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Abnormal sense of smell. History of pituitary removal. Due to hormone imbalance?

For the last four months my sense of smell is off. Odors such as cooking meat smell disgusting, and several types of food (e.g., cereals, whole wheat, beef, pork, chicken, turkey) taste just awful. I had a pituitary removed about a year ago, and at that time my hormone levels apparently were normal. Is my present problem possibly due to hormone imbalance?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Aug 2012
Hi there.

You got it right. Your smell sensation has to do with your pituitary removal. See an ENT specialist for this and first see if the nerves carrying smell sensation and taste sensation have been affected. After that you will need to do full Pituitary Hormone profile like AM cortisol, Sodium, potassium, FT4, FSH, LH, Prolactin tests and see which direction they are heading to. This has to be shown to an Endocrinologist and he/she will direct you further for the rest of the intervention to be taken.
I hope this helps you. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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