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If adult female detects an ammonia smell in her urine,

should she worry about this...
If adult female detects an ammonia smell in her urine, should she worry about this sudden development.
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11/18/2010
Dr. Arun Phophalia
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Greetings.

Are there any other symptoms like increased frequency of urination or burning urination?

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Other than a bloated, gaseous, feeling in my stomach for the past week, no. It is painful, but I just noticed the ammonia smell.

Hello,

An ammonia swelling in urine can be due to;

1) concentrated urine (decreased intake of water or increased alcohol or caffeine drinks which cause dehydration) or

2) Infection or

3) Both.

You may consider doing following;

1) Drink plenty of fluids/water.

2) Cranberry capsule extract (available at health stores without prescription) or Cranberry juice.

3) Avoid alcohol and caffeine drinks.

4) Wipe yourself from front to back

5) Pyridium; this is over the counter medication which is urinary analgesic and take away the pain associated with the infection (if you have any).

Following may help you in bloating and gaseous feeling;

1) Avoid

a) Cabbage

b) Beer

c) Legumes

d) Cheese

e) Beans

2) This may help;

a) Bismuth subsalicylate

b) Activated charcoal

c) Simethicone; (Maalox, Mylanta); Simethicone causes gas bubbles to break up.

d) Beano; contains an enzyme (alpha-galactosidase), which helps to breakdown certain complex carbohydrates.

All are available without prescription.

Avoid foods that appear to aggravate symptoms. These may include milk and dairy products, certain fruits or vegetables, whole grains, artificial sweeteners etc. But this is based on the personal observation for the aggravating food.

Discontinue the following if you do them;

1) gum chewing,

2) smoking,

3) drinking carbonated beverages, and

4) gulping food and liquids.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I am drinking a lot, but guess the seltzer I tried was not the best beverage. I cannot go to drugstore. Although you mentioned to avoid dairy products, might yoghurt help in this case. Anything I should look for to detect infection, rather than just bloating?

Hello,

I agree, yogurt may help as it does in certain individuals and this as we discussed, one need to be the best judge by personal observation. Fever, increased frequency of urination and burning are the other symptoms of UTI. You may consider getting a urine test done or test the urine yourself by self testing kit for infection.

It is pleasure and privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun

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