What causes metallic taste in mouth with tingling in lips? - Online Doctor Chats
How long has this been going on?
OK, now which symptoms started first? The taste? or the discoloration?
Alrighty. Thanks for the information.
I have a theory as to whats going on but you'll have to helpme fill in the blanks.
I think you might have a small electrolyte disturbance
basically that means some of the salts in your blood are not at their normal level. Tell me, have you had any recent blood work?
Could you upload the results?
i dont have a copy but might be able to get a copy
ok, i think that might help out a bit
see this kind of thing is normally either a small electrolyte issue,
im working on that now
since you have no medical issues, i am loath to say that it's a hormonal issue
i am 66 years old if that matters
Oh, another thing i need to check. Do you have any heart issue? Have you had any palpitations or a racing heart beat recently?
And is your blood pressure normal?
Heart is fine and blood pressure is normal just had a physical two weeks ago the Dr dismissed the symptoms
hmmm, well, ok, back to electrolyte imbalances....
how is that addressed
The first thing is to see if you absorbing your electrolytes correctly. Normally a nutritional deficiency (dietary deficiency) is to blame for these things
What the doctor would do (if they saw an electrolyte imbalance on the labs that they did) is send you to a dietician and start you on a multivitamin
If that didn't help, they would have to do more blood tests and possibly do an endoscopy
But there are alot of 'IF's 'ands' and 'buts' along that road, so it's not so easy to chart out
ok Ive have started multi vitmin in the last 2 weeks
Ok, thats a good thing.
has that affected the symptoms at all?
Hmmm. One more question for you? do you have any gum or tooth issues? Difficulty swallowing?
not that im aware of but do have a dental appointment next week
Ok, the only other thing i can think of is that if you have gingivitis, it would cause the metallic taste as well as lip issues (though the bluish discoloration is tough to blame on gingivitis)
will keytosis cause this condition
But your blood sugars would have to be through the roof to cause ketosis
blood sugar was 94
That was on an empty stomach right? (FAsting Blood sugar)
yes early Sunday before meal
Was it checked at the lab, or with a protable machine?
hmmmmm, ok that worries me a bit
Those things are notorious
Could you do me a favour and get your blood sugars tested at a doctors office?
The disease diabetes could cause ALL of your symptoms.. I never brought it up, because i assumed your blood sugars were an FBS from the lab
sure may take some time to make an appointment
I think it is important to rule that out
And if and when it DOES get ruled out, we can get back to the gingivitis, but at least we've ruled out the big stuff
I think that is a good plan of action
ok thank you for your time
ok thank you
Take care sir, I hope you figure this out
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