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avmcbellar (@avmcbellar)

Change in Taste

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Aug 16, 2019 | Replies (16)

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@avmcbellar I’m so sorry that you can’t taste and have a metallic taste now. I, too, have lost some taste, even my favorite ice cream doesn’t taste great anymore. 😥 Did the rupture of the AVM and subsequent surgery, affect a part of the brain responsible for taste? Not sure how old you are, but we lose taste and smell as we age. Any infection or inflammation can also be responsible. I would suggest seeing an ear, nose, and throat doctor (ENT). Get a good checkup and have a discussion. And see if he/she will refer to a large medical center for further testing. Best of luck! And let us know what you find out!

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Hi @becsbuddy, thanks for your suggestion. When my taste change occurred, I had 2 surgeries 2 months prior, that is why I asked the medical team that performed the surgeries why this happened. They had no clue. I was in my mid 50s when the rupture occurred and had no issues until then. It was strange that it happened all of a sudden. I was fine in one meal then the next was difficult to eat. I basically eat because I have to. I realize we lose sensitivity to small and taste as we age but I didn’t expect it this quickly. As far as inflammation, I can see it occurring with the surgeries but why 2 months later. The inflammation would have decreased somewhat by then. Could any scar tissue cause this issue?