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Though I am spotlessly clean I can smell urine where ever I

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Though I am spotlessly clean I can smell urine where ever I go. My Doctor cannot help as I have no urinary infection or diccharge. Can this be ao obsession and how can I help myself
Hello, Sorry to hear about this annoying problem,

If there is no urine in the environment but yet, you smell it, it is called an olfactory hallucination. This can be causes by several things including a respiratory infection or even a seizure. Since it can be a sign of a serious problem, your doctor should be informed. It is not an obsession it is a hallucination. There is nothing you can do except to try to find the cause.

Another name for this is phantosmia.

Edited by Dr. Bonnie Behee-Semler on 12/2/2010 at 12:07 AM EST
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