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What can cause a heightened sense of smell?

What can cause a heightened sense of smell?

Hard to say: Hard to say, if this has always been the case, then you are just fortunate and maybe should consider being a chef! if it is new, it's possible that you used to have some nasal issues that limited your sense of smell that have now improved (like allergies). If you are smelling something funny that is not actually there, then you should see an ent. ...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 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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What can cause altered sense of smell?

What can cause altered sense of smell?

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

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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. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to lose all sense of smell?

What can cause a person to lose all sense of smell?

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

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What to do if I have lost my sense of smell and I don't know what caused it?

What to do if I have lost my sense of smell and I don't know what caused it?

Suggest: Visit otolaryngologist, and see if there are sinus or nasal issues. Sometimes, MRI can visualize problems affecting olfactory area. In some cases zinc supplements may help. ...Read more