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Old 09-19-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Metallic smelling blood??

I've been noticing over the past few months that if I cut myself, or bleed even slightly, that my blood has a very strong metallic odor. I do have a fairly sensitive sense of smell, but I'm sure that I would have noticed this before. I haven't had any changes in diet etc, I have changed careers (6 months ago).

Just wondering if anyone has heard of this, and if it is anything that I should be concerned with. An employee of mine mentioned a 'metal clensing kit'. I've never heard of such a thing, and have no idea if that would be something I should consider.

Thanks in advance for any information!!


Old 09-19-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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Re: Metallic smelling blood??

I'm not sure, but I think you should take it seriously and go to the doctor if you haven't already. Sorry I can't be more help.

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Old 09-19-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Re: Metallic smelling blood??

You should get it checked out just incase, but I do know my blood often smells metallic and I guess it's the large ammount of iron in it.

Old 09-21-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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Re: Metallic smelling blood??

I assumed iron as well, but I've also been turned down for low iron while attempting to donate blood (not recently, I'm talking YEARS ago. Then I was low on iron, the last several times I donated, my iron was fine). At any rate, I think, since I'm over-due for my annual exam, I'll make that appointment and get things checked out. It's the least I can do!

Thank you so much for your thoughts, and if anyone has more to offer, I'd love to hear it!!


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