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I get a sharp pain in my back when swallowing - herpes of the mouth symptom. What do I do?

I get a sharp pain in my back when swallowing - herpes of the mouth symptom. What do I do?

See your doctor: Contrary to your assertion, pain in the back is not a symptom of oral herpetic infection. My advice would be to visit your medical doctor for diagnostic assessment. Although back pain is sometimes due to muscle spasm, it can also be a result of other disorders, some of them serious, including referred pain from digestive tract or kidney disease. ...Read more

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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 throat pain and red spots on the roof of mouth symptom of hiv?

Are throat pain and red spots on the roof of mouth symptom of hiv?

HIV: The symptoms of acute HIV infection may include these, but they are so non-specific that to attribute them to HIV without definitive testing would not be appropriate. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to HIV please go and be tested. Knowing what you have early on is very important. ...Read more

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I feel bitterness in my mouth when i wake up in the morning. Is it a sign of any illness? How can I treat the symptom?

I feel bitterness in my mouth when i wake up in the morning. Is it a sign of any illness? How can I treat the symptom?

Smoker?: Smoking can do this. Acid running up from your stomach when you lie down could also do this. That is more likely if you are overweight and have a hernia in your diaphragm. Eating before going to bed could cause this also. ...Read more

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For several months I have had unusual symptoms involving my mouth. It start with a metallic taste now it is milder and sometimes bitter and irritated.

See MD/Dentist: First make sure your md has cleared you of any general health issues that can cause the tastes you are experiencing. The meds you are still taking may be causing this but you should check with your md before going off them to be safe. Once you're cleared medically see a dentist to make sure that you have no failing restorations or gum infection. Sometimes a leaking metal filling can taste metallic. ...Read more

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I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and i keep tasting something metallic and bitter can you please explain these symptoms?

I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and i keep tasting something metallic and bitter can you please explain these symptoms?

Metallic ; Bitter: Gum disease, hormonal changes, blood or discharge from the sores, your medications, not drinking enough water, nasal discharge... The list continues, but not all may be your answer. To find the true cause, please see a dentist, or doctor, or both. Metallic, bitter tastes may be temporary ; insignificant, or they may indicate the beginning of something serious in the mouth or body. Best examined! ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste in the back of my mouth now for a week with no other symptoms. I've had no change in lifestyle/diet. How do I get rid of it?

I have a bitter taste in the back of my mouth now for a week with no other symptoms. I've had no change in lifestyle/diet. How do I get rid of it?

Get it checked: Several possibilities, including periodontal disease, tonsilar issues, or reflux from the gut. A dentist can check for periodontal disease. An ENT can check your tonilar areas. ...Read more

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Feeling sleepy, bitter taste in mouth, acidity symptoms, pregnancy?

Feeling sleepy, bitter taste in mouth, acidity symptoms, pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, ^ gagging ; yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more

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I feel some sticky substance in my mouth when i don't eat, bitter taste in mouth, hot air frm mouth, blackening n yellowing of teeth.Sign of bad breath?

Bad breath plus: You sound dehydrated because your saliva is thick n sticky. The bitterness is from electrolyte imbalance from lack of fluids n nutrition. The black is decay and tarter. You probably have bloody toothbrush and mooith full of blood when you do brush. The yellow is the layers of plaque fromo inadequate and infrequent brushing. All that i've just listed will cause overwhelming bad breath! ...Read more

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