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Does Cancer Have An Odor
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Everything smells.: But every person doesn't notice every odor. Everything that comes out of or off of a person's body will smell like something. But it won't always be noticed by every person. Different people have different opinions even when they smell the same thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Stds are tough to spot. That's why it's wise to use protection if you are concerned. At times, vaginal odor may be a female condition called bacterial vaginosis. That's not an std. Trichomonis is an std that infects the vagina (women) and urethra of men. In women, it may also cause a vag odor. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and other stds are not related to an odor. Be safe. ...Read more
Test interpretation: Allergy testing should interpreted along with patient symptoms. Allergy test demonstrates 'hypersensitivity' or potential to develop allergic reactions. Skin testing incorporates immune mechanisms and tissue factors to the positivity of the blood specific ige testing. ...Read more
Smell, yes, bad, no: Menstrual blood does have a "smell" like blood to those who are sensitive to it. A bad odor is not characteristic of normal menstrual blood unless there is one of three things present. 1.) A vaginal infection 2) A intrauterine(endometritis or pyometria(pus). infection. 3). An infected cancer of the cervix or vagina. All of these conditions require a GYN MD visit. ...Read more
Possibly: Vaginal cancer is extremely rare, but can cause discharge, as well as non-period bleeding from the vagina and pain when you have sex. More common causes of foul odor from the vagina include a yeast infection or sexually transmitted infection. You should see a healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment of any unusual discharge or odor from the vagina! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, abnormal sense: Chemo can alter the sense of smell and taste. Sour stomach due to increased acidity can also be a problem which may need antacids to correct it. Most of these effects are reversible after chemo has been completed. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure I have a yeast infection. But i'm not itching 'down there'. Does that mean i don't have a yeast infection?
Not necessarily: Urinary tract infections are caused by an infectious agent in the urinary system. This is usually a bacteria and usually is limited to the bladder (i.e. bladder infection). The most common symptoms are burning with urination and having to urinate frequently (or an urge to urinate). The urine is usually cloudy, a reflection of both bacteria and white cells that try to clear the infection. ...Read more
What causes white cells to show in a pelvic exam? Does that automatically mean I have an STD or could it be something else?
My toenail is thick why is that? It doesn't hurt or have any fluids nor does it have an smell? Can it be hereditary?
Even though i've had a complete total hysterectomy is it possible to have cancer with an abnormal pap (sil)?
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