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Doctor insights on: Does Cancer Have An Odor

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Does cancer have a smell?

Does cancer have a smell?

It can: Some trained dogs can smell out melanoma and some other cancers. It not likely that humans can diagnose cancer by smell, at least not an early cancer. ...Read more

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Does fart always have an odour?

Does fart always have an odour?

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 more

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Why does my yeast infection have an odor? Is this normal?

Why does my yeast infection have an odor? Is this normal?

If malodorous: it might not be a yeast infection. Yeast usually has no odor (or occasionally a mild odor). ...Read more

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Does an IUD cause cancer and infection?

Does an IUD cause cancer and infection?

No: It also has no associated 'hormonal' effects. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst ever cause you to get vaginal itching and discharge?

Does an ovarian cyst ever cause you to get vaginal itching and discharge?

No.: Bacteria and yeast are common causes of vaginal itching and discharge. An ovarian cyst would not be related. Talk to your doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms and then get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Can I "smell" an std? Is a foul smell an indication of it? Any more indicators?

Can I "smell" an std? Is a foul smell an indication of it? Any more indicators?

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

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Does anyone out there have a yeast allergy by testing that doesn't have symptoms?

Does anyone out there have a yeast allergy by testing that doesn't have symptoms?

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

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Does menses blood smell or have a bad odor?

Does menses blood smell or have a bad odor?

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

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Does vaginal cancer cause a foul odor down there?

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 more

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Does chemo cause you to have a sour smell?

Does chemo cause  you to have a sour smell?

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

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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?

The only way to : know for sure is to check for yeast. It can easily be seen on a slide under the microscope. ...Read more

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I have hs-crp of 4.8 does that mean cancer or could it be obesity?

I have hs-crp of 4.8 does that mean cancer or could it be obesity?

Risk factor for: Heart disease. A hscrpof higher than 3 is one of the risk factors for heart disease. Obesity may be one cause. Please consult your doctor for a fasting lipid panel and develop a diet and exercise plan to improve your health and reduce your risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Does urine supposed to have an odor when having an uninary tract infection?

Does urine supposed to have an odor when having an uninary tract 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

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What causes white cells to show in a pelvic exam? Does that automatically mean I have an STD or could it be something else?

What causes white cells to show in a pelvic exam? Does that automatically mean I have an STD or could it be something else?

Many things: White cells are part of the immune system and the immune system is active in the vagina. So the mere presence of white cells is not diagnostic for an std. Other things, like symptoms, discharge, etc come into play. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely: a thick toenail can occur from repeated trauma or fungal infection. Either way the nail root is affected and consultation with a podiatrist is best for treatment options ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a yeast infection without discharge or odor?

Is it possible to have a yeast infection without discharge or odor?

No odor with v D/C: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. So in short: yes. ...Read more

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Even though i've had a complete total hysterectomy is it possible to have cancer with an abnormal pap (sil)?

Even though i've had a complete total hysterectomy is it possible to have cancer with an abnormal pap (sil)?

Yes: You can have dysplasia of the vaginal cuff. In most hysterectomies the cervix is removed, despite this dysplasia can develop at the vaginal cuff. This left untreated could lead to cancer. ...Read more