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why do i smell something like burning that is not there

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
See ENT: Could be a variety of problems including chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and so on. See an ENT doctor for exam and workup. Could also be a nerve issu ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus infection?: Have her looked at by family doc to check for infections in and around the nasal cavity that could change the smell sensation... If nothing found, wo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Smell: Altered sense of smell may be caused by infection. Have seen descriptors from rotten smell etc. My only suggestion see physician and have sinuses eval ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: I'd be much more concerned that there's something wrong with your house than with you. Many house fires start because of electrical problems behind th ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Uti's produce a sense of urgency and sometimes that is the only symptom in women, so see your md of choice.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Levin
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye: Most common cause of foreign body sensation is dry eye. Otc artificial tears usually do the trick. However, if you were doing any activities recentl ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge: You are not static but dynamic and therefore living tissue changes second by second. Having a daily discharge can be normal as long as it does not itc ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Temporal lobe?: This could be a rather uncommon type of seizure called temporal lobe seizure. You can check with a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Blockage: Consult your doctor. You may have ablockage of your esophagus.You may need an esophagram and possibly be scoped.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Colon
26 years experience Urology
See your PCP: See your pcp and he can obtain a urine culture and sensitivity. If indeed it is an infection you may need treatment.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Vaginitis: Usually yeast infection but can be bacterial or even trichomonas vaginitis or STD. See your family doctor or obstetrician gynecologist for specific d ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Typically : Typically asthma causes cough, shortness of breath, and a wheezing sound from the lungs. Coughing up yellow or green sputum is typically not a charact ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible infection: Infected urine can have a really bad odor. Asparagus causes a particular type of malodor, however, i doubt that you are eating asparagus all the time. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
19 years experience Family Medicine
Infection is likely: The most common cause of burning with urination is a urinary tract infection. This diagnosis can be quickly confirmed in the office with a simple uri ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Discharge: Odorous smell isn't always a cause for concern. Sometimes it can be just temporary. However, we do think of yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Discharge: This could be leukorrhea - a normal vaginal secretion that is clear to white. It increases with pregnancy. It does not cause itching, redness or pain. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Urinary frequency : Yes, you need to see about getting your urine examined for possible infection
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marek Walczyk
39 years experience Psychiatry
Anticipatory anxiety: It looks like you have "anticipatory anxiety", one of the common type of anxiety disorder, All depends how long is this been going on? If more then ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety can: Give us a feeling of disconnection from reality. Having said that it is important to get evaluated by a mental health professional. We need to stay ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
A few possibilities: Yeast still might be possible; it can be difficult to confirm with testing, and some yeast strains are resistant to usual treatments. Maybe allergy (e ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menopause: Low hormones might make intercourse painful. Pleasure with intercourse is external for women. Most comes from stimulation of the clitoris. Check wi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mucous: Perhaps you have a mild allergy and mucous is thick and needs to be spit up. Or you might have exudate from the tonsils. These are harmless white yel ... Read More
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