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Recently i have had a metallic taste in my mouth and feeling sick. i'm not pregnant so any advice?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
What's in your diet: If you wear partial dentures this could be a cause.Certain foods especially canned foods could leave a metallic taste or some medications.See a gastroenterologist.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Dysgeusia : is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy and will be solved soon. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck.

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Last updated May 7, 2015

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