Strong smell of ammonia in urine

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Avatar f tn Odor Changes Urine normally doesn't have a very strong smell. If you get a whiff of something particularly pungent, you could have an infection or urinary stones, which can create an ammonia-like odor. Diabetics might notice that their urine smells sweet, because of excess sugar. In the past, doctors would actually taste urine for this sweetness to diagnose diabetes. Some foods can also change urine odor. Asparagus is among the most notorious.
Avatar n tn I am overwright but consider myself athletic. I can smell the ammonia in my nose and on my breath. I've had blood work done and my liver function is normal, ammonia levels normal, blood glucose and a1c is normal. I have been diagnosed with non -alcoholic fatty liver and I have insulin resistance. Anything would be helpful!
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. The ammonia smell in urine as described by you, sometimes occurs in kidney diseases, when it is described as fishy smell. If the liver is decompromised it cannot metabolize the waste products hence there is an elevation of blood ammonia levels resulting in increased excretion in the urine. Also, increased levels of ammonia may also be seen with gastrointestinal bleeding, where the blood cells are haemolysed in the intestines, releasing protein.
9704378 tn?1553729792 Are you smelling ammonia? If it's an ammonia smell, you're probably not changing diapers often enough. Urine breaks down and turns to ammonia after many hours of being exposed to air - and it's harmful to the baby's skin. Although sometimes a diaper is "full" of urine before it can be changed, that shouldn't really be your strategy - that's too much of your baby sitting in old urine to be healthy.
Avatar f tn Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! The smell of ammonia in the urine comes from "urea". Bacteria that contaminate the urine will convert chemicals in the urine into smelling chemicals that are responsible for the distinctive smell, such as ammonia. You can give his urine sample for testing. With a kidney stone chances of infection are high. Some foods like proteins cause the excretion of nitrogen compounds (ammonia and urea). Hence these foods can be reduced in diet.
Avatar f tn So, a bit of TMI. I'm 8wks with my first and am noticing a strong ammonia smell when I use the bathroom and my belly is pretty hard and bloated. Anyone else experienced this? I plan to call my Dr tomorrow and also have an appt for my first ultrasound on Friday. Hoping I just need to drink more water but def really worried until I can see a Dr.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Ammonia smell in urine could be due to bacterial infection in the urinary tract without regular symptoms of UTI, dehydration, consumption of red meat or high protein foods. I would suggest that you get a urine analysis with culture and visit a urologist for further confirmation. Best.
Avatar m tn Urinary bladder infection and kidney infections do produce strong smelling urine. Another reason is dehydration. Strong ammonia smell is due to protein breakdown. However you must look at causes for the urine leak. One commonest cause is stopping the stream flow before complete bladder evacuation—some urine remains in the penile urethra. This should be milked out. Any amount of urine left on the undergarments will eventually smell.
121828 tn?1333468091 Does anyone know what makes the guinea pig's urine smell so much like ammonia? I can't stand the smell, I'm so sensitive to it. I feed her pellets, apples, lettuce, celery,.....maybe something is more contributing?
Avatar n tn Hypertension itself causes kidney damage if inadequately controlled and certain medications have been known to cause damage to the kidney tissue as well. Strong smell in the urine can be due to dehydration, protein in urine (due to high BP), increased ammonia in urine (dehydration or infection), or due to certain metabolic disorders.
Avatar n tn s water supply may use a lot of ammonia or bleach to purify it. In my town, they use so much you can smell it right out of the tap. When you intake this, it is filtered out through the kidneys and down the urinary tract during urination, but your body will find other ways of getting it out too, like sweating or during ejaculation. Drinking bottled water should prevent this, if that's the case with your husband.
Avatar n tn Your sweat and sebum in the vulva can ferment urine so that the natural ammonia mixes with the secretions and bacteria to produce this ammonia-like scent. I have found success wearing only cotton knickers and went from pantyhose to thighhighs. Also, a very dilute white vinegar warm water wipe down of the vaginal lips, especially around the urethra (pee-hole) and under the clitoris helps, but I would caution you to do this gently. Scrubbing will irritate and make it worse.
Avatar f tn Urinary bladder infection and kidney infections do produce strong smelling urine. Another reason is dehydration. Strong ammonia smell is due to protein breakdown. Please discuss this with your doctor. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn You need to drink more. Highly concentrated urine can smell like ammonia.
Avatar n tn Hi so I have problem... every few days my urine smells so strong that it make me ill. This has been going on for a few years. I do not have any STD's and have had a few different urine checks in the past few years with negative results. I do not feel pain or bloating . My urine turns my light colored undies dark and my dark undies get bleached out in the crotch. This is getting old. I am 31 years old. I stay hydrated but find i am very thirsty all through the night.
Avatar n tn I have that ammonia smell too and some wetness on my pantyliners. This is something new that just started happening to me. I did a search, which I shouldn't have done because it said a fistula! This sometimes can happen after a hysterectomy. I will be calling my doctor tomorrow if I still have it today. Madge reassured me that it could also be the stitches dissolving, which makes sense. hcora - have you had your hysterectomy yet?
1472092 tn?1286842470 I know from what I've learned excessive thirst is a major symptom of diabetes, but not sure about the urine smell. mayo-clinic and web-md both offer symptom checkers or you could just look up adult onset diabetes (it's the peds version of type 1) and smelly urine on either. Hope this helps!
680807 tn?1304500187 It seems that the smell of urine is a strong indicator for diabetics, the ammonia smell in a diabetic is usually due to dehydration, so yes not drinking enough can be the reason for your urine smelling like ammonia. There are other causes too, and i would hope that it wasn't just assumed to be because you have diabetes and that you have had tests to rule them out eg urinary track infection. This lists common causes
Avatar m tn My doctor thinks I'm crazy... Says if I had enough ammonia in my blood to smell it in my nose, I'd have serious mental issues. I always thought ammonia was a later stage cirrhosis issue and not an early warning. I didn't have this problem when I was drinking more. It has only developed during (slow) withdrawal. I know lots of fats come out of your liver during alcohol detox and I'm hoping this is just a artifact.
Avatar n tn My urine has a very very strong ammonia smell and my vaginally gets a dead animal smell i don't have std never have I'm not on birth control i did suffer from chronic urinary.
Avatar f tn This issue is now beginning to affect my social life and any life outside of my house doors. Going into the public creates anxiety, knowing that the smell of ammonia follows me. If anyone has any answers it suggestions please comment.
Avatar m tn When these waste products are not expelled from the body, they create the product of ammonia. Too much ammonia can lead to disorientation and swelling of the brain. If your problem is liver related, you will need to go to a gastroenterologist for exam and bloodwork to measure what is in your blood - including ammonia levels and your liver enzymes. I have had a liver biopsy 2 years ago and found out I had the cirrhosis.
Avatar f tn I have had since i was a baby very strong smelling urine (ammonia smell) and i am getting it very very strong again, as a baby i didn't have the sort of baby nappies (diapers) as normal babies have, min smelt strongly og ammonia and i also suffered with constipation my mum used to say it was like putting a nappy (diaper) on a rabbit becasue all she had to do was shake the pellets into the toilet, must have come as a shock when she had my brothers.
Avatar n tn Urinary bladder infection and kidney infections do produce strong smelling urine. Another reason is dehydration. Strong ammonia smell is due to protein breakdown. There are some bacteria in the gut that produce hydrogen sulfide gas. Sometimes this gas is produced in such huge quantities that the sulfide oxidase enzyme in the wall of the gut is not able to oxidize all of it and convert it to thiosulfate. Hence the gas enters the blood stream and gets filtered by kidney into the urine.
Avatar n tn i lay in the bed and it hits me in the face really strong. y co workers complain of a strong urine smell coming from me. I have secluded myself to y home cause everywhere i go people say i smell like urine. i went to the car the other day and when i reached my arm to open the door the smell hit e in the face again. when i go near trash the smell gets worse. i wear 100% cotton panties, shirts. breathable clothing no matter what the smell is there.
Avatar n tn I found this post while searching because as I have aged, starting in my 20's, sometimes the smell of my skin and nose smell differently in different ways,usually a weird bready-chalky smell. I have found out that that means I have a candida infection, which is not just a yeast infection in the way an internist would define it to us ( which is a parasite infection-usually it's explained as 'microbial' ) Today i am very itchy and smell funny and well, it's a long story.
Avatar n tn Lately when I urinate, it smells very strongly, but not of ammonia or of any of the other common complaints; more like animal urine (a very strong urine smell). I drink a lot of water, urinate regularly, and have no other symptoms. What could this be, should I be worried?