A 25-year-old female asked:
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what causes bad taste in mouth after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Blood: May give you a bad taste for a few days.
Answered on Nov 7, 2019
Dr. Samuel Burchfield
26 years experience Family Medicine
Drainage from wound.: As you heal from your surgery there will be a minor amount of normal discharge from the wound that has a characteristic bad taste and odor.
Answered on Nov 11, 2019
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