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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
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Why do I have bitter taste in my mouth and how can I treat it?

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. Keegan Duchicela
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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


Dr. William A Biermann
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Why do I always have bitter taste in my mouth? I don't have any cancer.

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. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Lewis Mufson
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Dr. Eleanor Host
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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?

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
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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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Dr. Irv Loh
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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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Dr. Brian Affleck
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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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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


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