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Chronic Subderal Hematoma?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 12, 2006
  • 02:49 PM


I'm hoping someone out there can provide some feedback or lead me in the right direction.

I suffered from a Chronic Subderal Hematoma in Jan of 2000 and subsequently received surgery. The operation went well and the hematoma was cleaned/removed. In Nov 2001, I underwent another surgery because a small screw worked it's way out through my drill hole in the right portion of my head. This operation was also a success.

With this in mind and the fact that six years have transpired I was wondering why over the past few months why the smell of burning cigarettes is constant through my nasal passageway. I don't smoke nor anyone in my family. This smell is stronger at times and it's evident outside, inside....almost anywhere.

I was told that the strong odor or smell of "burning" could be linked to either a stroke or brain condition?? I'm still waiting for my HMO to give me some feedback, but was hoping someone might have some possible causes. The smell is very strong and is similar to the smell of burning cigarettes.

Any feedback you may have is greatly appreciated..

Thanks much

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