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Sudden Bitter Taste In Back Of Mouth
Over a month ago I had this bitter taste in my mouth that lasted for several weeks. It finally went away. Now it is back again. What to do?
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Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.
I get a bitter taste at the back of my mouth when I eat something sweet. I was sanding some wood few days ago without a mask could that be the cause?
Yes: Inhaling particulates can impact taste and smell for several days after inhalation. Just provide yourself impeccable oral care for the next few days and consider investing in a tongue scraper, but this should clear quickly. The other possibility is a sinus congestion impacting smell and taste, so consider treatment with decongestants too. Finally, B vitamin deficiency can cause taste abn.
Is it normal to feel like you have a bitter taste in the back of your mouth after quitting smoking? I quit 8 months ago
Get checked: The most common reasons for a bitter taste include periodontal disease, tonsil associated infection, heavy metal toxicity, and GI issues. So get checked.
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?
Lower back pain, breast ache and bitter taste in mouth. Feeling tired and itchy vagina five days after ovulation. Had unprotected sex.
Pregn test?: Good place to start. In today's world, unprotected sex is like russian roulette.
Irritation under far back of tongue for 2 wks, bitter taste, thick whiteness in middle of back of tongue, sour taste, salivation. What could this be?
I had a filling on 2 of my back teeth on upper left & since then (8 days ago) I have had salty/sour/bitter taste. Altered taste. Is this normal & why?
Altered taste: Since we don't know anything about the teeth prior to being restored or the type of filling materials used, it would be best if you checked back with the dentist who restored the teeth. She/He will have much better insight into any potential causes for the altered taste.
The back of my throat is all bumpy I have really thick saliva and I wake up with a bitter taste, although my throat doesn't hurt, what is going on?
Throat infection?: Your doctor may need to Swab the back of your throat to check for bacteria that may be causing an infection
Bitter taste from...: Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications or even poor oral hygiene. Your sense of taste can also be impaired or distorted permanently from long-term smoking. Finally, a sudden bitter taste in the mouth can be a sign of an infection or other condition that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist for an evaluation.
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.
Not likely: I would look to the treatment (medication or even dietary) of the high cholesterol to be the cause. A neurologist may be consulted, too.
Unclear: There are several causes of such a complaint. They can be anything from dental issues to liver disease. Please check with your doctor.
Not the surgery: Often it is the medications you are taking that can do this. Pain medications can sometimes do this.
Symptom not disease: Whether dietary, due to drugs or a physical condition, a metal taste is a the main reason for a metal taste is something in your system that is reacting with your body chemistry to produce a metal taste. A metallic taste in the mouth, or dysgeusia, is a common side effect of a wide variety of medical treatments and medications, and is sometimes a symptom of a medical condition.See 1 more doctor answer
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