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I have a bad taste in my mouth - can't describe what it is but food doesn't have much taste even if I use more salt and pepper. (and my stomach is upset most of the time. I don't seem to have any dental problems but have an appointment to rule out my teeth. I am female and 72 yrs. old.

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

Going on 3 weeks. No vomiting but I guess I do get up to the point of nausea. I have been using Zantac to curb that.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I was taking a medication - Terbinafine - for two mouths and quit taking it in case that was the problem, but that didn't solve it.

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

OK, so you have described a situation medically.

What is your question for us about your situation?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What could be causing this?
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

There are many possible causes.

Before I give you a list, what type of doctor have you seen?

What tests have you had?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I haven't been to a doctor yet.
I wanted to rule out dental problems first.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I can't call you - I am at work.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 4 months ago

OK.

I did not suggest a call, that was site automation: I don't even do calls.

So dental problems are a cause.

As to other causes:

1. acid reflux.

2. Problems with smell. Smell affects taste: an ear nose and throat specialist would be needed.

3. Problems with only taste: ENT doctor would do taste testing. Problems with taste only can indicate neurological problems, from Parkinson's to heavy metal toxicity and B vitamin deficiencies.

4. Other more rare problems such as seizure disorder, which you don't have any indication of.

By in far, dental problems and acid reflux are the most common causes.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

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