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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?

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?

See your dentist: It sounds like one of your dental restorations is leaking. If you have a crown / cap and it has come loose you will experience intermittent bad tastes.

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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 have a constant bitter taste in the back of my mouth, what could that be?

I have a constant bitter taste in the back of my mouth, what could that be?

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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?

Several causes: Several thing can cause this. Allergies and post nasal drip, infections, virus, acid reflux, thrush, poor oral hygiene, are some of the causes. See a dentist to find out what is going on i. Your mouth and how to best treat it.

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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?

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.

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What causes bitter taste in the mouth?

Various reasons: Do you have it all the time or only when you eat certain foods. Food allergies, mineral deficiencies, hormone abnormalities, toxic substances are just some of the reasons you could be having a bitter taste.

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Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth?

Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth?

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.

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I got so shocked that a sudden bitter taste came into my mouth. Is this normal?

I got so shocked that a sudden bitter taste came into my mouth. Is this normal?

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.

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Bitter taste in mouth with implantation?

Bitter taste in mouth with implantation?

No: This is absolutely not related to implantation; there are no symptoms with implantation.

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Can high cholestrol cause bitter taste of the mouth?

Can high cholestrol cause bitter taste of the mouth?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Bitter taste in mouth and black poop?

Bitter taste in mouth and black poop?

See your doctor: Black, tarry stools (poop) can mean blood in the stool. These symptoms together could mean a bleeding ulcer. See your doctor right away!

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Bitter taste in mouth correlated to losing weight?

May be from fasting: Fasting leads to ketones which changes the breath odor and taste. An empty stomach can also allow bile reflux and bile is bitter.

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Can a bitter taste in the mouth be caused from surgery?

Not the surgery: Often it is the medications you are taking that can do this. Pain medications can sometimes do this.

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There is a sudden bitter taste in my mouth, what's causing it?

There is a sudden bitter taste in my mouth, what's causing it?

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.

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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