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I have this sweet taste in my mouth the past two days. No I do not have diabetes, what else causes this?

I have this sweet taste in my mouth the past two days.  No I do not have diabetes, what else causes this?

Not sure: Sweet taste in one's mouth is not a symptom of any disease. Diabetes doesn't present with a sweet taste. If you have other symptoms such as burning, plaques on the mucosa or any other symptoms (cold symptoms or phlegm production), this may be related, but then it warrants to be checked by physician. ...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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Is it diabetes if whenever I eat sweets or drink coke I get a horrible taste in my mouth? It's not metallic just unpleasent.

Is it diabetes if whenever I eat sweets or drink coke I get a horrible taste in my mouth? It's not metallic just unpleasent.

Get home glucose..: Testing kits to check your own sugar level

can do at home with home glucose monitors

100-125 fasting or 2 hours after eating, 140-199= pre-diabetes

> 126 fasting, or >200 2-4 hours after eating = diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 9 weeks I wake up every mornin with a weird taste I can describe as sweet and a very dry mouth. Diabetes?

I'm pregnant 9 weeks I wake up every mornin with a weird taste I can describe as sweet and a very dry mouth. Diabetes?

Discuss with OBGYN: Right now your hormones are all over the place, but I would recommend you write down all your symptoms that develop and discuss them with your ob-gyn. Then the doctor can go over your concerns and order any tests that she feels is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a constant sweet taste in my mouth, and I've seen my Dr about it, he has checked for diabetes and checked my blood sugar and both are fine. It?

I have a constant sweet taste in my mouth, and I've seen my Dr about it, he has checked for diabetes and checked my blood sugar and both are fine. It?

Sweet taste: Some patients with primary aldosteronism complain to me of a metallic taste related to high potassium in their saliva. Never heard of only a sweet taste. What meds are you taking? Ever had a low potassium? ...Read more

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The tip of my tongue is sometimes numb and there are times that it tastes sweet. Is this from diabetes. I am type 2?

The tip of my tongue is sometimes numb and there are times that it tastes sweet. Is this from diabetes. I am type 2?

Not from DM: This is not from dm although I am having a hard time explaining what could be causing this. If it is progressing I would see someone. ...Read more

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I am feeling my mouth becom salt taste akways and I have diabetes?

I am feeling my mouth becom salt taste akways and I have diabetes?

Salty Taste in Mouth: Dehydration. This may be due to inadequate fluid intake or excessive fluid loss. Review your diet. Excessive intake of alcohol or caffeine can cause fluid loss, resulting in dehydration, which can make saliva saltier.
Side effect of certain medications, such as anti-thyroid medications and chemotherapy drugs. Salivary gland diseases and post nasal drainage. ...Read more

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I'm 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

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I have a strange taste in my mouth. Menthol. I've had it for a couple days now. Just wondering if it's a sign of diabetes?

I have a strange taste in my mouth. Menthol. I've had it for a couple days now. Just wondering if it's a sign of diabetes?

Thirsty/much urine?: The most consistent symptoms of diabetes are thirst and making lots of urine. This even wakes people up from sleep. Patients with type 1 can have a fruity odor on their breath from ketones, but without the thirst and making lots of urine this isn't diabetes. ...Read more

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Sir, I feel my mouth dry badly every morning when I get up. Is it the symptom of diabetes?

Maybe but unlikely: It can be although not the most common symptom of diabetes. The only way to know is to test for it. Talk to your physician. The common symptoms of diabetes are excessive thirst, hunger, urination. ...Read more

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I feel my thirst increased and my mouth is always dry when I wake up. Is it diabetes?

I feel my thirst increased and my mouth is always dry when I wake up. Is it diabetes?

Maybe, maybe not: A blood test could tell you if it's diabetes. But it could just be dry mouth from mouth breathing during sleep. Some meds can cause dry mouth too. ...Read more

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Is dry mouth a symptom of diabetes?

Is dry mouth a symptom of diabetes?

Certainly possible: Especially if associated with frequent urination, hunger, increased thirst. ...Read more

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Diabetes and that horrible icky dry morning mouth? Is there a mouth wash, or medicine to correct this?

Biotene: This is not the only one out there also salivart and other salivary substitutes, but I have found this to be quite well accepted. ...Read more

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What are some other causes of dry mouth besides sjogrens or diabetes?

What are some other causes of dry mouth besides sjogrens or diabetes?

Other possibilities-: Other causes include many medications, mouth breathing, dehydration, overuse of mouth rinses that contain alcohol, hiv/aids, alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, parkinson's disease, stroke, and mumps and nerve damage. ...Read more

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Is sugar in my urine and dry mouth serious diabetes problems or minor?

Is sugar in my urine and dry mouth serious diabetes problems or minor?

Need lab work: To determine the severity of your diabetes, your doctor can do some lab tests. Please follow up with your PCP.

It is important to get your diabetes under good control, so you do not develop nerve, kidney, heart or other complications from your diabetes. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes dry mouth besides sjogrens or diabetes?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes dry mouth besides sjogrens or diabetes?

Medications: Different medications can cause dry mouth, such as high blood pressure medications, anti-anxiety medications, mood elevators, etc. You can also have some sort of infection or defect within the salivary glands that reduces salivary output. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My mom has diabetes and complains of having a dry mouth. Can I get something to alleviate her dry mouth?

My mom has diabetes and complains of having a dry mouth. Can I get something to alleviate her dry mouth?

Dry mouth: There are over the counter mouth washes that can help. Sucking on sugar free mints or chewing gum can also help. Make sure she is hydrated and drinking enough water. Also, I would see that her blood sugar is under good control as dry mouth can be a sign of that. ...Read more

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Just miscarried experiencing dry mouth and thirst prior to MC. Don't have diabetes was tested came up negative. Is it normal?

Just miscarried experiencing dry mouth and thirst prior to MC. Don't have diabetes was tested came up negative. Is it normal?

Probably: Dry mouth and increased thirst as well as increased urination are symptoms of diabetes and diabetes can increase the risk of miscarriage but if the testing for diabetes was negative there shouldn't be anything else to worry about. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are frequent urination and dry mouth symptoms of diabetes?

Are frequent urination and dry mouth symptoms of diabetes?

Possibly: Dry mouth and frequent urination are symptoms of diabetes, and also urinary tract infections, dehydration, and several other systemic diseases.

See you physician or medical provider. ...Read more

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Could dry mouth, numbness, & can't swallow be symptoms of diabetes?

Could dry mouth, numbness, & can't swallow be symptoms of diabetes?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes. On medication. On a diet. I now feel weak, tired, nauseous, mouth full of saliva. Advise please?

I have type 2 diabetes. On medication. On a diet. I now feel weak, tired, nauseous, mouth full of saliva. Advise please?

Type 2 Diabetes: What kind of diet are you on? Ask your doctor about a ketogenic food plan (which is low carb). How is your exercise level and how much rest do you get? This can be reversed but it takes work. Challenge at first then easier. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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BP was 127/82 then half hour 145/100 did echo I have mvp, trivial MR. I don't have any other symptoms but dry mouth/frequent urination no diabetes

BP was 127/82 then half hour 145/100 did echo I have mvp, trivial MR. I don't have any other symptoms but dry mouth/frequent urination no diabetes

See cardiologist: You need full evaluation by a cardiologist.
Do you drink energy drinks,sodas, pops, beer or other alcoholic beverages.
You are typical dehydration case
Most of us specially teen never drink water and they consumes energy drink and sodas that make them more dehydrated.it act like diuretic,because they pee like a storm they think that is good for the kidneys, your dry mouth is an example hydrate ...Read more

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During day, have urge to urinate every 1-2 hrs, have dry mouth, thirst all the time. But at night I do not have such problems.is it diabetes insipidus?

During day, have urge to urinate every 1-2 hrs, have dry mouth, thirst all the time. But at night I do not have such problems.is it diabetes insipidus?

R/O diabetes: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Husband has type 2 diabetes. He has a small area of facial numbness on right side of mouth, like dental procedure/novocaine, fingertips, right.

Husband has type 2 diabetes. He has a small area of facial numbness on right side of mouth, like dental procedure/novocaine, fingertips, right.

See doctor: Whether the diabetes is well controlled this condition should be evaluated asap. It could be caused by a number of different things. Diabetic neuropathy, a tumor or growth impinging on a nerve, circulation problems, multiple sclerosis are all things that can cause numbness or tingling anywhere in the body. Get him to the doctor quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Over the last few days I've been waking up with stiffness in my hands and feet and around my mouth. I sleep 8hrs and use a cpap nightly. No diabetes?

Not diabetes: Morning stiffness is not a sign of diabetes. Sometimes arthritis can do this, but before getting too concerned I would suggest waiting to see if this stiffness just resolves on its own. ...Read more

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I have unexplained jaw pain. It started 4-5 days ago. I don't have teeth. I'm a 38 yr d female with type 2 diabetes. When I get the pain, it makes my mouth water & I feel like I'm going to be sick. I can't explain the feeling. But it's like air or something

I have unexplained jaw pain. It started 4-5 days ago. I don't have teeth. I'm a 38 yr d female with type 2 diabetes. When I get the pain, it makes my mouth water & I feel like I'm going to be sick. I can't explain the feeling. But it's like air or something

Oral surgeon: Hard to say without examination. Most common cause of jaw pain not related to tooth is TMJ. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. You many need to see a TMJ-orofacial pain doc. See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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I feel like I may be having symptoms of diabetes. Constant nausea and hunger, frequent urination, back ache and dry mouth?

See your doctor: If you have symptoms or warning signs of the diabetes, it's important to seek medical attention. Even people with pre-diabetes can have the increased risk of comorbidities like heart disease. Call your doctor for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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