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A 20-year-old female asked:

Sensitivity to smells at ground floor of hospital. stomach instantly cramps as i arrive for lunch (only cramps at hospital) no migraines. no preg?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
ANXIETY: I believe it is not about sensitivity to smell but your anxiety disorder. Clearly you associate the hospital with a stressful experience and you have a physical reaction to the anxiety. Nausea is a common reaction to anxiety along with light headedness or dizziness. I strongly recommend seeking consultation of a mental health professional.
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Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibilities: Could be anxiety, but need to consider other possible factors as well. Is there anything else different in your routine on the days you are at hospital? More coffee? Less food? Sinus problems? You have "no preg?"in your question- so if there is a possible pregnancy please test to get your answer to that question. Pregnancy can give alteration in smell sensitivity. See your MD to get evaluated
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020


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