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Changes in taste sensations can result from various medical conditions. One reasonably common cause is acid reflux where stomach acid is regurgitated into the mouth giving a bad taste that can be described as an acid taste or metallic taste; refer to the symptoms of refux or heartburn. Another possibility is an infectious oral virus that may damage the tongue's sensory cells and result in changes to taste. Other mouth or tongue disorders, including mouth ulcers, are a possibility. Taste changes can also accompany other general types of illness, such as a fever, and these other symptoms need to be investigated for their cause. Various other causes of taste changes are possible; always seek prompt professional medical diagnosis for these symptoms....more »
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Loss of taste. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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causes of Loss of taste as a symptom include:
Complete or severe loss of the subjective sense of taste, frequently accompanied by OLFACTION DISORDERS.
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The list of organs typically affected by Loss of taste may include, but is not limited to:
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The following list of conditions have 'Loss of taste' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Medical Conditions associated with Loss of taste:
Taste symptoms (94 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Loss of taste:
Loss of smell (67 causes), Taste symptoms (94 causes), Tongue symptoms (430 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Bad tastes (62 causes), Foul tastes (62 causes), Bitter tastes (62 causes), Tongue infection, Glossitis (55 causes), Oral candidiasis (30 causes), Excessive smoking, Poor oral hygiene, Tooth infection (8 causes), Dental cavities (91 causes), Ear nerve injury, Ear infections, Ear surgery
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