Since birth, I don’t recall having any sense of smell?

I am 25 years old, female from Philippines. Since birth, I don’t recall having sense of smell in anything except menthol oil and cream like Katinko and ammonia. Never been diagnose and have no physical problem nor internally in my nose. Do you know what is my problem?
When I was a child, I was diagnose of esophageal varices and undergo of reverse splenorenal shunt operation and rectal biopsy. I am anemic and only medication I take is ferrous sulphate.


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

This is mostly what is known as specific anosemia..it is a congenital disorder of no cause or due to hypothroidism.
Acetylcystine tests are used to diagnose anosrmia..
Thanks

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion you need alot of investigation first check your thiamine and zink levels , did you as a child use lots of antibiotics for long time ?
Also you may need a brain ct scan to check your uncus

Good Luck

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

Specific congenital anosmia

It could be heriditary isolated problem , or associated with pituitary problems as in kallman syndrome

Give me please a detailed history about you menses

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this seems to be due to olfactory nerve disease. you need a detailed neurological assessment.
local organic problems in the nose mucosa also should be rule out.
thanks

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