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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Elevated Ammonia Levels In Blood

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Please tell me what can cause ammonia levels in your blood to fluctuate?

Please tell me what can cause ammonia levels in your blood to fluctuate?

Ammonia levels: They fluctuate normally depending on what you liver is doing and meds you are taking. Lets do 2nd opinion and find out more. ...Read more

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Dad is diabetic and takes metformin. He does really well with it. His blood sugar levels are normal. But what causes the ammonia in the blood?

Dad is diabetic and takes metformin. He does really well with it. His blood sugar levels are normal. But what causes the ammonia in the blood?

What about it?: Metformin doesn't cause problems with ammonia in the blood. If your dad has severe liver disease and high ammonia levels, he should not be receiving metformin -- and a variety of other drugs that can cause problems in patients with liver disease. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can high ammonia blood levels "73" cause muscle burning? I have severe burning in my legs and arms for no reason at all like if I am working out...

Can high ammonia blood levels "73" cause muscle burning? I have severe burning in my legs and arms for no reason at all like if I am working out...

Usually not...: ...The ammonia itself, but could be a contributing cause or related problem, like lactic acidosis--need to contact your dr. Asap for guidance or go to er for blood tests and to id cause. ...Read more

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What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

Nothing: I take it that your blood ammonia level was measured and your level fell below the "reference range". A high ammonia, especially if very high, tends to mean trouble. However, a low level just means you are even lower than most healthy folks. "treat the patient, not the numbers." best wishes. ...Read more

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Is a blood reading of 41 micromole liter high for ammonia levels?

Is a blood reading of 41 micromole liter high for ammonia levels?

Ammonia: It depends on the lab but around here that is a little bit high

low protein diet will help

underlying cause has to be evaluated! ...Read more

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Blood ammonia level was 38 is this a little high?

Blood ammonia level was 38 is this a little high?

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.
Adults:
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

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What can help my dad if he has a high level level of ammonia in blood?

What can help my dad if he has a high level level of ammonia in blood?

Lactulose and diet: Elevated blood ammonia is most commonly seen in patients with chronic liver disease. Ammonia is a breakdown product of protein metabolism. A low protein diet may help. Lactulose is essentially a laxative medication which is used to decrease blood ammonia levels. ...Read more

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What to do if my daughter's blood ammonia level in high stage. She can't to do anything now.?

What to do if my daughter's blood ammonia level in high stage. She can't to do anything now.?

Depends: High blood ammonia level could be from congenital metabolic conditions or acute liver failure. Inborn metabolic conditions can be cured by liver transplantation. In cases of acute liver failure, the underlying causes should be aggressively managed. ...Read more

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If your blood ammonia level is high can you smell it on your breath?

Yes in theory: But you get a different smell....around the patient. ...Read more

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I've had diaheria for two days and now its smells like ammonia and a little blood ive had a colonoscopy cause I been bleeding off and on for a year?

I've had diaheria for two days and now its smells like ammonia and a little blood ive had a colonoscopy cause I been bleeding off and on for a year?

Need moreInformation: Unfortunately there is far to little information provided to give you specific advise. Diarrhea often is due to a viral gastroenteritis unless this is a recurrent or chronic problem. What did the colonoscopy show? How often do you have bleeding? Is it a small amount or a large amount? Do you have hemorrhoids? A Online Consultation with with a HT physician may be helpful >http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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Can some 1 please tell me if blood plasma level of 73 ammonia is dangerously high? My doctor told me today it was mild but the e.R said that high....

High: It is an elevated level of ammonia that you are referring to. Whether it is dangerously high or not -- I've seen higher levels, but each level should be taken individually as some lower levels may be high enough in some folks to cause mental changes, whereas chronically elevated levels in other individuals may not produce the same symptoms just because the brain has been adapting to that. ...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

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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My ammonia level was 179. Toxins in blood. Sonogram shows enlarged liver. Does this mean I have liver cirrhosis as I was told. If so, what type?

My ammonia level was 179. Toxins in blood. Sonogram shows enlarged liver. Does this mean I have liver cirrhosis as I was told. If so, what type?

Cannot say w/o...: ...Much more history at minimum. However, if mucomyst (acetylcysteine) brings ammonia down and liver given chance to recover, can often improve function. Need to avoid any non-essential taxes to liver function--like alcohol and non-essential drugs/meds. Gi or hepatology (/liver specialist) can help guide management if not rapidly improving. ...Read more

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Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. Cause?

Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. Cause?

Possible UTI: Majority of UTIs are nitrite positive, however UTIs from so called "gram negative" bacteria such as enterococcus, staphylococcus, streptococcus are usually nitrite negative at urinalysis. These bacteria can be seen on microscopy & grown on bacterial culture. My advice is to get your urine cultured & have your primary care health provider prescribe some antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis and I'm decompensated. In a recent blood test my amonia level was 33. Should I be concerned or satisdied with this result?

Amonia: 33 doesn't appear to be very high, but it doesn't mean much, as some folks whose ammonia level is chronically elevated are able to tolerate it ok, whereas others who are not used to it, will not. Also, ammonia level tends to fluctuate and a spot check of 33 doesn't mean it's not changed since and is not higher now. ...Read more