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Loss of smell: Loss of the sense of smell. See detailed information below for a list of 67 causes of Loss of smell, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Loss of smell.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
about your symptoms.
Review the causes of these more specific types of Loss of smell:
Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Loss of smell, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Loss of smell. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Loss of smell as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Loss of smell may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Loss of smell. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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The list of organs typically affected by Loss of smell may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Loss of smell mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Loss of smell. Of the 67 causes of Loss of smell that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Loss of smell' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Loss of smell, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Loss of smell:
Reduced sense of smell (15 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Loss of smell:
Nose symptoms (2080 causes), Smell symptoms (38 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Sense of smell symptoms (38 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes)
Symptoms related to Loss of smell:
Nose symptoms (2080 causes), Odor symptoms (148 causes), Rhinitis, Stuffy nose (106 causes), Common cold (712 causes), Allergies, Hay fever (16 causes), Vasomotor rhinitis, Allergic rhinitis (19 causes), Nose foreign body, Sinus infection (24 causes), Sinusitis (319 causes), Nasal polyps (31 causes)
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