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My stool smells strongly to ammonia for a period of 2 month,

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My stool smells strongly to ammonia for a period of 2 month, disregarding what kind of food I eat. What could this mean?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to justanswer and thank you for your question.

Well, there are few possibilities for such ammonia like smell of stool for such long time. It should not be ignored and have to be evaluated by doctor.
The common causes are-
1. Bacterial overgrowth in intestines.
2. Chronic kidney disease.
3. Liver related disease.

The most common cause is bacterial infection in stool.
You should add more fiber to your diet, and take plenty of fluids. Take fresh fruits and more of vegetables, Avoid fast food and beverages. You can check that if smell goes away.Avoid chocolate, peppermint, fatty foods, coffee, and alcoholic beverages.Avoid beans, cabbage, and carbonated beverages.

If dietary changes doesn't help, then you should see doctor, they will go for stool test, blood tests and clinically examine and find the cause.

I wish for your good health .

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Dr Robert.
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