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Im 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

Im 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?

Not a symptom: Being thirsty all the time and needing to urinate a lot, even overnight, are the cardinal symptoms of diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Does bad taste in mouth mean a sign of strep?

Does bad taste in mouth mean a sign of strep?

NO: Strep. Throat usually starts with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the angles of the jaws. A bad taste in the mouth can be caused by many things but not typically a strep. Throat. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid be causing bad taste in mouth?

Can the thyroid be causing bad taste in mouth?

No: I have never heard of this occurring, unless you are referring to the taste of the medication used to treat thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Anesthesia....: ...Some of the chemicals used in anesthesia may cause this, or it could be from dry mouth. If you had inhalation general anesthesia, the gasses may have been chemically bound to the water content in your mouth. This will clear after a while. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth when turning head to the left?

Bad taste in mouth when turning head to the left?

Infection: This may be a sign that you have an infection and when you turn your head to the left it forces some drainage from the area. You should see your dentist or oral surgeon to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What's wrong you have bad taste in mouth, and everything taste bad, that you drink, mouth dry.?

What's wrong you have bad taste in mouth, and everything taste bad, that you drink, mouth dry.?

Dehydration?Meds?: Drugs that dehydrate can cause this, not drinking enough h2o can, and medications which cause dry mouth (and their are many), all encourage the growth of bacteria in your mouth which can makes things "not right." also, many patients on antibiotics have a metallic or earthy feel in the mouth, and things taste bad. However, this should last until you finish the course. A zinc defiency does this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bad taste in mouth?

Thats relative: That would be subjective if we are talking about food. Medically, it would be a taste that you personally felt was not normal, or one that was anoying, or of sudden onset and persistant despite the absense of food or drink. ...Read more

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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

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


Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad tastes is a symptom in which a person senses a bad taste when he is not eating or drinking bad-tasting foods. A bad taste can come from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where stomach liquids make their way up to the throat, from some medicines, ...Read more