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Doctor insights on: Normal Ammonia Levels

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Can low vitamin d cause muscle burning in my arms and legs? My levels are 26 normal are 30-100..Or high ammonia level 73 normal 11-32 ..Either of them

Can low vitamin d cause muscle burning in my arms and legs? My levels are 26 normal are 30-100..Or high ammonia level 73 normal 11-32 ..Either of them

Cause? Very Unlikely: Symptoms are only clues as to their complex origins & limiting thinking to only one or two molecules/issues, usual body mechanic approach (commonly promoted), is rarely wise or productive. If the ammonia concentration is elevated (by the 2%-98% range of the lab), this may infer liver problems (review http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/820298-overview); & careful: impulsive decisions rarely wise. ...Read more

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What would make your feces constantly smell like ammonia regardless of what you ate? My serum ammonia levels are normal.

What would make your feces constantly smell like ammonia regardless of what you ate?  My serum ammonia levels are normal.

Ammonia Smell: The most likely cause is a change in your intestinal bacterial flora. However, is it possible that the smell is actually from your urine? You can easily check. If not, try a probiotic mixture to "correct" your but bacterial population and see if that makes a difference. There are some other more serious conditions that may be at play, including liver and kidney problems, so i would follow up w/ md. ...Read more

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Ammonia blood levels normal is 11-32 mine was 43 i have gilberts syndrome as well anything to worry about? I have bad muslce burning but no weakness

Ammonia blood levels
normal is 11-32 mine was 43
i have gilberts syndrome as well
anything to worry about?
I have bad muslce burning but no weakness

Why an issue?: Not clear why you would have had a blood ammonia level, as this may be quite misleading if your liver studies are in normal range. Gilbert's is a normal genetic variation of no consequence, and is not a marker of disease. I am intrigued by your "muscle burning", which could be a sign of a small fibre neuropathy. Suggest, team conference with your doctors. ...Read more

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Husband has high liver ammonia levels, they stay normal when hes on lactulose but he hasn't taken it for a while. does he have hepatic encephalopathy?

Husband has high liver ammonia levels, they stay normal when hes on lactulose but he hasn't taken it for a while. does he have hepatic encephalopathy?

Need more info: Hepatic encephalopathy is diagnosed only by mental status. If he is confused, disoriented, or abnormally sleepy, probably he has it. By themselves, ammonia or other lab tests can help confirm encephalopathy but they don't make the diagnosis. Sounds like you should check with his doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you are having normal stool once a day without taking lactulose do u still nedd to take lactulose to control ammonia level?

Ammonia level: that depends on what your ammonia levels are. lactulose is used to help get rid of ammonia via the stool. Talk to your treating doctor about what your levels are, but do not stop any therapy until told so by your doctor ...Read more

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Im an alcoholic and recently was told I have high ammonia level and my GGT was high but everything else on my liver tests is normal? but sleepy

Serious issues: You have multiple serious health issues and should be seeing a primary care provider to coordinate your care. Your issues are not a suitable subject for this forum. ...Read more

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What does it mean for your ammonia level is high?

Evaluation warranted: Ammonia is a by product of metabolism by the liver. Elevated ammonia levels generally mean there is a problem with liver metabolism. Further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more