How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Brims Your Own Question

Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 8871
Experience:  U.S. Licensed Physician, general surgery and internal medicine experience
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Brims is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I want to talk to someone who want dismiss me :) After an

Resolved Question:

I want to talk to someone who want dismiss me :)

After an experience of working in an horrible working environment, I have become conscious of how I smell. There were a lot of references re:smells that were directed at me. So I become conscious that I had body odor that I could not smell myself. I have asked family etc but I am conscious that they may be used to my scent. I am so conscious and now think maybe I smell from inside eg coming from gut as I notice that when I speak people seem uncomfortable or always want to offer me drinks. So I wonder if is my breath that smells. I would love to have a chat with someone who is aware of body odor eg metabolic, systematic etc
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 10 months ago.

Dr. Brims :

Hello, welcome to the site! My name isXXXXX will try to assist you with your medical question and any medical information you seek.

Dr. Brims :

I'm sorry to hear about this

Customer:

hi

Dr. Brims :

Have you had any tests?

Customer:

endoscopy bcos I have ibs

Customer:

that was fine

Customer:

I did a tmau test and I don't have the generic disorder

Customer:

however I did the test a few times for secondary tmau

Customer:

however during menustration and overload with choline, my levels were higher

Dr. Brims :

Do you have anxiety disorder?

Customer:

but I wonder if anyone would experience the same, it is not a test that peeps would test for

Customer:

after my last work place I have become anxious

Customer:

which I think is understandable

Dr. Brims :

ok

Customer:

why do you ask about anxiety disorder

Customer:

are u aware of tmau?

Dr. Brims :

Because of your answers I can tell

Customer:

would that's effect anything? the anxiety disorder?

Dr. Brims :

Have you seen an ear nose and throat surgeon?

Customer:

no

Customer:

why?

Dr. Brims :

Because they can examine your throat and see if you have anything causing the smell

Customer:

I do wonder

Customer:

what would cause smell coming from the throat area solely

Customer:

and from what you know is there any herbal to be taken that could improve bad breath especially if coming from the gut area

Dr. Brims :

It could be tonsiller stones, inflamed tonsils or a diverticulum

Customer:

after eating I do feel my house smells a li afterwards would this be the cause of this

Dr. Brims :

ok

Dr. Brims :

This may be the cause

Customer:

ok

Customer:

are u busy?

Customer:

diverticulum what is that?

Customer:

I am just trying to get a better understanding of things to help myself

Dr. Brims :

It is a outpouching of tissue

Customer:

what tissue

Dr. Brims :

In your throat or esophagus

Dr. Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

tonsiller stones, and the other 2 u mentioned

Customer:

can it be cured permanently?

Dr. Brims :

Yes, they can all be cured permanently

Customer:

and in your humble problem should someone be able to smell themselves or breath if it was really bad?

Dr. Brims :

If it is really bad sometimes they can smell themselves

Customer:

but apart from that are we not able to smell ourselves?

Customer:

can tonsiller stones and the things mentioned above cause BO?

Dr. Brims :

No, we are not

Dr. Brims :

They can cause mouth odors

Customer:

lastly with bo even if we could not smell on yourself, could there be clues eg smell in bedroom in morning,on clothes etc

Customer:

on thoughts on this would be appreciated from any experience from people who have come to or you have treated with BO?

Dr. Brims :

No, you would not smell it

Dr. Brims :

People with BO usually have a metabolic problem which will show up on tests

Customer:

Would endoscopy produce any signs?

Dr. Brims :

It may pick up a cause

Dr. Brims :

The best test is a complete metabolic profile

Dr. Brims :

It is a blood test

Customer:

I don't think they do that in the UK

Dr. Brims :

They do it in the UK

Customer:

Do you know how I can test for it here

Customer:

because my GP has no clue

Dr. Brims :

You can ask for the test by name, he will order it for you

Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 8871
Experience: U.S. Licensed Physician, general surgery and internal medicine experience
Dr. Brims and 8 other Health Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery