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What causes bitter taste in the mouth?

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. ...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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What causes the awful bitter taste in my mouth during the night when sleeping?

What causes the awful bitter taste in my mouth during the night when sleeping?

I am not sure: You may want to brush and floss your teeth right before going to sleep. If the bitter taste continues after a few days, speak to a dentist or physician about it. They may have some remedies for you. Taste and smell is a science all to itself. You may have underlying conditions that are affecting your taste. These can be normalized once identified. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause bitter taste in mouth?

Tonsillitis: Yes, it absolutely can. Even more exciting is when you have tonsil calculus or tonsil stones. These are little white pellet-looking things that fill the pits or crypts in your tonsils. Not only will they taste bitter, but they'll give you some pretty foul smelling breath, so you won't be the only one who gets to experience them. If this is a chronic problem, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an unpleasant, bitter taste in my mouth?

Dysgeusia: Dysgeusia is the medical term for an impaired sense of taste. It can result in unpleasant taste sensations ranging from metallic to salty or bitter. The bad taste may also be described as foul or rancid. The severity of the bad taste varies among affected individuals. Dysgeusia can be caused by infections, inflammation, injury, or environmental factors. ...Read more

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Could Pepcid (famotidine) cause bitter taste in the mouth?

Could Pepcid (famotidine) cause bitter taste in the mouth?

More likely...: ...you are describing "sourbrash" when stomach contents regurgitate into your mouth. The probable cause is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) for which I assume you're taking Pepcid (famotidine). Optimizing acid suppression may prove helpful, but persistent symptoms warrant evaluation please. ...Read more

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What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I'm on losec mups (omeprazole) And I sometimes get bitter taste in my mouth. Cause?

Acid Reflux Symptom: Bitter or sour taste in the mouth is a common symptom of Acid Reflux (GERD). See your doctor for nutrition counseling. ...Read more

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When I eat I have a feeling the food is undigested. My tummy feels uncomfortable. Also my mouth feels dry with a bitter taste. What can cause this?

When I eat I have a feeling the food is undigested. My tummy feels uncomfortable. Also my mouth feels dry with a bitter taste. What can cause this?

High acid in stomach: TUMS helps, Zantac or Pepcid helps. Avoid spicy food, tomato based products, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, vinegar, citrus. These can all irritate. Prilosec, Nexium (esomeprazole) are most effective meds, but take longer to kick in ...Read more

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I get bitter taste in my mouth&bad breath after eating &sometimes it goes away after awhile. My tongue has a yellowish hue to it. What could cause this?

I get bitter taste in my mouth&bad breath after eating &sometimes it goes away after awhile. My tongue has a yellowish hue to it. What could cause this?

Yellow Coated Tongue: Is an inflammation of the tongue papillae. The condition occurs when bacteria in the mouth produce pigments which cause the tongue to develop a yellow coating. The causes are poor oral hygiene, medications, fever, dehydration, and mouth breathing. Use a tongue scraper and hydrogen peroxide (5:1 water) as a treatment. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Tough problem: Lots of people complain about this problem with clarithromycin. You can take it with food, that helps. But they also complain it ruins the taste of the food they've eaten. Other folks have reported they take the medicine and immediately brush their teeth, suck on hard candy or chew really strong chewing gum. Good luck...hopefully you won't be on it for long. ...Read more

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I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This condition should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste on tongue - like licking a lemon. Gets better with fluid intake, what could be the cause?

Lemon = acidic: Either way, a taste such as this could be indicative of cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, or even a sinus infection. Which, if any of the above is affecting you remains unknown. Please consult with a local dentist to rule out any tooth/gum problems, and then with your physician if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Could my wisdom teeth cause ear fullness? Jaw tight? Bitter taste?

Yes, yes, yes: Yes, all of these symptoms. What concerns me is the bitter taste as this might be an infection that requires treatment before it flares up into an emergency situation. Please see your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation to see whether or not your wisdom teeth require removal. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when I feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!

Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when I feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!

Yes it can!: As the acidic contents of your stomach rises to the back of your throat it can irritate those areas. Also, your brain "refers" pain from the back of your throat to your ears. That's the reason. ...Read more

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Does bitter taste in mouth signal disease?

Does bitter taste in mouth signal disease?

Sometimes: It may indicate acid reflux or due to eating extreme sweets mouth may feel bitter due to sweet withdrawal ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Sir I have bitter taste in mouth from one month. What I can do. My SGPT is 60.?

Sir I have bitter taste in mouth from one month. What I can do. My SGPT is 60.?

Likely unrelated: Some causes for bitter taste: infection in mouth, dry mouth (xerostomia), GERD, medication side effect, liver disorders, metabolic disorders, psychiatric disorders. The elevated SGPT (ALT) is likely unrelated to your bitter taste. Try brushing teeth, tongue, gums, and roof of mouth with toothpaste. Use mouthwash. If it persists see and ENT specialist. > http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Is a very bitter taste in mouth gen. An indication of only dental problems?

Is a very bitter taste in mouth gen. An indication of only dental problems?

A few come to mind: Acid reflux, side effects of medications you are taking, sinus infections, and diet. Periodontal problems can also be a cause, as well as cavities. ...Read more

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When bitter taste is gone after taking grade 2 esophagitis treatment, if feel bitter taste in mouth means esophagitis is not healed yet, how to test?

Taste test: The bitter taste in your mouth is an indication that you still have esophagitis. See a gastroenterologist He may want to do an esophagram or take a biopsy to see if your condition is still present ...Read more

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I am suffering from very bad sinusitis. What is a good medication to use? I have a headache and postnatal drip giving me a bitter taste in mouth. Tks

I am suffering from very bad sinusitis. What is a good medication to use? I have a headache and postnatal drip giving me a bitter taste in mouth. Tks

Sinusitis:chronic: A sinus inflammation can arise from an allergy, a virus or a bacteria. Those which start as allergies/viruses can block the sinus passages (swelling) and allow bacterial infection to occur. Ask your healthcare provider to consider using Ciprofloxin, a quinolone antibiotic with excellent coverage for abscesses (which is what bacterial sinusitis represents). ...Read more

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I have esophagitis, feel bitter taste in mouth after taking PPI. How long I take medication. How shoul I recheck. I done endoscopy before 2 months.

In addition: To omeprazole standard GERD Precautions should be followed for better outcome. No smoking, upright 1 hr b/4 and after meals and small frequent meals ...Read more

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I woke up feeling bad with headache, decreased urine output and bitter taste in mouth. Continues with pain from spider bite shouldi return to ed?

I woke up feeling bad with headache, decreased urine output and bitter taste in mouth. Continues with pain from spider bite shouldi return to ed?

Yes.: If you had a spider bite and now symptoms getting worse especially with decreased urine output I would suggest you go back to ED for evaluation now. ...Read more

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My endoscopy showed Esophagitis 2, how long I take rameprazole medication. I did ultrasound, it's normal, but feel bitter taste in mouth. When it heal?

My endoscopy showed Esophagitis 2, how long I take rameprazole medication. I did ultrasound, it's normal, but feel bitter taste in mouth. When it heal?

Ask the Dr., as...: Treatments for esophagitis depend on the underlying cause and the severity of tissue damage. For continuity of care and to assure you are doing the correct treatment as prescribed by your Dr. It is important to egt the duration of treatment form them. Do not forget one of the main stays of therapy is diet and avoidance of trigger food as well. See the following link:
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/333516-foods-to-avoid-with-esophagitis/ ...Read more

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I have a bitter taste in mouth since 2 days. My next period date is 18 sep 2013. I have backache also. We r trying for our 2nd child.

I have a bitter taste in mouth since 2 days. My next period date is 18 sep 2013. I have backache also. We r trying for our 2nd child.

Good luck: Once you get happy and pregnant you will forget about peripheral issues.
Keep trying and most succeed.
But suggest to make sure that things like infection are ruled out,
so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling sleepy, bitter taste in mouth, acidity symptoms, pregnancy?

Feeling sleepy, bitter taste in mouth, acidity symptoms, pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, ^ gagging ; yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more

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Hallo. Am having a bitter taste in mouth and feel nausea throughout. Also, while vomiting I saw blood but only once. What could be the problem. Help me?

Probable GERD: It's very possible that you have gastroesophageal reflux that is causing the bitter taste in your mouth. The blood in the vomit can be concerning so I would talkt to your primacy doctor about seeing a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Hi I hav GERD since 5 weeks n I m taking 40 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) once a day but I improve little. Now I hav bitter taste in mouth. Wht to do help me???

Hi I hav GERD since 5 weeks n I m taking 40 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) once a day but I improve little. Now I hav bitter taste in mouth. Wht to do help me???

Diet first: The diet is one of the most important treatments in GERD-avoiding trigger foods, such as coffee, alcohol, spicy foods, fatty foods etc, all of which can increase acid production. Follow-up with the Dr. And see if you need any further testing. After testing, if found to be certain hyper secretory conditions, you may need the medications twice a day for a period of time. Best wishes ...Read more

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I'm on day 4 of amoxicillin for extracted tooth. Developed HORRIBLE bitter taste in mouth. Food tastes bitter. Is it from antibiotic? Will it go away?

I'm on day 4 of amoxicillin for extracted tooth. Developed HORRIBLE bitter taste in mouth. Food tastes bitter. Is it from antibiotic? Will it go away?

IDK: It would be prudent to ask the dentist who is actually treating you and knows your medical and dental history, the exact circumstances of your treatment and who can evaluate it (rather than dentists on the internet sight unseen). Do you really want us just to venture a guess? ...Read more

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