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Doctor insights on: Bad Taste In Mouth And Kidney Disease

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Can a bad liver cause salty taste in your mouth?

Can a bad liver cause salty taste in your mouth?

Hepatitis?: There are many potential causes of your symptom. Hepatitis is one that you should have ruled in or out. See your physician to perform a clinical exam and do the tests necessary to alleviate your symptom. Hepatitis is a serious disease and it is best not to delay your appointment. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are back and neck pain, heart burn, and a metallic taste in the mouth associated with a heart attack?

Are back and neck pain, heart burn, and a metallic taste in the mouth associated with a heart attack?

Yes Possibly: However at your age, unless you have a string family history of heart attacks at young age i wouldn't be so concerned. Most likely its heartburn/gerd, but to really sure i would speak with your doctor further about this. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis also cause metallic taste in mouth and pink foamy saliva?

Can costochondritis also cause metallic taste in mouth and pink foamy saliva?

NO sounds like: Something else altogether or unrelated. However pink foamy saliva and a metallic taste means that you are bleeding from somewhere in your mouth, throat or otherwise. If it persists i would seek medical care sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Aching body and bad taste in mouth?

Aching body and bad taste in mouth?

Ache: Two things come to mind: 1) you might have an infection in your gums or teeth which is causing the bad taste and aches. You need to see your dentist or 2) do you have a stomach acid issue or ulcer. I would see your physician for this. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm having occasional swelling and severe metallic taste in mouth. Is it cancer?

I'm having occasional swelling and severe metallic taste in mouth. Is it cancer?

Not likely: There are many reasons for metallic taste, including side effect of some medications, poor oral hygiene, heavy metal poisoning, iodine intake and more. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor for a history, physical examination and may be some lab tests, however, cancer is unlikely. ...Read more

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What could cause a salty taste in one's mouth and and urine that smells like ammonia?

What could cause a salty taste in one's mouth and and urine that smells like ammonia?

Likely dehydration.: A urine that smells like ammonia is likely due to dehydration since it is concentrated. A salty taste in the mouth is likely due to the same thing as there is probably not enough water to dilute the sodium. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

What can cause swollen gums and a metallic taste in mouth?

Could be many things: Allergies, autoimmune reactions, infections, etc... There are many things that could cause swollen gums and alter your taste. I would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist or other dentist to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is causing a burning tongue and a metallic taste in their mouth?

What is causing a burning tongue and a metallic taste in their mouth?

Candida infection: There are other possibilities but candida is most likely the cause. See a dentist who specializes or has training in oral medicine for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can liver or kidney damage cause a foul taste in your mouth?

Can liver or kidney damage cause a foul taste in your mouth?

Yes but: Yes it can be due to disturbance in the liver functions, but it can also be from so many different reasons other that that. ...Read more

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Could sarcoidosis cause constant sweet taste in mouth?

Could sarcoidosis cause constant sweet taste in mouth?

Sweet taste: Constant sweet taste in your mouth, is possible if you have taste impairment. It means there’s a problem with your ability to taste. Nasal infection, cold, or flu. Vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency, swollen gums, certain medications you are taking, a side effect of smoking pipes, exposure to some chemicals etc. Sarcoidosis usually causes metallic taste. ...Read more

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I have cocalized lip swelling and metallic taste in mouth.Is this cancer?

I have cocalized lip swelling and metallic taste in mouth.Is this cancer?

Lip swelling: Probably not, but this is not something that can be diagnosed without a thorough examination and a dental/medical history. You should see your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

I have very bad taste in mouth and pain in chest?

Reflux: When my patients report these symptoms to me, the most obvious thing is Reflux, which is stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. It is provoked by spicy foods, tomato sauce, garlic, carbonated drinks, chocolate, coffee, eating too large a meal, going to bed shortly after having a meal, drinking liquid before bed. Hope this helps. Check out my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education ...Read more

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Constant metal taste in mouth and loss of smell?

Constant metal taste in mouth and loss of smell?

Smoking?: Most common is chronic damage to nerves of the nose and tongue from toxic exposure. Your complaints are very common for smokers or those who use asthma inhalers too much. Heavy metal toxicity can cause these symptoms. Lead, mercury and arsenic exposure can cause this. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Have some foul smell in nose and taste in mouth. Tonsil infection or sinus problem?

Have some foul smell in nose and taste in mouth.  Tonsil infection or sinus problem?

Foul smell: Foul smell in nose/mouth can be caused by both sinus/tonsil infection. With sinus infection one has nasal congestion with thick yellow/green nasal discharge/post nasal drip with tonsil infection one has sore throat. ...Read more

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Can a really bad taste in mouth be cancer?

Can a really bad taste in mouth be cancer?

Non-specific.: While any new symptoms, no matter what, deserves an investigation, a bad taste in the mouth would be a rather non-specific finding and would not be directly and specifically indicative of cancer by itself. ...Read more

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I have a urine taste in mouth, sometimes oversalted-like, with caustic effect on my tongue. Kidney and liver tests are ok. What might that be?

I have a urine taste in mouth, sometimes oversalted-like, with caustic effect on my tongue. Kidney and liver tests are ok. What might that be?

Hard to know, but: If you test medically normal, then possibly when patients have 2 different types of metal fillings in their mouth and have acidic saliva, they can set up a galvanic reaction (battery effect). Do you have silver amalgam fillings and gold or other metal restorations? If this is the case, simple remedy, place 1teaspoon baking soda in small glass of water & rinse 1 minute & spit out, see if this help. ...Read more

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Stomach pain and swelling, can't lay on that side feels full and can't eat without feeling nauseated. Nasty taste in mouth. Gallbladder removed in Feb?

Stomach pain and swelling, can't lay on that side feels full and can't eat without feeling nauseated. Nasty taste in mouth. Gallbladder removed in Feb?

Nonspecific: These symptoms are nondiagnostic but could be due to gastritis(inflammation of the stomach lining). Try a bland,low fat diet and drink flat ginger ale. Avoid caffeine,alcohol,nicotine and try prilosec for a few days. See your MD if symptoms persist or worsen or if vomiting, or significant bowel changes or abdominal tenderness occur. ...Read more

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Can liver cause salty taste in mouth?

Eating?: Unclear what you are asking. If you have hepatitis or some other form of liver disease the subjective sensation of saltiness is so vague that would not attribute it to that. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Can mumps cause a bad taste in your mouth?

Yes: Mumps infects the salivary gland in the cheeks, the parotid gland. Salivary infections can cause a bad taste . One general treatment is to suck on lemon drops to increase secretion form the salivary gland to promote clearing of the infection. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more