Avatar n tn Not an alcoholic, in fact I rarely drink, but after drinking for 2 nights in a row, had hematuria. Since this was the third episode in one year, I went to my internist. I neglected to tell him at the time that I have noticed a few times in this past month, my face and ankles appearing to be greenish in color. My weight fluctuates by ten to fifteen lbs per day due to edema. He ordered a CT which showed an area 3 cm x 6.4 cm of diminished density.
Avatar n tn increased ammonia in urine - occurring as a result of dehydration or a bladder infection, infection with trichomonas vaginalis, hypermethioninemia, and Trimethylaminuria. As the last two are uncommon conditions, it would be better to rule out the initial two causes. If your urine is very pale yellow, it is unlikely that you are dehydrated. However, it would not hurt to ensure that fluid intake is maintained over 2000 ml.
29837 tn?1414538248 Don't know much, have read little, about ammonia levels. But if you read the post in a thread started by Pluggin Away yesterday he makes reference to ammonia levels, brain scatter (great term) and lactuose. Just a few threads down. Take care.
Avatar f tn Due to the process that is going on in Miss Emma’s kidneys, you may see fluctuations in the values at a given point in time. I am never surprise to see the values change at different rates. However, one explanation for the decrease at the emergency clinic and the increase at your veterinarian’s office may be variation in the lab machines between the emergency two places.
Avatar n tn I have only seen Candida Albicans yeast once in 16 years of practice and that was in a dog's ear. If you have ever had a urinary tract infection you know how annoying and painful they can be. Please have a urinalysis performed on a fresh urine sample from your dog, and give her the appropriate antibiotic's prescribed by your vet.
Avatar f tn We have never had a problem with them using the litter box or even sharing it. I suspected that one of them wasn't using the litter box, which is in the basement, because I could smell cat urine in the basement even when the cat box was clean. I saw our younger cat who is 5 yrs back up to my sons guitar and wiggle his tail....he sprayed . What would cause a neutered male to start spraying? How do I break him of it? I think I'll take him to the vet for a check up and urinalysis.
152660 tn?1291759171 and you have to use a cleaner w/an enzyme in it to get rid of the ammonia, etc, so your cat can't smell the urine any more and continue to want to use the same areas. What also was occurring in this episode was this cat felt she had no area of her own-make sure your cat has her own "territory" w/ her own climbing toys, window look-outs, etc, and adequate litter pans-esp in the offending area. Of course the vet visit to rule out any health visits, too!!
374652 tn?1494815035 It may not be complete but I hope it helps-------A prebiotic is a substance that will selectively foster/enhance/give a growth advantage to those bacteria in the intestinal mix that do not produce ammonia amd other toxins, but rather live of the offered prebiotics - mostly undigestable carbohydrates- and produce actually substances, like certain fatty acids that nourish the intestinal epithelial cells/ improving the intactness/functionality of that critical layer..
Avatar n tn Bad Breath (strong like ammonia) frequent urination with the same smell low CO2 levels anion gap at 11 really bad headaches Did I mention bad breath lower back pain blood in my urine (I can't see it but each urinalysis shows it) I think I have chronic renal failure but my BUN and creatinine levels come back low. My doctors think it renal tubular acidosis. I started taking pills to lower my body PH but so far I don't feel better.
Avatar f tn +For+SEVERAL+yrs+my+urine+has+been+fairly+dark+with+strong+ammonia+odor+sometimes.+1+1%2F2+Yrs+ago+I+had+slight+pressure+but+no+pain+when+urinating.+About+a+week+later+I+had+high+temp+and+that+night+noticed+severe+amount+of+blood+in+urine.+Went+to+doctor+3+days+later+%26+urine+specimen+looked+like+blood+specimen.+The+only+test+performed+was+urinalysis.+Dr.+said+bacterial+infection+gave+cipro+750+mg+%26+sent+me+home.+CONTINUED+w%2F+bleeding+for+a+week.
Avatar f tn +For+several+yrs+I+have+had+dark+colored+urine+that+has+strong+ammonia+smell+sometimes.+1+AND+half+yrs+ago+I+had+pressure+when+urinating+but+no+pain.+A+week+later+I+ran+high+temp.+That+night+I+noticed+large+amount+of+blood+in+urine.+Went+to+dr.+3+OR+4+days+later.+Only+performed+urinalysis+and+told+me+bacterial+infection.+URINE+specimen+looked+like+blood+specimen.+CONTINUED+to+bleed+for+another+week.
1916673 tn?1420236870 ALT (15 - 84 U/L) ALT stands for Alunine aminotransferase, which is an enzyme found mostly in the cells of the liver and kidney, but also in much smaller amounts in the heart and muscles. Increased results suggest liver damage, severe shock, toxin ingestion, Cushing's disease, acute or chronic hepatitis and/or pancreatitis among other secondary and primary conditions.
2147300 tn?1369693288 Prior to dx I had noticed a change in the color of my urine. It was of a darker tone and had a particular odor about it. I had recognized this prior to my first dx and tx back in 2003. I sensed something wrong and kept track of changes in diet and habits but could not put my finger on it. I suspected elevated alt and ast as the color would be dead liver cells my body was ridding.
Avatar n tn The other thing that was making me think that perhaps you have a point with the ketoacidosis, is that when I begin to do a speed walk or run, halfway through I get this feeling like I want to close my eyes and go to sleep, like my steam runs out fast. Could this also be due to a drop in glucose in the blood? What kind of test do you recommmend I go for to find out about this.
317787 tn?1473362051 Lactulose is also used to reduce the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with liver disease. It works by drawing ammonia from the blood into the colon where it is removed from the body.
Avatar n tn My husband thinks she is jealous of our other cat and me because she goes where I have been playing with the other cat. She has peed on the sofa, chair and a huge pillow in the living room; on the sofa in the family room and on my side of the bed. Last night she did it on the sofa while I was sitting there with the other cat. My husband is saying she will have to go but I cannot do this. I keep her in the spare room downstairs and she does fine.
Avatar n tn I have recently over the past 2 years experienced an increase in a very strong musky body odor. It happens even after I take a shower or bath. No cologne or fragrance can mask it. I have been to many doctors including an endocrinologist, however no treatment has worked. I have tried antibiotics, and numerous other medications, however nothing seems to work. This odor is so strong that even when i sweat very little, the odor can fill a large room.
3060903 tn?1398568723 I was unable to understand anything, could'nt give my birthdate or even answer how many fingers were held up. I was in emerg for 8 hours before they let me go. My question is this, could this have anything to do with my hepatitis C? I didn't have any input really from the doctor. Could I have been dehydrated? Any comments?
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Avatar f tn Also, my urine had a very ammonia like odor to it and often was orange in color. If my symptoms improved it would go back to normal. At first I thought I had the flu and had so much going on I just tried to get through it. After a week I felt a little better but within days I got sick again. By the third time I was back at the ER. I was diagnosed with a Kidney Infection and high fever. I was sent home with antibiotics.
Avatar f tn People don’t typically get problems with ammonia levels until late in cirrhosis; this typically takes many years, although there are exceptions to this. The best thing you can do is to refrain from alcohol; we’re told this can accelerate damage. You’re family doctor will be your gateway to management; share your concerns with him, and he/she will order the first set of tests called ‘antibody tests’.
Avatar n tn the reason why i asked if you have been on antibiotics is that it upset the flora in your system,like it wiped out the good bacteria which keep the yeast in check. most people will restore the balance by taking aciphil bacteria either thru yogurt with live culture or acidphil pills. If you want to take yogurt,skip the dannon **** and go to a good health food store and buy it from them.