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Doctor insights on: Recurring Smell Symptoms

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Can the smell from a new carpet hurt me? It won't cause any long term symptoms right?

Can the smell from a new carpet hurt me? It won't cause any long term symptoms right?

Depends: There are various chemicals in carpet and some of these are volatile and get in the air. If you are allergic to any of these chemicals, you may have respiratory allergic response. People differ in their sensitivity to various chemicals some may have adverse response. For vast majority of the people there are no ill effects. ...Read more

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My nose has a foul smell in it. I don't have any ill symptoms. What could cause this?

My nose has a foul smell in it. I don't have any ill symptoms. What could cause this?

Hmmm: Well; your symptoms could be from a variety of causes: atypical reflux disease; nasolaryngeal reflux, someone close to you wearing a fragrance that is malodorous to you, etc. My advice is to eliminate the environmental things and if your symptoms persist to check in with your doctor for a check-up; he/she will sniff out the problem. :). ...Read more

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I smell like fish down there but i don't have any other symptoms. Should I be concerned ?

I smell like fish down there but i don't have any other symptoms. Should I be concerned ?

Possible BV: You most likely have bacterial vaginosis. It is a common vaginal infection that is very common. It is not an STD. It is usually happens when the PH of your vagina is disturbed. It is easily treated with a prescription vaginal cream or oral antibiotic. To know for sure, you just need to see your doctor and they can do a vaginal swab to check for clue cells which will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i smell weed can I become addicted and or suffer withdrawal symptoms.?

Can you tell me if i smell weed can I become addicted and or suffer withdrawal symptoms.?

Possibly not: smelling the weed will not allow the body to absorb much if any if you thought you are having a withdraw symptoms most likely is psychological but I will go to the ER if it persists ...Read more

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Have no sense of smell and microwave burned inside- no flames but bad fumes.  What shld I look for symptom wise re fumes?

Have no sense of smell and microwave burned inside- no flames but bad fumes.  What shld I look for symptom wise re fumes?

Need examination: It would be important to know WHY you have lost your sense of smell and why you are smelling the sorts of odd things that you're mentioning. A neurological examination should be conducted to answer these questions and perhaps an imaging studying of the head. If you'd like more specific information through virtual consultation please write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I deal with rectal discomfort, rectal bleeding, and recently a foul smell after feeling rectal discomfort. Are those symptoms related to anything?

I deal with rectal discomfort, rectal bleeding, and recently a foul smell after feeling rectal discomfort. Are those symptoms related to anything?

Proctologist: These symptoms suggest a rectal fissure and are best evaluated by a colorectal surgeon or a proctologist. In the meantime apply warm water compresses or take sitz baths and wear white cotton underwear,and apply an antibacterial ointment like neosporin until you are examined. Try to keep your bowel movements soft by taking a stool softener if necessary. ...Read more

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My urine smells like a sewer but I'm not having any symptoms and my urine is clear what could it be?

My urine smells like a sewer but I'm not having any symptoms and my urine is clear what could it be?

Urine or vaginal?: Strong smelling urine usually isn't abnormal, generally due to eating strongly flavored foods. If so, it should improve with diet change and drinking lots of fluids. If it still continues, you might have a urinary tract infection. Also, are you sure the odor isn't vaginal? If so, you could have bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. See your doctor if symptoms continue. Good luck! ...Read more