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Do pregnant women get anosmia?

In general, pregnant women do not get anosmia, which is a disorder of the sensory system that causes a person to lose his or her sense of smell. Pregnant women usually have a heightened sense of smell, which is called hyperosmia. However, certain underlying conditions that can cause anosmia, such as allergies, smoking, or polyps, can occur in anyone. In these cases, the anosmia is usually temporary, and will go away when the underlying condition clears up.

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