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Strange odour, medicated with lorstan HCTZ, history of flu months ago, hypertension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Can you describe about odour?
User :   I have been experiencing a strange odor. Only medication is Lorstan HCTZ. Had been sick with the flu about 2 months ago and strted smelling a strange odor. It went away and about 2 weeks ago it reappeared. No health problems except hypertension. Have not changed diet or supplements
User :   can't place what it smells like......not sweet but almost metallic.
Doctor :   Does it smells only when you urinate or defecate?
User :   no it is with ne constantly for the past 2 weeks
User :   Asymptomatic except for this smell
Doctor :   ok. Have you checked your blood sugar level?What was the blood sugar value?
User :   No I have not
User :   It does not smell like ketoacidosis
Doctor :   Ok. Have you done your liver profile test?
User :   I have done no blood work
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May i know what you have in your meals daily?
User :   no jaudice, no frequency of urination no excessive thirst
User :   Fish, chicken, red wine daily, occassional meat, salads and fruit
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you experienced involuntary movements lately?
User :   no
Doctor :   How frequently you take bath? what soap or any lotions do you use?
User :   I take fish oil supplements, prostate essential supplements and vitamin d3
User :   daily and not really any changes in soaps.....
User :   No changes in any health status as far as I can tell
Doctor :   Does the odour smells like fish or some rotten pungent smell?
User :   no
User :   just a strange unrecognizable smell. I asked my son to smell my arms and he thought it was rather like a chlorine odor, but I am not sure I concure with that
Doctor :   Do you get Headache frequently?
User :   no
Doctor :   Any history of exposure to harmful solvents?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you consulted a doctor for this problem?
User :   that is why I am asking you
User :   any ideas?
Doctor :   Since there is history of Flu , which can cause parosmia(smelling bad odour), I suggest you to consult a doctor and he will do the clinical examination.
User :   ok will do.....thank you
Doctor :   By clinical examination we can come to probable diagnosis.
Doctor :   consult a ENT specialist.
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