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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?

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.

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Increased sense of smell after flunose spray. Everything I smell gives a migraine also burning inside nose?

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.

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Could poor memory, increased asthma, fatigue & lower sense of smell & touch be side effects of Diphereline injection prescribed for endometriosis.

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

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I am losing my sense of smell, what is wrong?

I am losing my sense of smell, what is wrong?

Allergy?: If the loss is considerable see a neurologist, but allergies and conditions such as hayfever or colds could be responsible

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What could cause a really strong sense of smell?

What could cause a really strong sense of smell?

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.

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I have loss my sense of smell. .....What is this a sign of?

I have loss my sense of smell. .....What is this a sign of?

Variety of problems: Do not get worried, but some of the conditions to be aware of: initial signs of both parkinson's and alzheimer's, skull fracture injuring cribriform plate at base of brain, olfactory groove meningioma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Benign far more likely such as sinusitis, zinc deficiency, metabolic imbalance, medication reaction. Your doc can sort out and manage.

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I have lost my sense of smell and taste. What could this be?

I have lost my sense of smell and taste. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Differential diagnosis for just not being able to smell includes respiratory tract inflammation, uri, head injury, exposure to certain drugs or chemicals, autoimmune disorders, degenerative processes, certain genetic syndromes, and, most importantly, a neoplastic process (tumor.) you need to see a doctor!

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I have an altered sense of smell and daily headache?

I have an altered sense of smell and daily headache?

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.

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Is there any evidence for evolution of sense of smell?

Yes: All evidence for macroevolution is indirect but it's compelling. A more speculative piece came from Science 2011 http://www. Bbc. Co.uk/nature/13448202

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What is it called when you don't have a sense of smell?

What is it called when you don't have a sense of smell?

Loss of smell: It is called anosmia, can be caused by viral infection, flu, or chronic sinus infection, polyps also can cause this, rarely, olfactory nerve diseases, tis also can affect taste, seek advice and evaluation, from ENT specialist

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Do headaches and acute sense of smell often go together?

Do headaches and acute sense of smell often go together?

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.

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What nerves transmit the sense of smell, vision and hearing?

Cranial nerves: Smell is by cranial #1, vision b y #2 and hearing by #8. Cranial nerves are nerves in the head and neck which do various functions and are given a sequential series of numbers as a designation but not for any other meaning.

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Lost sense of smell and taste after my operation. Is this normal?

Lost sense of smell and taste after my operation. Is this normal?

What operation: Not "normal" to have loss of smell and taste routinely following surgery unless this involved brain areas for those functions.

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Can loss of sense of smell affect short or/and long term memory?

Can loss of sense of smell affect short or/and long term memory?

Being studied now!: Seems a quite active area for research now. Much would depend on reasons for the loss of smell sense. Also, without a trauma or disease cause, there are studies looking into that as a very early indicator of future alzheimer's or parkinson's. Efforts are all over the MAP - it's an interesting question. Some love this sense - others care less. I'd miss it a lot, so if this is you, I feel your loss.

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I have a very weak / almost nonexistent sense of smell. What could it mean?

I have a very weak / almost nonexistent sense of smell. What could it mean?

Nasal obstruction: The most common cause of diminished smell is due to obstruction of the nasal passages resulting in the inability of molecules of air to reach the olfactory (smell) nerve) in the roof of the nasal cavity. Obstruction may be due to nasal allergy, mechanical obstruction, nasal polyps, certain drug abuse. Sometimes these causes can be treated.

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Please answer! What nerves transmit the sense of smell, vision and hearing?

Please answer! What nerves transmit the sense of smell, vision and hearing?

Cranial nerves: Smell is by a series of direct nerves from the upper portions of the nasal passages into the brain. Vision is by the optic nerve which exits the eye at the back. Hearing is by the otic nerve which also carries balance sensations to the brain from the inner ear. These are cranial nerves i, ii and viii.