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I have a bitter taste in my mouth i don't know why every time i drink water it worsens it started yest. Could it be any medical condition?

I have a bitter taste in my mouth i don't know why every time i drink water it worsens it started  yest. Could it be any medical condition?

Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This condition should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...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


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I had all four of my wisdom teeth out a week ago yet I have a bitter taste in my mouth that I can't seem to get rid of? How can I get rid of it?

I had all four of my wisdom teeth out a week ago yet I have a bitter taste in my mouth that I can't seem to get rid of? How can I get rid of it?

Still healing: The extraction site is probably still healing. Complete closure of the tooth socket takes 7-14 days . In some instances the doctor places a healing dressing to help .Food debri can be trapped . Also the possibility of improper healing should be confirmed . Best advise, visit your doctor. ...Read more

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Started Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 seven days ago now I have a bitter taste in my mouth also i can feel my heart beat as if my heart was outside my body as if scared?

Lexapro (escitalopram) dose: The bitter taste is from the lexapro (escitalopram). It is an uncommon side effect with lexapro (escitalopram). It will probably go away with time. With your history of high blood pressure and you feeling your heart pounding i think you should have your blood pressure checked. Sometime when people start on Lexapro (escitalopram) they can get a sense of over stimulation that can lead to palpitations. Sometimes that is treated by lowering the dose temporarily. Call your psychiatrist or prescribing physician for directions regarding any medication dosage changes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I always have a bitter taste in my mouth when I am hungry or when I woke up from sleep. What is my problem?

I always have a bitter taste in my mouth when I am hungry or when I woke up from sleep. What is my problem?

See a doctor : you may need to see a GI doctor. Dysgeusia can be caused by different reasons: infection ( e.g. Gum disease), some medications, hormones, and acid reflux can affect the taste buds. See your primary doctor first. ...Read more

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Why I have bitter taste in my mouth especially in the morning?

A few causes : Bitter taste in your mouth can come from dental cavities or gum disease. It may also come from acid reflux from your stomach or sinus drainage down your throat. If it continues longer than 2 weeks consider seeing your doctor and dentist. ...Read more

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Why do I have bitter taste in my mouth and how can I treat it?

Why do I have bitter taste in my mouth and how can I treat it?

Failing crowns?: Have your dentist do a thorough check up to see if you have failing crowns or bridges. ...Read more

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Why do I always have bitter taste in my mouth? I don't have any cancer.

Why do I always have bitter taste in my mouth? I don't have any cancer.

Unclear: There are several causes of such a complaint. They can be anything from dental issues to liver disease. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have bitter taste in my mouth with some slight headache.Lately i dream of late relations and friends. What's the problem?

Not serious: This doesn't sound serious to me, but I do recommend drinking plenty of water and seeing if this gets rid of the headaches and possibly the bitter taste in your mouth. If it doesn't go away after a few days, let me know. :]. ...Read more

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I have this sour/bitter taste in my mouth and lasts for hours. I also feel nauseous when it happens and sometimes my tongue tingles.

Acid Reflux ?: Distinct possibility. But this needs to be diagnosed locally, by your physician. Please make an appointment to be sure. ...Read more

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Just recently I have experienced a bitter taste in my mouth when eating (like almond), frequent headaches and nosebleeds (usually when I wash my face)?

Just recently I have experienced a bitter taste in my mouth when eating (like almond), frequent headaches and nosebleeds (usually when I wash my face)?

Otolaryngologist: I recommend an examination by an otolaryngologist as well as a blood pressure check in view of frequent nosebleeds. However these are commonly due to excessive dryness in your home causing a cracking of nasal membrane and veins there. You may need cauterization of the area if the nose bleed is always from the same nostril. Add a humidifier,apply a tiny amount of Vaseline to your nostrils nightly ...Read more

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I almost always have a bitter taste in my mouth that gives me bad breath. But I have excellent oral hygiene. What is causing this?

I almost always have a bitter taste in my mouth that gives me bad breath. But I have excellent oral hygiene. What is causing this?

Other sources: Must consider either sinus source or possibility of gastric reflux. Is your breath worse in the morning? May be having acid reflux while sleeping. Would consider exam by ENT and discussion of GERD with physician as well if source is not oral. ...Read more

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I have had a bad, bitter taste in my mouth for about 30 hours now, and had a sore throat for the past hour. Nose is starting to act up?

I have had a bad, bitter taste in my mouth for about 30 hours now, and had a sore throat for the past hour. Nose is starting to act up?

See your PCP: There are many possible causes for a bitter taste in your mouth e.g. (sinus infection, strep throat,etc.). You should contact your doctor if the bad taste persists more than a week. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy approximately 2 months ago. I have a bad - not quite bitter taste in my mouth, but the worst part is I can't taste most things.

Sense of smell: Taste is augmented by the sense of smell. Having said that I'm not sure what is going on but I think you should check with your doctor or get another opinion ...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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I went vegetarian and now have a bitter taste in my mouth all the time. Help!?

Taste: Lots of causes fro it. Sometimes just not enough fluids or acid reflux from your diet. See your doctor for blood tests to check your thyroid, anemia, b12 etc ...Read more

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Bitter Taste (Definition)

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