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I have the IUD and recently I have been having a heightened sense of smell could it be caused by stress?

I have the IUD and recently I have been having a heightened sense of smell could it be caused by stress?

Maybe: Stress affects the body in very strange ways. I've never heard of it causing a change in smell but i suppose it is a possibility! ...Read more

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I have a heightened sense of smell in my left nostril. Before that i had a runny left nostril that just stopped a few weeks ago. What can this be?

I have a heightened sense of smell in my left nostril. Before that i had a runny left nostril that just stopped a few weeks ago. What can this be?

Skull base tumor: Benign tumors of skull base and coverings of brain called meningiomas can alter sense of smell and can cause spinal fluid leakage through nose. Mri eval would be useful. ...Read more

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My period is 14 days late, 1 negative hpt, heightened sense of smell, pre period like symptoms but never seem to start. What's going on?

My period is 14 days late, 1 negative hpt, heightened sense of smell, pre period like symptoms but never seem to start. What's going on?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Have had a headache at base of skull for 5 days, over last 4 days I have had a sudden heightened sense of smell (not pregnant), I am 42, any ideas?

Have had a headache at base of skull for 5 days, over last 4 days I have had a sudden heightened sense of smell (not pregnant), I am 42, any ideas?

Benign tumor: You may have a benign skull base tumor, such as a meningioma, compressing the olfactory nerve at the the bottom of the brain. MRI of the brain with and without contrast is indicated along with followup with your primary care MD. ...Read more

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Had my baby 3 months ago. I'm brstfeeding and on the mini pill. Recently I have pelvic pain, heightened sense of smell and nausea. Could I be pregnant?

Had my baby 3 months ago. I'm brstfeeding and on the mini pill. Recently I have pelvic pain, heightened sense of smell and nausea. Could I be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I have pos and am on the pill. I missed my last period and have had nausea and a heightened sense of smell. Is pregnancy a possibility?

I have pos and am on the pill. I missed my last period and have had nausea and a heightened sense of smell. Is pregnancy a possibility?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I am normally on time but not this month. I have been under alot of stress and I have been doing alot of traveling and activity for work last month. I am pregnancy symptoms such as metallic taste, heightened sense of smell, abdominal pain, cramps, mood sw

I am normally on time but not this month. I have been under alot of stress and I have been doing alot of traveling and activity for work last month. I am pregnancy symptoms such as metallic taste, heightened sense of smell, abdominal pain, cramps, mood sw

Pregnancy test: Did you have unprotected sex? Did you miss a period? If yes to both, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat it in 5-7 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What can cause these current symptoms, heightened sense of smell, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2012.

What can cause these current symptoms, heightened sense of smell, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2012.

Migraine Headaches: Heightened sense of smell may be descriptive for something we call "osmophobia" while the other symptoms are commonly known to be characteristic of migraine headaches: nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings (irritability). Of course, you never said you had headaches but there is also such a thing called "acephalgic migraine" which is a headache-less migraine....Symptoms of aura only...Maybe? ...Read more

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I had my tubes cut but i am currently experiencing symptoms of pregnancy: sore breasts, nausea, and heightened sense of smell could i be pregnant?

I had my tubes cut  but i am currently experiencing symptoms of  pregnancy: sore breasts, nausea, and heightened sense of smell could i be pregnant?

Misinformed: There are dozens of reasons for sore breasts. Nausea and sore breasts and the like can be a sign of premenstrual syndrome, hormone fluctuations or infection. Do you have any signs of a urinary tract infection? ...Read more

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Having period for 4 months(4-5)days, wasnt feeling nauseous during that time, no heightened sense of smell, no nipple discharge, and test on the day of period this month came out negative, but experiencing stomach growling and mild headaches, is it possib

Having period for 4 months(4-5)days, wasnt feeling nauseous during that time, no heightened sense of smell, no nipple discharge, and test on the day of period this month came out negative, but experiencing stomach growling and mild headaches, is it possib

Pregnancy question?: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate when done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. ...Read more

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Had my period 6/23-6/24. Heavy clotting during. Now have heighten sense of smell and feeling nauseated. Neg pregnancy test 6/29. Am I pregnant?

Had my period 6/23-6/24. Heavy clotting during. Now have heighten sense of smell and feeling nauseated.  Neg pregnancy test 6/29. Am I pregnant?

Maybe?: Is this typically how your periods present? How long do your cycles usually last? Do you usually pass clots? Are you using any form of contraception? You can't rely on the sense of smell and nausea to predict pregnancy. My suggestion is to wait another cycle (typically 28 days) and see what happens. If no cycle at all, you may be pregnant. It's too early to give a "yes/no" answer. ...Read more

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