I'm having occasional swelling and severe metallic taste in mouth. Is it cancer?

Not likely. There are many reasons for metallic taste, including side effect of some medications, poor oral hygiene, heavy metal poisoning, iodine intake and more. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor for a history, physical examination and may be some lab tests, however, cancer is unlikely.

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I am having occasional swelling and severe metallic taste in mouth. Is it cancer?

Not likely. While people who receive certain chemotherapy agents can have a metallic taste in their mouths as a result, if you do not already have cancer, then a metallic taste is far more likely to be related to benign causes... Dry mouth, diet, acid reflux, or many others. If it persists and is bothersome check with your primary care doctor. Read more...
No see doctor. Probably not. It could be some sort of infection. Best to see your doctor to get it checked out. Read more...

Lip numbness, localized swelling, severe metallic taste, light tooth loosening, do I have cancer?

Not likely. Sounds mostly like an allergic reaction. While some chemotherapy agents can causes these types of side effects, if you do not already have cancer, then the above symptoms are far more likely to have a benign cause. If they persist check with your primary care doctor. Possible causes could be malnutrition, allergic reaction, thyroid disorder, dietary causes. Read more...

I have cocalized lip swelling and metallic taste in mouth. Is this cancer?

Lip swelling. Probably not, but this is not something that can be diagnosed without a thorough examination and a dental/medical history. You should see your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination. Read more...

Do I have an abcess? Ever since last nite ive had slight swelling behind top front tooth and a metallic taste in mouth. No toothache tho. I'm only 20

Could be. Swelling and metallic taste are indicative of infection. 2 things you can do to see if it's abscessed. Tap on the tooth, if it hurts more than tapping on your other teeth, you may have abscess. Also, push on tooth like you are trying to push it up into the gum. If it hurts, could be abscessed. If no responses to those tests, could just be gum abscess rather than tooth abscess. Dentist trip asap. Read more...
Possibly. An abscessed incisor is a possibility but it's not the only one. You may have gum inflammation or irritation from insufficient oral care, a mild injury from contact to hot food or liquid or even vigorous brushing from a hard bristle tooth brush. If the swelling gets worse or it starts to hurt, you should see a dentist. Some medications can cause a metallic taste but, in your case, I don't know. Read more...

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?

Call. call the Dentist or Dental Specialist who did your surgery. That's the person who knows your situation best. Post-surgical evaluation may be in order. Also note that lots of things, not related to your surgery, can result in "metal;ic taste." Read more...
Internet Diagnosis. I'm sorry but you would have to be personally seen clinically in order to evaluate your situation and answer your question accurately and properly. Discuss with the dentist who just treated you. Read more...
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...

Any advice how to overcome a metallic taste in mouth which works? Any advice would be appreciated thanks, my dad has cancer

Dysgeusia. is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. Dysgeusia is not very common. Fortunately, many of the causes are temporary and not life-threatening, but the disorder does affect your quality of life. See your PCP for neurological exam and evaluation. Read more...
Worth a try-- Spicy foods will help remove the metallic taste and perhaps provide your dad some enjoyment with eating. Try different spices and see which helps most. Hope this helps him. Good luck. Read more...

Metallic taste in throat and naseua feeling if my mouth or throat is really dry discomfort from throat to stomach but don't feel weak is it cancer 20yo?

Unlikely but. Unlikely to be cancer but have your primary care physician examine you to make sure everything is ok. Your symptoms sound like acid reflux but, once again, talk to your pcp. Best wishes, ariel. Read more...
Gi issues. You are describing somewhat classic presentation of gastric reflux or acid reflux. At your age it is highly unlikely for u to develop a cancer that could cause these symptoms. The vastly more common causes would be related to acid reflux, stress, poor dental hygiene or other non malignant issues. Likely something that would be easy for your primary doctor to resolve for u. Read more...