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I think something is wrong with my smelling ability. I

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I think something is wrong with my smelling ability. I constantly smell the odor of "something burning" -- that is not quite right, but I can't define it otherwise. No one else smells it. Is something wrong with my odor receptors? (Also in the past several months I have been super sensitive to the smell of "left-over meat cooking.")

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

The smell of burning has been in my nose for a couple weeks. The worst was about a week ago when I was sure my son-in-law (who was sitting next to me) had been next to a camp fire. He had not been. There is no discomfort involved. Just the odor.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

At my recent physical (mid-Oct), my glucose was elevated (108) and I do have high cholesterol and high blood pressure (I've been medicated for both of those for years). No meds regarding the high glucose. I am 63, female, and in pretty good shape.

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

do you take any meds?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Atorvastatin, Paxil, Amlodepine, FloVent.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

Do you have any sinus issues?

have you had any tests for it?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No sinus issues. No tests have been done.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

You need an MRI of the brain

This could be an issue with the olfactory nerve

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