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Bitter tastes

Bitter tastes: Introduction

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Bitter tastes

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Causes of Types of Bitter tastes:

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Bitter tastes: Symptom Checker

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Bitter tastes Treatments

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Stories from Users for Bitter tastes

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Message Boards for Bitter tastes

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Diagnostic tests for Bitter tastes:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Bitter tastes. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • General appearance - looking for jaundice.
    • 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
  • more tests...»

Bitter tastes: Animations

Medications or substances causing Bitter tastes:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Bitter tastes as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Bitter tastes: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bitter tastes

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Bitter tastes. 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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Bitter tastes: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Bitter tastes

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to " more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or more »

Bitter tastes: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Bitter tastes

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Bitter tastes: Related Rare Diseases

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Bitter tastes: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Bitter tastes:

The list of organs typically affected by Bitter tastes may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Bitter tastes

The list below shows some of the causes of Bitter tastes mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Bitter tastes?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bitter tastes. Of the 62 causes of Bitter tastes that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 61 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bitter tastes:

The following list of conditions have 'Bitter tastes' 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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Causes of Bitter tastes Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Bitter tastes based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Bitter tastes?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Bitter tastes, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Bitter tastes:

Subtypes of Bitter tastes:

Bad tastes (62 causes), Acidic tastes (59 causes), Foul tastes (62 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Bitter tastes:

Taste symptoms (94 causes), Acidic tastes (59 causes), Metallic taste (59 causes), Foul taste (62 causes), Bad taste (62 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), Odor symptoms (148 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

Symptoms related to Bitter tastes:

Acidic taste (59 causes), Metallic taste (59 causes), Taste symptoms (94 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Tongue symptoms (430 causes), Tongue numbness, Tingling tongue (6 causes), Chemical denatonium, Anchovy poisoning, Bonefish poisoning, Chemical poisoning, Copper toxicity, Dental caries (61 causes), Dental conditions, Epidermolysis bullosa, Gastritism, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (163 causes)

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