Ammonia smelling stool - Doctor answers

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What would cause stool to have an ammonia like smell?

What would cause stool to have an ammonia like smell?

See below: Ammonia smelling stools can be attributed to bacteria overgrowth or nitrogen being insufficiently digested or improperly metabolized. When food is insufficiently digested, the non-absorbed food can then become food for harmful bacteria, or just putrefy, in the gut. Either of these leads to toxins being released in the body. ...Read more

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My husbands got chrons disease. Lately his stool had a strong smell of ammonia. Why is that?

My husbands got chrons disease. Lately his stool had a strong smell of ammonia. Why is that?

Curious: This could be due to a fistula between the bowel and bladder allowing urine to pass in to the stools. This is a surgical problem. Rarely liver disease can cade this. Time to see the doctor! ...Read more

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What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

Not sure I can: Help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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My little girl. Her age one year and three months. Her stool smells like ammonia it is the first time I notice that?

My little girl. Her age one year and three months. Her stool smells like ammonia it is the first time I notice that?

Foul smelling stool: Ammonia smelling stool may be seen with constipation as is due purification of protein due to overgrowth of intestinal bacteria. A change to a high fiber and drinking more water may be necessary ...Read more

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Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?

Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?

More likely GI flora: You are in distress and high gad65 ab can cause brain effects. Environmental influences possible. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, processed foods, dairy, grains except quinoa, and sugar.Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and some wild caught fish. Check 25-oh vit d. Eat 6 equal meals a day followed by relaxation breathing for 5 minutes, and mild exercise for 10-15 minutes. Read kelly mcgonigal. ...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?

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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What are the symptoms of enterovesical fistulae? Would it make your urine smell like feces and/or stool smell like ammonia? Would u feel "poisoned"?

What are the symptoms of enterovesical fistulae? Would it make your urine smell like feces and/or stool smell like ammonia? Would u feel "poisoned"?

Fistula: Most commonly, recurrent uti's, fouls smelling urine, fecal material or fiber in the urine, passage of air during voiding, abdominal pain may or may not be present. You may feel very sick or not at all. ...Read more

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Lately for the last few months I have noticed that my stool has a strong urine odor. I can't say its ammonia but for lack of a better word, "pissy".?

Lately for the last few months I have noticed that my stool has a strong urine odor. I can't say its ammonia but for lack of a better word, "pissy".?

Need it checked: It is possible that you have an intestinal infection that causes this. You need to see your physician who can obtain tests to clear up this problem ...Read more

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What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

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. ...Read more

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My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?

Unlikely: A severe infection such as adenovirus before the immune system has matured at about 2 mo. Puts a great strain on the body's metabolism, likely sufficient to raise the ammonia level. It most likely will disappear as he recovers. The lactoferrin just indicates that he had significant inflammation of his intestines from the adenovirus. Urine for organic acids is a good metabolic screening test. ...Read more

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48 hr post 10 day amoxil (amoxicillin). Stool runny (melted milkshake consistency) w very strong ammonia odour. Bacterial overgrowth (what possible types)or c.Diff?

48 hr post 10 day amoxil (amoxicillin). Stool runny (melted milkshake consistency) w very strong ammonia odour. Bacterial overgrowth (what possible types)or c.Diff?

Maybe: If the diarrhea is mild then it may be antibiotic-associated diarrhea from change in the normal flora of the GI tract. Probiotics will often help with this. If the diarrhea is severe, watery and malodorous then c diff is a possibility. ...Read more

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His stools from mineral oil and probiotics now are very runny and painful and this evening smelled of ammonia. Horrible diaper rash as well.

His stools from mineral oil and probiotics now are very runny and painful and this evening smelled of ammonia. Horrible diaper rash as well.

Runny stool: Treatment of constipation with mineral oil can result in runny stools. It is unlikely that probiotics are contributing to runny stool. Ammonia smell in stool likely due to urine mixed with stool. Diaper rash is due to contact with runny stool. Diaper rash will resolve with use of diaper cream containing zinc oxide. ...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.

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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I have bad breath odor that smells like ammonia and/or feces. I was tested negative for halitosis, negative for sinus or tonsil problems and GI tested?

I have bad breath odor that smells like ammonia and/or feces. I was tested negative for halitosis, negative for sinus or tonsil problems and GI tested?

Bad breath: Many things can contribute to bad breath. It usually helps to brush the roof of the mouth and tongue. Better yet is to get a tounge scraper to clean the surface of the tongue, where lots of bacteria tend to accumulate. Patients with gum disease often have oral malodor. ...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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Why does my urine smell like ammonia?

Why does my urine smell like ammonia?

AMMONIA: Could simply be a concentration issue. Work on drinking enough to make 1.5-2 l urine/day if you're heart and kidneys can tolerate that much input. ...Read more

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Can mono cause ammonia levels in your liver to be high?

Can mono cause ammonia levels in your liver to be high?

Ammonia levels/mono: In very rare cases, mono can lead to liver failure with elevated ammonia levels.
That is why the liver tests are often monitored in the course of mono in selected individuals. ...Read more

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I mixed bleach and ammonia and breathed it, is this bad?

I mixed bleach and ammonia and breathed it, is this bad?

It isn't good.: Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose & throat, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, chest pain/ burning, fluid in lungs, muscle weakness, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, pneumonia, & can be fatal. Air out the area. Get fresh air. Get emergency care if you feel ill from effects. ...Read more

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What to do if I mixed bleach and ammonia and breathed it?

What to do if I mixed bleach and ammonia and breathed it?

Get fresh air.: Ventilate the area. Get emergency care if ill. Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose & throat, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, chest pain/ burning, fluid in lungs, muscle weakness, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, pneumonia, & can be fatal. ...Read more