Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

194 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes metallic taste in mouth while on an empty stomach?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Klerida Shehu

Gastroenterologist

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 2227 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: In the last few weeks on some times i get a mettallic taste in my mouth when on empty stomach. Once i have food it subsides. Also i get semi loose motions for 2/3 days every 2 weeks or so. Normally i have home cooked food only except when i travel out of home city. If symptom is more i have taken Norfloz tz for 3 or 5 days but the symptom comes back after few weeks again. Want to how to do diagnostics and know root cause and go for well directed treatment. I also have a history of intestinal infection from my child hood.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Following advice.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

The metalic taste on empty stomach may be related to biliary reflux. However other causes should be excluded. The most common causes of metalic taste are:
- Gastrointestinal disorders (biliary reflux, GERD, gastritis etc.)
- Oral cavity infection (stomatitis, gingivitis etc.)
- ENT infections (sinusitis, faringitis etc)
- Systemic disease such as diabetes.
- Side effects of specific medications including supplements and Otc.

If you were my patient I would recommend to do the following examinations to find out what is causing your symptoms:
- Blood work
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Upper endoscopy
- Skull x-ray
- Dental x-rays
- ENT specialist consultation

Hope this was of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Klerida
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Procedures

Recent questions on  Upper endoscopy

doctor1 MD

Hello, I have been having left sided chest pains and discomfort for the past 6 months. This pain is a very dull ache only on the left side. Sometimes pain can be very prominent but not severe - other times just a dull constant ache. The pain is...

doctor1 MD

Can this be esophagus cancer or something else? Worried it might be esophagus cancer. Symptoms: 23 year old male, about 1.6 (1 year and 6 months ago), upper endoscopy was done with no esophagitis , normal biopsy of esophagus. Hiatus hernia was...

doctor1 MD

I have had chest pain which I thought was heartburn or acid reflux . But then it started radiating up the both sides of my neck. It felt strange that was able to swallow and talk, but it would still be there, It was like a heavy ache that would...