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I Smell Ammonia All The Time
I smell bleach or ammonia (something on that order) several times a day, several times a week. Any thoughts?
Phantosmia: There are sinus issues that can cause smelling something that is not there, as well as brain tumors and seizures can sometimes do this. Smelling something that is not there is called phamtosmia. See a doctor and see what is going on. Read more
Been having a lot of very light yellow discharge that is very wet. Sometimes it smells fishy and other times it smells like urine or ammonia. Why??
My little girl. Her age one year and three months. Her stool smells like ammonia it is the first time I notice that?
My pee smells terrible (like ammonia)! I've been having extra urgency and frequency. I go at least 2 times at night. Is it my IC or something else?
I had a tubal ligation done seven years ago. I have noticed the last three years an amonia smell around the time I will start my period.
Bacterial vaginosis: Foul smelling discharge needs to be evaluated. The most common cause is a nonsexually transmitted overgrowth of bacteria called bacterial vaginosis. Testing for other sexually transmitted disease may need to be done as well. This vaginal odor is not related to having your tubes tied. 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
What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers? I'm quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia
Possible infection: The symptoms suggest an infection. You will need to see a health care provider for evaluation. Read more
I have this strong smell of ammonia about once a month which I'm experiencing at the moment, what could this mean. Help Please?
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
Common in runners: Ammonia comes from the breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. It is made up of hydrogen and nitrogen. The body breaks down protein and converts it to glucose to use as fuel and nitrogen is the waist product. Nitrogen is usually converted to urea by the kidneys and excreted (pee'd) out. If the kidneys can't handle the load it is eliminated out the body through sweet. Read more
Too Little Water: You probably are not taking in enough water to make up for what you lose through sweating while exercise. Carry a water bottle with you and make sure you keep hydrated. If it persists with that, let your md know - it could be a symptom of something else going on in your body. Read more
What could be causing my urine to have a strong ammonia smell? This has lasted about a week already
Possible UTI: Given you gender and age, this could represent a urinary tract infection (UTI), which is usually associated with urinary frequency and burning. In addition, the ammonia smell of the urine could represent breakdown of urea in the urine to ammonia. You should see a physician to have a urine sample taken for examination and culture. Read more
I have been having a few vaginal issues. I have been having an itch, and this bad odor, sometimes fishy and sometimes it smells like ammonia.
Possibly BV: You might have a vaginal infection called Bacterial Vaginosis. I recommend seeing a clinician who can examine you, evaluate your discharge, order tests if needed, and prescribe you appropriate treatment. Take Care! Read more
I just went to change my tampon. I went through the tampon and into the pad. Why does it smell like ammonia and not just a little, but very strong.
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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