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What Causes Altered Sense Of Smell During Pregnancy?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: I woke up to the smell of something burning. This is the second time this has happened. The first time I smelled something burning on the stove, the second I smelled a potato burning in the oven. I am also three months pregnant. Should I get checked out?
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Normal for pregnant ladies get smelling disturbance.No need worry/testing..

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear XXXX

I understand your concern.

You are mentioning to :
- be 32 years old Female
- three months pregnant
- two times of waking up to the smell of something burning

It's normal for pregnant women to face changes in the smelling sensation. Once you'll deliver your baby, you won't face any similar problems.

From what you are referring, I do not think it's worrisome to get checked out as I repeat again, it is normal for a pregnant woman.

Hope it answered to your question.
Good luck to you and your baby.
Dr.Albana
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What Causes Altered Sense Of Smell During Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Normal for pregnant ladies get smelling disturbance.No need worry/testing.. Detailed Answer: Hi my dear XXXX I understand your concern. You are mentioning to : - be 32 years old Female - three months pregnant - two times of waking up to the smell of something burning It's normal for pregnant women to face changes in the smelling sensation. Once you'll deliver your baby, you won't face any similar problems. From what you are referring, I do not think it's worrisome to get checked out as I repeat again, it is normal for a pregnant woman. Hope it answered to your question. Good luck to you and your baby. Dr.Albana