This question was answered on Mon 22, Mar 2010 11:00pm by Dr Rowena S, MD

My period blood has a strong ammonia-like smell. i just began taking diet pills that boost my metabolism. Is this normal? should I be concerned??

    
Asked by akintheaf (Female; 22; UNITED STATES ) on Mon 22, Mar 2010 09:15pm

My period blood has a strong ammonia-like smell. i just began taking Hydroxycut that boost my metabolism. I also am anemic. Is this normal? should I be concerned??

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Answer by Dr Rowena S, MD  on Mon 22, Mar 2010 11:00pm:

Hi, Welcome to the forum! Body waste fluids such as menstrual fluids or urine often form free ammonia gas and volatile amine compounds from urea, uric acid, and amino acids through bacterial and enzyme action. According to literature, menstrual cycle has effect on the patterns of metabolism of nitrogenous waste materials such as ammonia. Other factors such as taking the contraceptive pill or the amount of protein in the diet are also contributory. If you have been taking supplements to boost your metabolism, this is more likely. To some, raised levels of ammonia in the blood from time to time is also seen due to errors in the metabolism of nitrogenous wastes. This is seen especially after puberty with the onset of menstrual cycles. Aside from this, there is also evidence that olfactory perception can change during the menstrual cycle. Some odors are perceived as more complex during the ovulatory period and are processed more rapidly at that time. This is why some manufacturers of sanitary or absorbent pads reduce these odors by controlling the pH or changing the composition of the pad. If this persists and if you are anemic, it is best that you check with your doctor. A complete blood count may be done to see if there is a need to supplement with iron or modify your diet. Take care and do write us back if you need more clarifications. Best regards.

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Comment by Dr. Srivastava on Tue 23, Mar 2010 12:32am:
Hi, I completely agree with Dr Rowena in this regard. Nitrogenous wastes are constantly excreted through various blood secretions including sweat, urine, stool and even menstrual blood in females. Secondly, old menstrual blood may get degraded to nitrogenous wastes and turns brown. I would like to add an awareness point to you which I came across, "On May 1, 2009, the FDA issued a warning to consumers to stop using Hydroxycut products, due to 23 reports of serious health problems associated with the use of Hydroxycut."-courtesy Wikipedia. Hydroxycut is a stimulant so it may have enhanced your olfactory sensation as an over all effect to the entire body leading to increased perception of noxious odors. It causes insomnia; jittering and high blood pressure etc. I would advice you to consult your family doctor or nutritionist before opting for such products which claims to provide you unexpected results. May be these products prove to be beneficial but usually carry a set of side-effects which may be serious in some cases. Hope this helps.

Comment by a_shrader on Sat 05, Jun 2010 01:51am:
I have the extremely strong smell of ammonia during menstratiom....and the insomnia & tend to have high blood pressure.....but no diet pills (b/c of the bp)....is there a way I can naturally balance my body?

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