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A 26-year-old member asked:

Could a chronic bad taste in my mouth be a sign of cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
No: Chronic bad taste in the mouth is usually a result of sinus disease, gum disease, or acid reflux (stomach acid coming up into the mouth.) medications can cause this, as can nutritional supplements. Zinc deficiency can also cause this. Very rarely, cancers of the mouth or throat can cause a bad taste in the mouth, but other symptoms would be expected.
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Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Yes but: Yes but more likely to be due to low grade infection.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when I have a bad taste in my mouth mean?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dental problems: The most common cause of a bad taste is from oral diseases, like gums disease or tooth decay. See a dentist and have a complete examinatinon to find out exactly what is goin on. If it is not dental the the dentist will advise you and refoer you for a medical evaluatin.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What works against the bad taste in my mouth?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 10 years experience
Dental exam: Schedule a visit with a dentist to determine the source of the bad taste and treat.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

Why would have a constant bad taste in my mouth?

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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry 38 years experience
Bad taste, bad smell: Certainly bad smell and bad taste means that something is going on.... In many cases this may be an indication of gum desease, bad taste may be an indication of hormonal changes also.
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