• Metal taste in mouth

    Asked by toml on Monday, January 2, 2012

    Metal taste in mouth

    I've had 2 Mri with contrast and a bone scan with the radioactive dye in the last few weeks. In the last week I have an aluminum tastes in my mouth. The doctor said it is a side affect of so much contrast and it will go away soon. Anyone else experienced this and how long does it last.

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    • hopefulyet24's Avatar

      I attend a cancer support group meeting we discuss a lot of things which metal taste is one of the problem that is experienced by some who've had or is having chemo. A suggestion is to use plastic (spoons, forks etc. or glass (pots and pans)
      Good luck

      almost 5 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      Another trick to get rid of the taste is cinnamon gum. I'm not sure how long it will last though. I had mine related to chemo, not contrast.

      almost 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Sounds like from your post, it's related to the contrast, I don't see in your post if your on chemo. I had all sorts of bad tastes from chemo. Had the bone scan, and don't remember any long term tastes. I tend to taste most anything injected into me immediatly. I'm just funny that way, we are all different in how we react to these things. Your doc is probably on top of it, it will go away soon.
      Good luck in your treatments.

      almost 5 years ago
    • adolmakr's Avatar

      I've had a metallic sensation in my mouth for two or three weeks and I am not on any medication (yet). Tests requiring foreign substances (i.e. dye, etc) were over weeks ago so I just figured that the cancer (metastatic melanoma) was the cause of the taste in my mouth.

      almost 5 years ago
    • barejerr813's Avatar

      if you have a cast iron stomach. mexican food, was always good getting rid of that taste in your mouth. then again you'll need dairy to get rid of the burn.

      i get what i call lung cancer funk taste in my mouth, atomic fireballs are good to kill taste.. you can buy them at sams club.

      even saline has it own special taste. i have always tasted the contast taste after a ct scan or mri, even the PeTscan contrast is a bit, funky tasting.

      almost 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I too get that yucky metallic taste, but more so from chemo than from the MRIs and cat scans I have had. It usually is very noticable for several days each chemo cycle. It gets better, but really isn't completely gone. What has worked best for me is sugarless hard candy, particularly butterscotch. For some reason, it masks the taste better than fruit flavored candies.

      almost 5 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar

      Try sucking on sour candies also they seem to help me. I also taste everything they put into my port. Also when having the test done if possible suck on the candy also that will keep the taste from starting.
      Good Luck

      almost 5 years ago

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