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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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Why do I have bitter taste in my mouth and how can I treat it?

Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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Why do I have bitter taste in my mouth and how can I treat it?

Failing crowns?: Have your dentist do a thorough check up to see if you have failing crowns or bridges. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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


Dr. William A Biermann
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
41 years in practice
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Why do I always have bitter taste in my mouth? I don't have any cancer.

Dr. William A Biermann
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
41 years in practice
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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What could be the cause of an unpleasant, bitter taste in my mouth?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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What would cause me to not be able to get rid of the bitter taste in my mouth?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Im on losec mups (omeprazole) And I sometimes get bitter taste in my mouth. Cause?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Im 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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Dr. Lewis Mufson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
49 years in practice
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I have pain in right rib cage area and and an intermittant bitter taste in my mouth. My gallbladder imaging was normal. What could cause this?

Dr. Lewis Mufson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
49 years in practice
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I have pain in right rib cage area and and an intermittant bitter taste in my mouth. My gallbladder imaging was normal. What could cause this?

POSSIB LE REFUX: You sxs are compatible with gastroesophageal reflux, i would try a ppi to see if you get relief, . ...Read more

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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Board Certified, Dentistry
38 years in practice
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I have bitter taste in my mouth for a week now. I don't take any medications , feel well, have good health. Teeth great . I don't that've this taste while i eat. Only between the meals. When i wake up i don't have it either. Why do I have it ?

Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Board Certified, Dentistry
38 years in practice
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I have bitter taste in my mouth for a week now. I don't take any medications , feel well, have  good health. Teeth great . I don't that've this taste while i eat. Only between the meals. When i wake up i don't have it either. Why do I have it ?

Possible GI/stomach?: If you have been to the dentist and eliminated the possibility of the bitter taste being a dental or gum related issue, go to your doctor and have a possible GI problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Eleanor Host
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
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I feel bitter taste in my mouth for 2 weeks, i take prevacid because i had a gerd..What do I have it?

Dr. Eleanor Host
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
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I feel bitter taste in my mouth for 2 weeks, i take prevacid  because i had a gerd..What do I have it?

More GERD: The most likely cause of bitter taste is acid reflux. The Prevacid may not be working as well. You could try switching to prilosec. If that doesn't help in few weeks, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Irv Loh
Board Certified, Cardiology
44 years in practice
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Can high cholestrol cause bitter taste of the mouth?

Dr. Irv Loh
Board Certified, Cardiology
44 years in practice
714K people helped

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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