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A 29-year-old male asked:

what causes bitter taste in the mouth ?

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Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
Various reasons : Do you have it all the time or only when you eat certain foods. Food allergies, mineral deficiencies, hormone abnormalities , toxic substances are just some of the reasons you could be having a bitter taste .

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A 35-year-old female asked:

I went vegetarian and now have a bitter taste in my mouth all the time. Help!?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Bad TAste: This can have several causes. Strict diets offen cause some vitamin deficiencies and or mineral deficiency. A vegetarian diet may have marked difficiency in b-12 and other vitamins. Also if protein is not adequate, this can cause your symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:

There is a sudden bitter taste in my mouth, what's causing it?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Symptom not disease: Whether dietary, due to drugs or a physical condition, a metal taste is a the main reason for a metal taste is something in your system that is reacting with your body chemistry to produce a metal taste. A metallic taste in the mouth, or dysgeusia, is a common side effect of a wide variety of medical treatments and medications, and is sometimes a symptom of a medical condition.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Bitter taste from...: Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications or even poor oral hygiene. Your sense of taste can also be impaired or distorted permanently from long-term smoking. Finally, a sudden bitter taste in the mouth can be a sign of an infection or other condition that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist for an evaluation.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why I have bitter taste in my mouth especially in the morning?

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Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
A few causes : Bitter taste in your mouth can come from dental cavities or gum disease. It may also come from acid reflux from your stomach or sinus drainage down your throat. If it continues longer than 2 weeks consider seeing your doctor and dentist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What could be the cause of an unpleasant, bitter taste in my mouth?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Dysgeusia: Dysgeusia is the medical term for an impaired sense of taste. It can result in unpleasant taste sensations ranging from metallic to salty or bitter. The bad taste may also be described as foul or rancid. The severity of the bad taste varies among affected individuals. Dysgeusia can be caused by infections, inflammation, injury, or environmental factors.

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