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Normal Ammonia Levels
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
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
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
Ammonia level was elevated @48 (normal range 3-37) all other labs normal. Previous ultrasounds & cts were normal. Is this something to worry about?
Ammonia level: No. Non specific and i would not worry about it. ...Read more
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
Is an ammonia level of 41 umol dangerously high all other level test within normal range except ALT 87?
No: It's a marker for illness, not a dangerous level in itself. ...Read more
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
My blood ammonia level is 97 mcg/dL (lab range 27-102 mcg/dL). My complete metabolic panels are always normal. Is this ammonia level considered high? Is it high enough to cause encephalopathy?
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