I have been unable to smell or tast for years. I have been tested for allergies and am allergic to smoke and dust. I was a smoker for 20 years and quite just about 15 yrs ago. I do have a polyp in my nose but was told it shouldn't have anything to do with not smelling or not tasting. My husband and I are doing renovations in our home and took out the carpet in the living room, our bedroom and the stairs going upstairs June/01 and put in hardwood floors. Since then I have been able to smell and taste more often then ever before. This may be an option for you to try.
My doctor found a "spot" on my lungs during a chest xray, and send me to a CT scan. The result came back as scar tissue (and previously unknown gallstones on the liver, but THAT's another story!) I have always been healthy, eat right, exercise, only been in a hospital to have babies, however I have been overweight for 25 years now (I'm 44) My parents were heavy smokers when I was growing up and I had a roommate for a couple of years that smoked though I personally never have. Other than that, I've only had a couple of bouts of bronchitis. What in the world could cause scar tissue?
There are a number of things that can cause scarring of the lungs. one being pneumonia, several diagnosis of it. Another could have been work or environmental toxins that were inhaled over long periods of time, or even chronic illnesses you don't even know about. Asthma and bronchitis are known to cause scarring and so has TB. Go see a GOOD pulmonologist if your concern is great. If you are not having any symptoms then you should have nothing to worry about.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.