• Strange smells and tastes after surgery.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Saturday, August 1, 2020

    Strange smells and tastes after surgery.

    Each surgery that I've had since Dec. I've noticed a strange smell and different tastes that seem to emanate from within me. It's a strange thing, I can imagine it like a piece of plastic "something" has been placed inside of me and when I breathe, swallow, or move air in/out/around, I can smell it. Have any of you ever noticed anything like this?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I smell cigarette smoke sometimes, even still. No one smokes at this house so it is something internal.

      3 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Marcie, it started after my laryngectomy and has been with me since.

      3 days ago
    • NeckCancer's Avatar

      I have had something similar after throat surgery the last time, I never mentioned it to the doctor, I just figured it was in my head. I guess it literally is.

      2 days ago

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