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My elderly father is experiencing phantom smells that are so real to him he is leaving his home in the middle of the night - no one else can smell the?
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Dr. Yo-El Ju
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not normal
This is not normal and should be investigated.
Seizures, tumors, and other serious problems can cause hallucinations of smell. He should see a neurologist as soon as possible.

In brief: Not normal
This is not normal and should be investigated.
Seizures, tumors, and other serious problems can cause hallucinations of smell. He should see a neurologist as soon as possible.
Dr. Yo-El Ju
Dr. Yo-El Ju
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Phantom smell
This is abnormal.
Your father needs to see his doctor or a neurologist to be examined. This phantom smell could be a sign of several types of brain pathology e.g. Brain tumor. He needs examination and tests.

In brief: Phantom smell
This is abnormal.
Your father needs to see his doctor or a neurologist to be examined. This phantom smell could be a sign of several types of brain pathology e.g. Brain tumor. He needs examination and tests.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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