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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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Medical Conditions associated with Taste abnormalities:
Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Taste symptoms (94 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 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)
Symptoms related to Taste abnormalities:
Bitter taste, Loss of taste (64 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Tongue symptoms (430 causes), Acid taste (59 causes), Metallic taste (59 causes), Mouth ulcers (253 causes), Heartburn (163 causes)
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