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liver failure to convert ammonia into urea?

Postby Linn » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:34 pm

If the Kidney and liver seem to be functioning ok. (standard tests confirm)
What would be causing ammonia odor of body fluid/urine.
Is there something else doctors should test for?
also, could intestine problems somehow be a factor?

PS: I have researched this and am at dead end. :(
My only thought is it is arginine deficiency.
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Postby Linn » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:50 am

either no one knows the answer like me or I asked a dumb question :oops: :lol: :lol:
Its kind of important as these are real symptoms of someone I know whose health is deteriorating , and primary doctor does not know or care to find out the answer either. Well google turns up nada so I must go to the library to research perhaps in med books :?
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Re: liver failure to convert ammonia into urea?

Postby alifeforhorses » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:01 am

I know sometimes what you eat can change the odor of you urine especially certain things have a strong effect
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Re: liver failure to convert ammonia into urea?

Postby MichaelXY » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:22 pm

NH3 is converted to urea by the Urea cycle which occurs in the liver. I suppose an enzyme disorder could be an issue. Argininemia usually becomes evident by about the age of 3 so I think you can rule that out. To much ammonia can be dangerous, I would say, go to another Doctor.
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