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I get exposed to low levels of r717 anhydrous ammonia at work. Is this pretty dangerous while pregnant?

I get exposed to low levels of r717 anhydrous ammonia at work. Is this pretty dangerous while pregnant?

Ammonia exposure: Depends on how low the levels. Best to get away from exposure of any noxious fumes. Talk to osha about exposure safe levels. Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Im10 weeks & 6 days pregnant is it okay to dye my hair with ammonia free colorant?

Im10 weeks & 6 days pregnant is it okay to dye my hair with ammonia free colorant?

Variable thoughts: There seems to be differing opinions regarding the use of hair dye while pregnant. Some doctors indicate that it is likely safe (especially after first trimester). Other doctors recommend no unnecessary contact with chemicals during your pregnancy. I would be concerned w bleaching before hand & ammonia, peroxides & other chemical ingredients. Read more

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Is a smell of ammonia and yeast infection a sign of pregnancy?

Is a smell of ammonia and yeast infection a sign of pregnancy?

NO: The smell of ammonia and a yeast infection does not correlate with a sign of being pregnant. Read more

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I bought a box hair dye kit (revlon- ammonia free) is it safe to use during pregnancy? I'm 14 weeks.

I bought a box hair dye kit (revlon- ammonia free) is it safe to use during pregnancy? I'm 14 weeks.

Decrease risk: I would avoid hair dyes or any other avoidable chemical while pregnant. I would not trust any of it. There is no one that can prove it is safe, nor will they test it. The risks outweigh the benefit for sure. Read more

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At parents house for 3 days. Town water treated with ammonia that pitted their copper pipes. 29 weeks pregnant. Harmful?

At parents house for 3 days. Town water treated with ammonia that pitted their copper pipes. 29 weeks pregnant. Harmful?

Not to worry...: There are thousands and thousands of things around us that are harmful if taken in large enough amounts, but we can't live a life of worry. Wouldn't worry about city water in america. Read more

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Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant. I accidently poured bleach into my toilet bowl with urine. Urine contain ammonia. Would it harm my unborn baby?

Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant. I accidently poured bleach into my toilet bowl with urine. Urine contain ammonia. Would it harm my unborn baby?

No: Obviously, this was a mistake without consequences to the fetus at this point. The advice is similar to former President Bill Clinton's response to smoking marijuana, "he didn't inhale" As long as you didn't inhale the vapors for a prolonged period of time and exercised that handle on the side of the toilet to flush, no worries. Please tell your treating OB MD of this question for his/her advice. Read more

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Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant. I accidently poured bleach into my toilet bowl with urine. Urine contain ammonia. Would the bleach and urine interaction harm my unborn baby?

Hi, I am 27 weeks pregnant. I accidently poured bleach into my toilet bowl with urine. Urine contain ammonia. Would the bleach and urine interaction harm my unborn baby?

No: It's nice to have a clean toilet. Most toilet bowl cleaners contain bleach a similar ingredient. It's fine to pee in a cleaned toilet. Better than having a dirty bathroom. Read more

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What's that odor down there? I was wondering about the possible cause of an odor. I'm 31 weeks pregnant, but this has been going on since before then. My panties always smell very strongly of ammonia. I got checked and am negative for all STDs and stis in

What's that odor down there? I was wondering about the possible cause of an odor. I'm 31 weeks pregnant, but this has been going on since before then. My panties always smell very strongly of ammonia. I got checked and am negative for all STDs and stis in

Please: Please be sure you have had cultures taken to be sure there isn't an infection. It certainly sounds like an infection. Please have your doctor see you again and check your urine and have cultures taken to rule out infection. This is especially important when you are so far along with your pregnancy. If you had pain, leaking, or fever then you need to be seen as an emergency. Read more

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I'm not pregnant, have a clear discharge & foul odor (ammonia). My cervix feels like it is dilating, stomach is distended and legs are swollen. Advice?

I'm not pregnant, have a clear discharge & foul odor (ammonia). My cervix feels like it is dilating, stomach is distended and legs are swollen. Advice?

Swollen legs: Seek medical attention today. Would also repeat HCG or get a blood HCG. You may have vaginitis, PID, ovarian pathology, along wtih GI pathology or even a clot. There is limited information. Please seek medical attention today at doctor, ER/ urgent care. Read more

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I cleaned mirrors with amonia & later I used some bleach on them. I stayed there for only a few secs but will this be dangerous? I'm 5 weeks pregnant

No: If you didn't get a face full of horrible nasty chloramine gas, then you're good. The usual mishap is that someone has the idea to pour the two together. Read more

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I smell ammonia

I smell ammonia

See your doctor: During protein metabolism small quantities of ammonia is formed rapidly converted to urea and excreated in the urine, if pathway is interupted by excessive production or deminished conversion one may smell ammonia, due severely impaired liver or kidney disease, need urgent medical attention, before toxic effects on nervous system sets in. Read more

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Is walking ammonia contagious?

Is walking ammonia contagious?

Mild case: Walking pneumonia is a non-medical term to describe a mild case of pneumonia. It can also be called atypical pneumonia because the disease is different from more serious cases of pneumonia caused by typical bacteria. They are all contagious. Read more