A 32-year-old male asked:
what liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet..for several yrs.?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease.
Answered on Oct 15, 2020
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