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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
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
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
Hi im 4 months pregnant & my natural hair color is starting to show so I was going to purchase ammonia free brown hair dye to dye my hair. Is this safe?
Ask your OB doc: I tell my pts to wait until they are out of the 1st trimester for any hair dyes that would be 13 weeks. ...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.
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
I'm pregnant I'm in my third trimester and I smell this strong smell of ammonia am I leaking amnotic fluid?
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
Took shower after it had been sprayed with bleach. City water treated with ammonia. Strong smell. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?
No harm done: No, you baby is pretty well insulated. Bleach serves a disinfectant. ...Read more
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
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
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
I missed two periods, then I recently had one, and now my discharge smells like ammonia. There is excessive discharge. I am for sure not pregnant because I am a lesbian, and we both tested negative for any STDs. I am so confused. Please help.
Poss. Vaginal inf.: You may have a possible vaginal infection that may require a MD visit to assess and treat. ...Read more
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 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
My nurse practitioner advised me to not dye my hair while pregnant but, is no amonia no peroxide hair dye considered safe to use during pregnancy?
See below: There is no contraindication to any type of hair coloring. ...Read more
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
Ammonia free hair: ...colorants are touted as "safer" and less harsh on the hair than those that are ammonia based. Regardless as long as you use them as directed and don't get them in your eyes, they are considered "safe." I suggest doing a "strand test" and scalp application before applying it to your entire head of hair. ...Read more
Poor oral hygiene: Is #1 cause for a bad breath. Breath that smells like ammonia or urine or has a fish smell can be a sign of chronic renal failure or helicobacter pylori gastritis. I don't think it is the case. See your PCP for evaluation and labs or your dentist for a professional cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more
Bad breath: Caused from poor dental health, and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see your dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more
Lab error possible:
The normal values listed here are just a guide. These ranges vary from lab to lab, and your lab may have a different range for what's normal. Your lab report should contain the range your lab uses.
15–60 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL)
21–50 micromoles per liter (mcmol/L)
*Blood drawn for ammonia levels should be kept on ice until processed, or false elevations may be reported. ...Read more