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I have a strange dirt like taste in my mouth that comes and

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I have a strange dirt like taste in my mouth that comes and goes. It started about a month or two ago. I quit smoking four months ago. Don't know if that is relevant.
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Customer: As I said dirt taste in mouth that appears a few times a day without provocation. I am not pregnant. No one in the house has symptoms. I'm 45, live with husband son, and elderly father lives with us. This started two
JA: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?
Customer: Apx one or two months ago. I noticed it for the first time while at happy hour with husband and eating breaded shrimp. Thought it was the shrimp until it came back a few days later. It happens every day as a passing taste. I used to find it quite nauseatng, but I'm getting used to it. It's not an oral hygiene issue either. I'm a freak about my teeth. I did have geographic tongue and could only use mental entry toothpaste until I quit smoking four months ago. Quitting smoking resolved that issue. I've always had one tonsil that is large enough to be quite visible when you look at the back of my throat. I thought something squirted out of it when I pushed on it about
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

Associated stuffy nose,phlegm at back of throat?

Heartburn?

Constant throat irritation and clearing?

Are you taking any medications?

Thanks.

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