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Foul taste

Foul taste: Introduction

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Causes of Types of Foul taste:

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Foul taste Treatments

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Stories from Users for Foul taste

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Message Boards for Foul taste

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Diagnostic tests for Foul taste:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Foul taste. Some of these are listed below :

  • 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 test
    • Liver function test looking for elevated Bilirubin and liver enzymes in Jaundice
  • more tests...»

Foul taste: Animations

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Foul taste

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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: Foul 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.

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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Foul taste: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Foul taste

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, 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 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" 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, it can be 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 of symptoms (see 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 more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Foul taste

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Foul taste: Related Rare Diseases

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Foul taste: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Foul taste:

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Detailed list of causes of Foul taste

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How Common are these Causes of Foul taste?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Foul taste. Of the 62 causes of Foul taste 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: Foul taste:

The following list of conditions have 'Foul 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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Causes of Foul taste Based on Risk Factors

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Foul taste?

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

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

Classifications of Foul taste:

Subtypes of Foul taste:

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

Medical Conditions associated with Foul taste:

Taste symptoms (94 causes), Acidic tastes (59 causes), Metallic taste (59 causes), Bitter tastes (62 causes), Bad taste (62 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Odour symptoms (148 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 Foul taste:

Bitter taste, Acid taste (59 causes), Taste symptoms (94 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Anchovy poisoning (clupeotoxin), Bonefish poisoning (clupeotoxin), Chemical poisoning, Drugs- metranidaozale

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