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My mum is 79 yrs old and for the past 11 days has had chronic diarrhoea she has visited her GP and a stool sample has been sent to be checked, in the meantime I have started to get a very strong smell of ammonia from her, It reminds me of peroxide and I was nearly smelling her hair thinking she may have had her hair permed, she has also had really bad abdominal pain and loss of appetite and breathlessness, how do I find out if she has high levels of ammonia, I am to believe that if she has it can be a sign of kidney or liver problems
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If only a stool sample was taken, I'm surprised her GP didn't do more because of her 11 days of symptoms.  That's a long time to go without some kind of relief.  Be sure the doctor is informed about her other symptoms of breathlessness, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and ammonia smell.  
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