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Metallic/sour taste in mouth, licking lips is worse. Why is this, and what causes it? I have had problems w/acid lately and ibs.

Metallic/sour taste in mouth, licking lips is worse. Why is this, and what causes it? I have had problems w/acid lately and ibs.

Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux and should be treated. Perhaps a short course of a medication like Pepcid (famotidine) (over the counter) may imporve the symptoms. ...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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Having bad breath for some time now. My dentist said my mouth is ok. Is it caused by my IBS problem or my bad throat? How to determine the cause?

Having bad breath for some time now. My dentist said my mouth is ok. Is it caused by my IBS problem or my bad throat? How to determine the cause?

Bad breath: Chronic bad breath (halitosis) has many possible causes: poor oral hygiene (not brushing and flossing thoroughly and properly), unrestored decay, gum disease, acid reflux, smoking, diet, oral viral or fungal infections, stomach or systemic disease. If you are brushing, flossing, and cleaning your tongue, and have no dental issues, make an appointment with your medical doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Is mouth sores a side effect of ibs?

Is mouth sores a side effect of ibs?

Cause same: The cause for inflammation of gut mucosa affects mucosal tissue in and around mouth - usually a sign of depleted b vitamins esp riboflavin which is needed to repair mucosa. Pellagra b3 deficiency can co-exsist. To heal use b vit + glutamine to calm inflammation. ...Read more

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Can people get dry mouth with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Can people get dry mouth with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

It is possible: It is possible, especially if you are taking any medication to battle ibs. Many drugs can cause dry mouth as a side effect. Ask you doctor and see if your dentist has any suggestions to combat the dry mouth. ...Read more

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Went to doctors for swollen uvula and top of mouth. Prescribed steroids. Can they affect my IBS? How long will it take them to heal the swelling?

Went to doctors for swollen uvula and top of mouth.  Prescribed steroids. Can they affect my IBS? How long will it take them to heal the swelling?

IBS and steroids: IBS should not be negatively affected by the steroids. The steroids should be takes for at least 3 to 4 days and can be stopped or tapered if you are in a longer course . Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Could IBS cause me to feel dehydrated? Even though i drink a lot of water i feel thirsty and have dry mouth

Could IBS cause me to feel dehydrated? Even though i drink a lot of water i feel thirsty and have dry mouth

Not usually: Unless your ibs is associated with frequent loose movements which in turn can lead to dehydration. There could be another problem leading to persistent dehydration and your physician should be consulted and blood work should be obtained. ...Read more

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I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?

I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?

Can check lab tests: A person who has signs of celiac disease, or is very worried she may have it, can see her primary care doctor or her GI specialist to get a lab test ordered. If the test is positive for celiac disease, she can go on a gluten-free diet. If the test is negative, but she still wants to try a gluten-free diet anyway, she can do a 1-2 month trial off all gluten and watch what happens. ...Read more

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Have ibs. Treating it with fibrogel mebev. But also get roof of mouth pain. Is this gerd? (all bloods neg). What next?

Have ibs. Treating it with fibrogel mebev. But also get roof of mouth pain. Is this gerd? (all bloods neg).  What next?

You need 2 Docs: You need to see both a gastroenterologist to determine if you have gerd in addition to ibs, and your dentist to evaluate your palatal pain. They may or may not be associated. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with IBS and GERD, my stool is random almost never good shape (yellow). Also I seem to have headache, tingling/crawling skin, dry mouth. and PVC's when I lay what's related?

I've been diagnosed with IBS and GERD, my stool is random almost never good shape (yellow). Also I seem to have headache, tingling/crawling skin, dry mouth. and PVC's when I lay what's related?

Unlikely all related: Your symptoms don't seem to be related to a single physical illness but may be related to anxiety or stress, which can affect widespread areas of the body. The mind-body connection is real. There is constant back and forth communication between your brain and your organs, not only by nerve connections, but also by neuropeptides generated by both, which travel in your blood>http://bit.ly/1v0GgZh ...Read more

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Dry mouth, severe stomach pain, constipation, insomnia. I suffer with ibs and after running out of my usual stomach pills (omeprazole) tried remegel?

Stomach pain: You have stomach pain but why is unclear. The omeprazole tells your stomach cells to secrete less acid. You don't say if that made you feel better. Then you took another medicine which neutralizes the acid in the stomach. Again you don't report on how you feel with it. So talk with your doc or get another! ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...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