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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


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For the past week I have been really nauseous but I don't throw up. Starting today, I have had an awful copper taste in my mouth. What could this be?

For the past week I have been really nauseous but I don't throw up. Starting today, I have had an awful copper taste in my mouth. What could this be?

Stomach flu : Stomach flu is a viral infection that affects the stomach and small intestine. The condition generally resolves without treatment within 3-4 days. If persists more than 2 weeks, see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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27F, had all tests done at ER for heart all came norm. So y do I hve chest pain. Left arm pain and copper taste. Weird feel wth tongue?

Gastro/esophagitis: that copper taste you described probably meant you had upper GI bleeding. you need to see a GI specialist ASAP -- in the mean time you could also take Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day (they are over the counter meds, if you didn't take meds for GERD) ...Read more

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I'm 27 f. I have chest pain, copper taste in mouth and jaw hurts and left arm hurts. What's wrong?

Less likely cardiac: Need to assess risk factors for heart disease. Young age make cardiac less likely. Consider gastrointestinal issues or reflux ...Read more

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I taste copper in my mouth but i'm not bleeding. Why is that?

Various possibilitie: excluding actually having copper (filings) or copper tasting foods/drinks (matcha). Infections of the sinus, or teeth, irritation of the nerves involved with taste/smell are some other possibilities. ...Read more

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Light weird period , doubting if im pregnant or not due to other stuff too, now have copper like metallic taste in mouth. Am i pregnant?Something else?

Light weird period , doubting if im pregnant or not due to other stuff too, now have copper like metallic taste in mouth. Am i pregnant?Something else?

Hard to say: What you describe does not sound like a common finding with pregnancy. Much more information is needed as many things can affect one's period. But since you are worried the easiest thing is to check a home pregnancy test. The metallic taste is unusual. Some medication side effects can do that (old antibiotic called biaxin), and from some infections like hepatitis. Smoking can effect taste. ...Read more

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Anemic, ulcerative colitis, & acid reflux- i burped up acid, copper w/a soapy taste & held down the vomit. Some came up & out my nose? What do I do?

Anemic, ulcerative colitis, & acid reflux- i burped up acid, copper w/a soapy taste & held down the vomit. Some came up & out my nose? What do I do?

Endosscopy?: Anemia in a 27 year old female can be from a gyn source, but the ulcerative colitis, or inflammation i the esophagus from gerd could also contribute. Upper and lower endoscopy can help determine the extent of damage from gerd and the activity level of colitis. You should decide with your primary care provider and/or GI doc whether or not to have upper-lower endoscopy. ...Read more

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I have a taste like copper in my mouth and am very nauseated, no Fever or chills and my heart feels like it's thumping very hard? Maybe flu?

I have a taste like copper in my mouth and am very nauseated, no Fever or chills and my heart  feels like it's thumping very hard? Maybe flu?

Heart beat dysgeusia: Seek medical attention-ER immediately as it may be cardiac heart attack. If not, sinusitis, gingivitis, peridontitis, plaque , medications/vitamin deficiency(Zn,B12), reflux, DM hyperparathyroidism, Sjogrens syndrome, sarcoidosis, possible thyroid, renal disease can cause a metallic taste. and thyroid disease hyperparthyroidism, and reflux can be associated with cardiac symptoms ...Read more

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