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Metallic taste

Metallic taste: Introduction

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Metallic taste

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Causes of Types of Metallic taste:

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Metallic taste: Symptom Checker

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Metallic taste Treatments

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Stories from Users for Metallic taste

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Message Boards for Metallic taste

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Diagnostic tests for Metallic taste:

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

  • 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.
  • more tests...»

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Medications or substances causing Metallic taste:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Metallic taste 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.

Metallic taste: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Metallic 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: Metallic 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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Metallic taste: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Metallic taste

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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 " 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 »

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

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis 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 »

Metallic taste: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Metallic taste

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Metallic taste: Related Rare Diseases

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Metallic taste: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Metallic taste:

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

Detailed list of causes of Metallic taste

The list below shows some of the causes of Metallic taste mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Metallic 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 Metallic taste. Of the 59 causes of Metallic 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
  • 58 causes have no prevalence information.

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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Causes of Metallic taste Based on Risk Factors

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

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

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

Classifications of Metallic taste:

Subtypes of Metallic taste:

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

Medical Conditions associated with Metallic taste:

Taste symptoms (94 causes), Acidic tastes (59 causes), Bitter tastes (62 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 Metallic taste:

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Medical News summaries about Metallic taste

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