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Second opinion] my MIL (84) had a cauterization at 8/mo ago.

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Second opinion] my MIL (84) had a cauterization at 8/mo ago. Now has loss of smell/taste. Been to GP and ENT w/o answers. Is this normal? Permanent? What do you recommend?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: GP and ENT. She's on BP meds & a med for mitro-valve prolapseJA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: BP and mitro valve prolapse mes. NKAJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Generally healthy. Seems related to a nose bleed about 8/mo ago where they did a cauterization.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 1 month ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

Did the loss of smell/taste begin immediately after the cauterization? Is there a complete or partial loss?