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Diagnostic Tests for Metallic taste

Diagnostic Test list for Metallic taste:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Metallic taste includes:

  • General appearance
    • Looking for jaundice
  • Physical examination
    • Examination of mouth - looking at teeth hygiene, tooth abscess.
    • Palpate the abdomen - looking for tenderness in epigastrium (in midline, below the ribs) suggesting gastritis.
    • Palpate the liver - feeling for enlargement of the liver, tenderness.
  • Blood tests
    • Liver function test looking for elevated Bilirubin and liver enzymes in jaundice
    • Lead level if suspect lead poisoning
  • Gastroscopy - looking for reflux Esophagitis, gastritis, hiatus hernia.
  • Barium meal - can detect a hiatus hernia.
  • Esophageal pH monitoring - to determine severity and duration of acid reflux into esophagus.
  • Stool examination - for occult blood.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Metallic taste causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Metallic taste:

The following list of conditions have 'Metallic 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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