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Leukemia taste changes?

Leukemia taste changes?

Taste changes: When you are not feeling well ( having leukemia) etc - you can have some alteration of the sense of tase. In addition distortion of the sense of taste ( dysgeusia) can be also caused by other things like drugs- eg. Antibiotics, asthma treatment, chemotherapy, zinc deficiency etc. ...Read more

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Taste buds back of tongue normally large?

large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top are the ones that sense bitter foods/things but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why sudden taste bud change & weight loss?

Why sudden taste bud change & weight loss?

Weight loss: If you have sudden unexplained weight loss this may merit medical evaluation . ...Read more

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Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more

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How are taste buds activated?

How are taste buds activated?

Stimulus: A chemical response from stimulus such as salt, sweet, sour and bitter by specialized receptor cells that get transmitted to your brain. ...Read more

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Foul taste in mouth - help?

Foul taste in mouth - help?

See a dentist: Brush, floss, and use a listerine-type mouthwash. If the taste/odor doesn't go away, see your doctor to rule out a throat infection, then see a dentist to evaluate for a tooth abscess. ...Read more

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Can dental implants cause loss of taste. Can taste or sense sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, but not taste foods.

Can dental implants cause loss of taste. Can taste or sense sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, but not taste foods.

Likely not: In 35 years of practice, never heard or read of this occurring. Typical implant placement sites do not go near the areas which provide these. I would suggest seeing an Oral Medicine specialist if these things have occurred. Further references might follow from there. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Does tonsillectomy take away your taste buds?

Does tonsillectomy take away your taste buds?

No: Tonsil surgery does not take away your taste buds. Some people after tonsil surgery will have a transient alteration of taste. This usually recovers with tinture of time. ...Read more

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Taste buds on roof of mouth ?

Taste buds on roof of mouth ?

May locations!: Taste receptors or taste buds are generally located on your tongue, soft palate which is the top of your palate way in the back where it gets softer, and the papilla (small bumps) way back on your tongue. ...Read more

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Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Possible cause: Stop the smokeless tobacco and see if your problem stops. Tobacco increases the incidence of oral cancer, so the sooner you stop, the better the chances you will stay healthy. ...Read more

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Are swollen taste buds normal while pregnant?

Are swollen taste buds normal while pregnant?

Not really: Sometimes your taste can change during pregnancy because of the change in hormones. Your gum tissues can swell, but swollen taste buds is not typically related to pregnancy. ...Read more

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White crust and bitter taste in my tongue?

White crust and bitter taste in my tongue?

Medical condition: Usually when there is a change in tongue tasting and abnormal tongue morphology with no reason, there is a need tin seeking for medical help. Sometimes it is because the influence of your food/medication you currenly have or sometimes is from unbalanced hormone or degeneration of sensry nerve, salivary glands or dry mouth condition, and...Etc. Please consult with your physician for answer. ...Read more

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Bitter taste in mouth and black poop?

Bitter taste in mouth and black poop?

See your doctor: Black, tarry stools (poop) can mean blood in the stool. These symptoms together could mean a bleeding ulcer. See your doctor right away! ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause bitter taste in mouth?

Tonsillitis: Yes, it absolutely can. Even more exciting is when you have tonsil calculus or tonsil stones. These are little white pellet-looking things that fill the pits or crypts in your tonsils. Not only will they taste bitter, but they'll give you some pretty foul smelling breath, so you won't be the only one who gets to experience them. If this is a chronic problem, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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Could bulimia make food taste funny?

Could bulimia make food taste funny?

Yes: Anytime you recurrently force yourself to vomit, you can inflame or damage salivary glands so that some digestive enzymes are affected. Bulimia is an eating disorder that over-focuses on food. You need help to recover from this condition -- primary care physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, and nutritionist can all work together as a team. Please see your primary care doctor and begin. ...Read more

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Why don't foods taste the same to me anymore? Can medication change taste buds?

Why don't foods taste the same to me anymore? Can medication change taste buds?

Bingo: Certain medical conditions and medications can change your sense of taste. Discuss your concerns with your PCP ...Read more

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How can our taste buds change over time?

How can our taste buds change over time?

Common: Taste can change over time from daily to long term. Most of taste involves the taste buds on tongue. These bumps or papillae on tongue have sensory structures registering different tastes. Theses can be affected daily like burning of tongue which will alter these sensations. Long term illness like dry mouth or treatments for cancer can cause diminished or loss of taste. Also smell influences taste ...Read more

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How often do taste buds change? An allergy pill I use to take didn't have really a taste last month now it taste really bad

How often do taste buds change? An allergy pill I use to take didn't have really a taste last month now it taste really bad

Sense of taste: Lots of things can effect taste. Here's an interesting article to read: http://www.popsci.com/article/science/7-things-affecting-your-sense-taste Was the medication from the same bottle? It might have even been the same generic medication tabs from different manufacturers in the same bottle. ...Read more

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What causes taste buds changes? I'm 37 and only recently starting tolerating olives and no longer like southern pecan coffee (previously loved it)!

Age: I agree with dr sandler answer as we age sometime our tastes change its not a change in your taste buds biut in what you like to eat. ...Read more

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Ttc. Is a change in my taste buds due to pregnancy?

Ttc. Is a change in my taste buds due to pregnancy?

Not a pregnancy: indicator. Take a pregnancy test if you miss your period. Take care. ...Read more

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Why sudden taste bud change & weight loss?

Weight loss: If you have sudden unexplained weight loss this may merit medical evaluation . ...Read more

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How do taste buds work?

How do taste buds work?

Receptor Cells: The taste receptor cells send information detected by clusters of various receptors and ion channels to the gustatory areas of the brain via the seventh, ninth and tenth cranial nerves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taste_bud ...Read more

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How are taste buds activated?

Stimulus: A chemical response from stimulus such as salt, sweet, sour and bitter by specialized receptor cells that get transmitted to your brain. ...Read more

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Can i lose my taste buds forever?

Can i lose my taste buds forever?

Dysgeusia: is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy. Usually it is transient. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get my taste buds back ?

How do I get my taste buds back ?

More info needed....: Your question is very vague... what exactly is the problem? Certain medical conditions and medications can cause loss of taste. Please consult with your local PCP for a physical and a consultation. ...Read more

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Why do you start loosing your taste buds?

Why do you start loosing your taste buds?

Various reasons: Natural loss of taste buds usually starts much later in life, usually past the age of 50. Irritants, especially chemicals can damage taste buds. If you are losing your sense of taste, there are also other medical causes that need to be looked into. Consult a physician if concerned and want answers for your specific set of circumstances. ...Read more

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I can't taste! do taste buds ever go bad?

Perhaps: This is usually related to a neurological state which may or may not be temporary. Suggest medical visit to determine source. ...Read more

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Which kind of taste buds are the largest?

Which kind of taste buds are the largest?

Check this site: This is an excellent website that illustrates the different sizes and varieties of taste buds. http://www.innerbody.com/image/nerv12.html ...Read more