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Increased Sense Of Smell Causes
Week late. I had drown spotting 2weeks ago for 5days. I have nausea and increased sense of smell and light cramping. 2pregnancy tests neg. Am i pregnt?
You are not pregnant:
Bleeding, spotting is all you need to prove you are not pregnant. Pregnant women, in general, do not bleed or spot. And, now you have spent money on two tests. You are not pregnant.
We do not use ambiguous symptoms to diagnose pregnancy anymore. The tests are very accurate as long as you have waited two weeks after the sexual encounter. ...Read more
Increased sense of smell after flunose spray. Everything i smell gives a migraine also burning inside nose?
Need more info?: What is your migraine/headache history? How old are you? What are you taking (meds?) Supplements? Past medical/ social/ sexual/ family histories? Do you work with an ENT doctor or your PCP? What have they offered? This in not normal to have burning in your nose all the time. Please provide so we can help you. ...Read more
Obstruction: Diminished or altered ense of smell is likely due to poor airflow to the roof of the nose where the nerve endings for smell are located. A thorough nasal endoscopy will check for nasal polyps ( which are usually due to allergies). If the endoscopy is normal, then a ct scan may be helpful in ensuring no other abnormalities in the skull base that can alter sense of smell. ...Read more
Olfactory stim: Hormonal changes have been known to affect the sense of smell. Also, correction of sinusitis , congestion, or other conditions in the nasopharynx may seem to be enhancing the sense of smell. Certain drugs may do this, too, though usually alter the sense, rather than increase it. ...Read more
3 main reasons. :
1.Head trauma: a blow to the front off back of the head causes the brain to bounce in skull.Smell nerve fibers can be ripped by this sudden action
2.Nerve damage: a seemingly minor cold sometimes causes enough inflammation that nerve is damaged.Some drugs can also cause this
3. Obstruction: something can physically block smell particles from reaching the smell area. Polyps or rare tumors. ...Read more
Nasal inflammation: Typically this occurs when your nose is inflamed either due to infection, allergies or some other reason. In people who lose their sense of smell intermittently, polyps can also be an issue. You would benefit greatly from a consultation with an ENT doctor. This consultation should include looking in your nose with a fiber-optic or telescope to see whether or not you have polyps. Most cases like yours can be successfully treated with medication. ...Read more
I have the IUD and recently I have been having a heightened sense of smell could it be caused by stress?
Causes of diminished sense of taste w/ normal sense of smell? Can distinguish between sweet, salty, bitter, etc., but lost the true "taste" of foods.
Simple to complex: May be something as simple as B12 deficiency to something as serious as brain tumor. Seek evaluation ...Read more
unusual: A heightened sense of smell can occur in various neurological diseases, tumors in the brain and low grade sinus infections. Some medications might cause an altered sense of smell as well. I would seek help from an ENT specialist to help sort out this problem. You may need to obtain and MRI to assess the brain and the area where the smell fibers come into the nose. ...Read more
What would cause my 17 year old to have a bad sense of smell? She has no allergies but is frequently stuffed up. It is getting worse over the years.
Smell test!: If you take your daughter to an ent, they can do smell testing to get a measure of just how limited her sense of smell is. They can then do a thorough work-up to evaluate for causes. Often this is something simple like allergies, however, there can be rare other causes that should be looked for. ...Read more
Is it possible to have heightened sense of smell after post nasal drip? Strong smells cause me to feel asthmatic now. Will this pass?
Asthmatic : Need more information but the symptoms should pass. Be sure to get examined if they persist or worsen ...Read more
I am always stuffy, sense of smell going away, hearing diminishing. Was told years ago I had nasal polyps. Are these likely the cause?
Smell polyps: I am always stuffy, sense of smell going away, hearing diminishing. Was told years ago I had nasal polyps. Are these likely the cause? ANS: could be have someone look in your nose and test you smelling ability. ...Read more
Can pituitary adenomas cause a decrease in sense of smell due to hormonal imbalance? Which hormones are out of balance with hyposmia?
Not usually: Hormonal alterations based on resection of a pituitary adenoma do not typically cause changes in smell. However, there is a dependency on how an adenoma was removed; there is a small incidence of hyposmia with a endoscopic transsphenoidal surgerical approach. ...Read more
Could poor memory,increased asthma,fatigue & lower sense of smell & touch be side effects of Diphereline injection prescribed for endometriosis.
Maybe: Triptorelin (diphereline) is mainly meant for treating prostate cancer in men, used as well by some to treat endometriosis, has several side effects , some you described as fatigue, which can be attributed to the asthma you already have, helps to keep a diary of symptoms and discuss with your doctor on the next visit or before the next dose ...Read more
Help regaining sense of smell 64 year-old male gradually losing sense of smell. Are there tests to determine causes-polyps, surgical procedures, non-allopathic remedies.
Have had occasional staph infections inside nostrils-fairly painful bumps that res
Had a brain injury 5mths ago. Lost sense of smell & some taste. Occa'l vertigo. Recently i ve ringing noise in my ear. What causes that pls?
Complete loss of the sense of smell can follow certain upper respiratory infections
trauma can impact the nerves from the olfactory system with loss of smell. Sometimes the loss is partial with sensitivity to certain smells and loss of others. Check in with your otolaryngologist for these. ...Read more
Smell restoration: Often, it cannot be restored, but it depends on why your sense of smell is impaired or absent. If it was from a sinus infection, treating the infection can help. If nasal polyps, treating them may improve it, too. If the loss is from olfactory nerve damage from trauma or stroke or infection, it might not ever come back. If your nose is plugged, just returning your nasal breathing can help. ...Read more
Scratch and sniff: For a crude assessment of the sense of smell many ENT doctors have a scratch and sniff packet that can be used to see if you can identify odors. Very specialized smell and taste disorder centers have much more in depth testing material available. ...Read more
May need steroids: Sometimes after a cold the nose can become inflamed. This inflammation can then lead to difficulty with your sense of smell. If you can get to an ear nose and throat doctor you can have your nose looked at to make sure there are no polyps. A course of steroids may be of help. ...Read more
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