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Question by  ginny2k (37)

Would kidney disease cause a bad taste in your mouth?

I have kidney problems and have a bad taste in my mouth.


Answer by  Anonymous

I also have kidney disease and can tell you it will almost make you throw up it can get so bad.


Answer by  merchantmom (16)

While a bad taste in your mouth can indicate several different conditions, it is one of the symptoms of kidney disease or problems. Because the kidney filters out waste to be expelled from the body, if they are not working properly, there will begin to be a buildup of waste in your blood stream.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Yes it can. A lot of people describe the taste as drinking iron. This part of kidney disease can lead to kidney failure. This taste can be a result of waste build up in your blood and it can make different foods taste funny. If you haven't done so already you should see your doctor about this symptom.


Answer by  Rizu (141)

Yes, Kidney disease may result in a different food taste that is a metallic taste and also result in a bad breath. The symptoms of kidney disease appears very slowly.


Answer by  Knowit (44)

Waste can build in your blood due to the kidney's not cleansing properly. The waste that builds can lead to several problems one is indeed a bad taste in your mouth. Other symptoms may include bad breath, loss of appetite, nausea and vomitting. This condition is known as Uremia


Answer by  linsm (898)

Yes, kidney disease can cause a bad taste in your mouth. However, there are a multiple array of diseasses that also cause a bad taste including cancer, Crohn's diseease, disease of the gastric system, or something as simple as tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease) and even epilepsy.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

Having kidney disease can cause a bad taste in the mouth specifically a metallic taste which is caused by ammonia which your kidney can not filter anymore and excrete.

Reply by blanche (1):
can anything be done to relieve kidney patients of this bad taste or odor in the mouth. I am ashame to kiss my husband, because i hate the smell  add a comment

Answer by  Nancy (578)

A build up of waste in your blood, which normally the kidneys take care of, can cause a foul taste in your mouth. Make sure you drink plenty of water to help your kidney's "flush" out impurities.


Answer by  z40 (76)

i dont think it is. but all i know, 1 part of gastrointestinal problems usually affecting the other part, for example if u have gastritis,you easily have bad mouth odor. bad taste maybe can caused by the medicine you take or because u lack of water intake to clear your tounge.


Answer by  Mcbaldr (106)

kidney disease may cause alteration of taste sensation due to factors such as medication which in turn tastes a bit metallic


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

Yes disease causes a bad taste in ones mouth. You will have a feeling that you are drinking iron. If such is the case it may kead to kidney failure so better consult a good doctor to be on the safe side.

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