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Headaches Smell Blood
When I have headaches I tend to always smell blood. Like this morning I woke up out of my sleep because I smelt blood. I found no blood. What is it?
Aura: What you describe is an aura. An aura is a scent, a feeling, or an activity of the body that warns you are about to have a migraine headache. This allows you to take medication to abort the migraine before it can cause you a lot of pain, nausea and discomfort. You should see your doctor to see what medication to take to stop your headache when your aura occurs. This is not something to fear. ...Read more
I am suffering with headache since 4 yr.now I'm getting bad smell blood come out from my nose. Please can you please suggest me.?
The left half of my nose has felt blocked for a while now and every so often I can smell this sort of blood smell. I get bad headaches. Should I worry?
I smell blood while EXHALING through my nose. Sometimes it is accompanied by a headache. Is this okay? Am I just dehydrated?
It depends: A lot depends on how long the symptoms have been present. Temporary smell disorders are common after upper respiratory viral infections, sinusitis, use of nasal sprays. If persistent you should see and ENT specialist. If the exam is normal you should go to a clinic specializing in Taste and Smell disorders to have formal testing done. ...Read more
Lousy all day. Weak. Also, blood in mucus in morning when I wake up. Green mucus also when I wake up. Bad smell lingers in nose. Headaches occasionally?
Sinus infection?: It sounds like you may be suffering from a sinus infection. Make sure to check with your doctor about this. You may need antibiotics, depending on how long you've been suffering. You can try rinsing your sinuses using a neti pot (buy from the pharmacy) with sterile water and salt packets, to see if this helps. ...Read more
I have gaping holes in my arm pit that smell and are other making holes... what is it? Also, may be causing a head ache... did it get in my blood stream whatever it is?
Holes in arm pit: This may be a condition called hidradenitis. There are effective treatments. I recommend seeing a dermatologist or rheumatologist. I would be happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more
Dizziness, headache, slight nausea and I smelled blood once. I've been doing mentally taxing work. Could that be it?
Uncertain.: It's uncertain whether strenuous work might cause the symptoms mentioned. However, of concern is mention of the feeling of hopelessness. It might represent significant depression which merits a medical exam and possible treatment. In addition, Aleve (naproxen) and Ibuprofen (NSAIDS) can cause salt retention, stomach ulcers and kidney damage. See a doctor for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more
No: Blood is a good medium for bacteria to grow and the normal bacteria in and around the vagina is what causes the odor. Change pad and tampon(tampons may cause a serious bacteria infection) often, every 2 hours for heavy flow. Wear cotton panties and unscented pads. Shower twice daily and trim the hair around the vagina ...Read more
It shouldn't be..: There is always some/slight odor to the menstrual blood, but foul odor suggests a possibility of infection--vaginitis/vaginosis. A retained tampon is often the course of very foul odor even without menstrual flow. If you have pain as well, then more severe infection such as endometritis/pelvic inflammatory disease etc. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Polyps?: Allergy sufferers that have headaches and altered sense of smell (or no smell) can often be found to have nasal or sinus polyps. Polyps are benign tissue growths in the nose and sinuses and can alter normal drainage pathways. This can lead to headaches, sinus infections, and loss of smell and taste. Though they can be treated medically, surgery is also sometimes required. ...Read more
Body fluids: All body fluids are influenced by what is consumed. ...Read more
Osmophobia maybe...: It sounds like you may be referring to what we technically call OSMOPHOBIA in the Headache world which is generally described in the context of a person who is suffering from a migraine type of headache but whose headache gets decidedly WORSE in its intensity when stimulated by otherwise NON-noxious aromas or smells. Write to me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi if you have more questions. ...Read more
Shouldn't: If it has a foul smell there may be an infection, so you need to see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Yes!: Diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) greater than 90 needs to be evaluated & treated to lower risk of stroke, heart failure & kidney failure, among other negative outcomes. As for chills & headache, many causes ranging from sinus infection to meningitis. With such scant info, it's best for you to see your Family Doc for complete evaluation & treatment as appropriate. ...Read more
Had my baby on 7/27/14 n im now have dicharge/blood but it smells like vinager/ sour, what could this be?
Swabs: That is not a typical smell for a vaginal pathogen. See your obstetrician for an exam and cultures. It is important to be reviewed for an infection or other problem. ...Read more
I had a medical abortion monday, I can now smell a bad smell within my blood and others around me can to is this normal?
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