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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?

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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Why do I have the taste of blood or copper in my mouth?

See below: Either your have dental issue such as infected gums, or an underlying health condition, or it could be a side effect of a medication. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is use of colloidal copper ?

Let me explain: Copper is an essential mineral that body needs to support the health of your red blood cells, nerve fibers, bones and connective tissues. Copper is found in nuts, legumes, cereals, oysters, meat, potatoes and certain other vegetables. . Don’t take copper before first consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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How can copper affect a child's health?

How can copper affect a child's health?

Copper is incorpora-: ted in enzymes & proteins needed for development & maintenance of many organs & for many metabolic processes. Dietary copper is sufficient for kids & adults.Ingestion of copper supplements & genetic disorders like Wilson Disease, in which copper accumulates in the liver cause copper toxicity. Severe malnourishment, certain chelating agents & genetic disorders like Menke's cause copper deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: copper?

What is the definition or description of: copper?

A metal element: 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 in some uncommon diseases. ...Read more

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Is there anyone that has the copper i.U.D anymore\?

Many: Copper iuds are still in use although it is not as popular as one that contains progestin hormone (mirena). Copper iud (paragard) is approved for 10 years of use as opposed to Mirena (levonorgestrel) which is approved for 5 years. The main advantage of Mirena (levonorgestrel) is very light or no periods. Paragard is associated with little heavier periods. ...Read more

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Can you tell me all I need to know about copper coil?

Not in 400 taps: Are answers here are restricted to 400 characters (including letters, spaces and punctuation). That is not enough to discuss all you need to know about most things. We all wish it could be that easy! However, here is a great pamphlet that can answer many of your questions. http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/sex-birth-control/birth-control/intrauterine-device-iud.html ...Read more

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Low copper ? My copper is 63 normal is 72-166 anything to worry about ?

Low copper ? 
My copper is 63
normal is 72-166
anything to worry about ?

Unlikely: Not low enough to cause problems by itself (high is more concerning). Would suggest a multivitamin with high rda % of copper, check labels. ...Read more

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Low copper ? My copper is 63 normal is 72-166 anything to worry about ? Any help?

Low copper: Low copper is relatively rare, but can happen in a variety of conditions including supplementing with too much zinc (which causes poor absorption of copper). There can be neurological and hematological signs of this -- so please discuss with your physician. S/he may decide to supplement with low doses of copper, but you need to determine the cause if possible, first. ...Read more