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Acidic tastes Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

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

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How would you explain the taste in the mouth?

    Why: is it sour, bitter, foul.

  2. When do you notice the taste the most?

    Why: e.g. stooping, bending, laying flat.

  3. Do any foods or fluids aggravate the acidic taste

    Why: e.g. caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, fatty meals?

  4. Do you smoke cigarettes ? smoking increases the risk of reflux
  5. What medication do you take?

    Why: Certain medications can aggravate reflux symptoms.

  6. Sexual history?

    Why: To establish risk of hepatitis/jaundice.

  7. History of intravenous drug use?

    Why: To establish risk of hepatitis/jaundice.

  8. When do you experience these acidic tastes?

    Why: Unusual or acidic tastes may sometimes be the result of something you have eaten, a neurological disease such as epilepsy, acid regurgitation experienced in gastroesophageal reflux disease, or waterbrash experienced with peptic ulcer disease and esophagitis/gastroesophageal reflux disease.

  9. Have you ever had a seizure/convulsion or know of a family member with epilepsy?

    Why: Sometimes patients report an unusual metallic or acidic taste immediately prior to have a seizure. Epilepsy is a major cause of seizures and does have a genetic inheritable component. A metallic/acidic taste can also be noticed following plasma donation.

  10. Can you remember what happens after you experience the acidic taste, and how/when does it go away?

    Why: If you are experiencing a seizure then it is highly likely that you will not recall the events with occur immediately after you have this acidic taste.

  11. Have you had any other disturbances of taste and or smell?

    Why: Taste and smell are highly interrelated; more than half of what we call "taste" is actually the smell of whatever we are eating as its aromas waft into the back of our nose whilst eating. Any condition which affects the ability to smell (nose fracture, skull fracture, skull/facial trauma, frontal lobe brain tumor, meningitis) may effect and disturb your sense of taste.

  12. Have you ever felt fluid come back up into the back of your mouth (regurgitation)?

    Why: Reflux as seen in gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause acidic stomach contents to travel up your esophagus and into back of your mouth. Even if the regurgitated material does not reach your mouth, you may experience an acidic taste.

  13. Have you ever experienced heartburn, indigestion, or abdominal chest discomfort related to hunger, eating, or the time of day? These are symptoms of both gastroesophageal reflux disease which can acidic regurgitation, or peptic ulcer disease which can cause waterbrash
  14. Is there any heartburn? (see heartburn)
  15. Is there any waterbrash?

    Why: i.e. excess secretion of saliva into the mouth occurring in some patients with peptic ulcers or esophagitis.

  16. Is there any abdominal pain? (see abdominal pain)
  17. Is there any nausea or vomiting?
  18. Is there any difficulty with swallowing (see swallowing difficulty)
  19. Is there any hematemesis?

    Why: (see vomiting blood).

  20. Is there any black stool? (see black stool)
  21. Have you noticed a yellow colour to your skin? (see jaundice)
  22. Have you had a tooth ache?

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acidic tastes:

The following list of conditions have 'Acidic 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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