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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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Can taking levothyroxine for low thyroid cause the metallic taste in my mouth after coughing?

Can taking levothyroxine for low thyroid cause the metallic taste in my mouth after coughing?

Levothyroxine: Experiencing a metallic taste in the mouth is one of the side effects reported by patients taking levothyroxine. It is unusual account for ...Read more

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I have a metallic taste in my mouth what are the possibilities that this is a reaction to the titanium in my neck?

I have a metallic taste in my mouth what are the possibilities that this is a reaction to the titanium in my neck?

No.: The area of your neck has no contact with the digestive tract, where taste take place. Titanium is tasteless. ...Read more

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Why would you get metallic taste in mouth when exercising and getting upper left chest and neck discomfort, deep heaviness?

Why would you get metallic taste in mouth when exercising and getting upper left chest and neck discomfort, deep heaviness?

See your physician: You should see your physician and have all symptoms examined, perhaps run few tests. Then see your dentist ...Read more

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Neck pain metallic taste in mouth, are these connected to seizures?

Neck pain metallic taste in mouth, are these connected to seizures?

Neck pain: Nick pain may be from seizure, but metallic taste could be side effect of meds. Or drugs.
Or allergy to them.
Metallic taste also could be one if the signs of certain diseases, consult your doctor if condition persists. ...Read more

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I have migraine (prone to migraines), neck is very stiff and sore and have a metallic taste in mouth. What could be the cause of this?

I have migraine (prone to migraines), neck is very stiff and sore and have a metallic taste in mouth. What could be the cause of this?

MD and DDS: I suggest you consult with a physician regarding the migraines and stiff neck. Regarding the metallic taste, some medications can cause this. You should also see a dentist as there may be some dental issues as well. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this metallic taste in my mouth? I have had it for 6 weeks. I also have lower back pain and neck pain.

What is the cause of this metallic taste in my mouth? I have had it for 6 weeks. I also have lower back pain and neck pain.

Metallic Taste: Metallic taste can be from restorations, old fillings, diet, and a myriad of other possibilities. Go to your doctor to determine the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are back and neck pain, heart burn, and a metallic taste in the mouth associated with a heart attack?

Are back and neck pain, heart burn, and a metallic taste in the mouth associated with a heart attack?

Yes Possibly: However at your age, unless you have a string family history of heart attacks at young age I wouldn't be so concerned. Most likely its heartburn/gerd, but to really sure I would speak with your doctor further about this. ...Read more

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Chronic neck, jaw, face, ear, shoulder and other ligament /joint pains but last few months get metallic taste in mouth only when pain comes on, why?

Chronic neck, jaw, face, ear, shoulder and other ligament /joint pains but last few months get metallic taste in mouth only when pain comes on, why?

2 separate condition: 1. Dysgeusia is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems and treatments. 2. TMJ disorder. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for proper diagnosis and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth?

Metallic taste in mouth?

Metallic taste/mouth: There are many causes of metallic taste in mouth
1 many prescription and over the counter meds can cause it
2 dental infection or gum disease and dental fillings
3 bleeding from gums, sinuses or nose
if it is persistant you should check with your dentist and your doctor and list all the meds you are taking including over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Taking itraconazol for histo. Now have mouth sores and metallic taste. Is this a problem?

Maybe: These symptoms will go away after med is stopped more than likely. Dealing with side effects can be endured or palliative ly dealt with by otc means for sores or a dentist can rx. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction (#15).Right after surgery, felt some salty taste on the left side.48hrs after surgery until now (69hr), have felt some metallic taste in mouth&nauseous. Have also felt some light soreness. No swelling. Infection or different problem?

Had a tooth extraction (#15).Right after surgery, felt some salty taste on the left side.48hrs after surgery until now (69hr), have felt some metallic taste in mouth&nauseous. Have also felt some light soreness. No swelling. Infection or different problem?

Extraction of #15: Soreness and a bad taste is not abnormal after an extraction. For any questions or discomfort, call the dentist who extracted your tooth. Your dentist is the one who is familiar with any issues involving the procedure. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

Broad range possible: Certain supplements & medications can give a metallic taste like biaxin, (clarithromycin) lithium, azithromycin, captopril, penicillamine, meds for glaucoma, reflux, & insomnia. Epistaxis, sinus infections or gingivitis with occult bleeding of the gums can give a metallic taste. Deteriorating metallic fillings, caries & abscesses can as well. Vitamin deficiencies b-12 & zinc, pregnancy & some systemic diseases. ...Read more

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Why does my boyfriend have a metallic taste in his mouth?

Why does my boyfriend have a metallic taste in his mouth?

Drug side effects: A metallic taste can be a side effect of drugs or medications. I suggest he see his family doctor to explore this possibility. A comprehensive dental exam would also be a good idea. ...Read more

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What can cause a metallic taste in your mouth?

Gingivitis: While a number of conditions can cause a metallic taste in your mouth, gingivitis is the probably the most common. You should see a dentist to have it addressed and properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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Sudden metallic taste in mouth. Am I tasting my own blood?

Sudden metallic taste in mouth. Am I tasting my own blood?

More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in your mouth?

What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in your mouth?

Not metal: Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones and iodine can cause metalic taste. Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene. Rigorous oral hygiene should be the first approach to treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a metallic taste in my mouth at odd times?

What could cause a metallic taste in my mouth at odd times?

Many reasons: 1. Galvanic action: 2 different metals in saliva, a conductive fluid. 2. Leaking or broken down fillings. 3. Gum disease can cause a metallic taste. 4. Medications that are taken. 5. Trapped food particles or foods you have eaten. Consider these reasons, brush and floss well, and seek professional advice if it persists. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing this metallic taste in my mouth?

Hard to say...: Without a medical history and an exam, it is difficult to tell you exactly what is your cause. Multiple factors contribute, including medications, hormonal changes, dental problems, etc. Please see your physician and dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've got a metallic taste in my mouth. What could cause this?

See dentist: You could have a vitamin deficiency. You could also have beginning periodontal disease. See a dentist to have your mouth evaluated. ...Read more

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I have got a metallic taste in my mouth, what does this signify?

Could be many things: Broken filling, GI issue, reflux, result of drug therapy. Start by seeing your dentist and if all is okay see your md/ent/gi specialist. ...Read more

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Does getting chemo leave a metallic taste in your mouth?

Does getting chemo leave a metallic taste in your mouth?

Yes: Quite common side effect, not sure of cause, might be from lack of saliva. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dizziness, metallic taste in mouth?

Multifactorial: Could be a medication causing the metallic taste in your mouth. If you have just changed or started a new medication I would suggest looking to see if that is a symptom. I would also get checked by your general practitioner to have your blood glucose levels monitored. ...Read more

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Could fluctuations in estrogen levels lead to a metallic taste in your mouth?

Could fluctuations in estrogen levels lead to a metallic taste in your mouth?

Taste: Many causes lead altered taste. Included are disease in the mouth - especially periodontal. Restorations in the mouth may alter taste. Medications may effect taste. Many systemic diseases have an effect. To best answer this question we need a complete history including list of all medications including herbals, over the counter, and to do a complete exam. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more