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A 38-year-old female asked:

Today i started to smell metal, i do not have any symptoms of sinusitis, i am not on any medication except vitamins for gastric bypass?

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Dr. Karen Koffler
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
A few causes: The first thing I think of is your vitamins. Do they contain zinc, copper, or chromium? If so, this may be the source and you may need to change formulations. Periodontal disease or tooth decay can contribute. Sometimes women in early pregnancy note a metallic taste. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Karen Koffler
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
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One other thought I had is that people with low stomach acid may complain of a metallic taste. This may be especially important in your case. DIgestive enzymes containing betaine may help. Discuss with your doctor.
Sep 17, 2015
Last updated Jan 5, 2019


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