Bad breath/taste 1 year post op?

crissyv
on 5/29/19 2:20 pm

Hey guys

So I'm one year out and doing great. Lost a total of 80 lbs. All.is great except for this nasty taste in my mouth. My husband and kids comment about how bad my breath is. I am not in ketosis because I am at goal and just trying to maintain. I eat fruit and other stuff with sugar. My dental hygiene is great and even went to my dentist and he said my teeth and gums are fine. I know what keto breath is since I've experienced it in the past and this is different. My tongue has a white coating as well. Took a round of anti fungal thinking it was thrush and no luck. I've never had problems with my breath until now?

Any ideas? I also sometimes spit up this nasty tasting/frothy phlegm.

Gwen M.
on 5/29/19 7:34 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Have you asked your surgeon about this?

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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H.A.L.A B.
on 5/30/19 1:07 pm

You may need a great gastro or bariatric type doctor.

You may have SIBO, or h-pylori, or other bacterial infection.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

DickDavis
on 6/4/19 2:26 am
On May 30, 2019 at 8:07 PM Pacific Time, H.A.L.A B. wrote:

You may need a great gastro or bariatric type doctor.

You may have SIBO, or h-pylori, or other bacterial infection.

That makes sense. With the stomach not able to have enough hydrochloric acid infection can be an issue along with incomplete digestion. If it were a peptic ulcer she could probably have pain but nerves could be cut. Stomach cancer is also a possibility. If the infections eats through the stomach then sepsis would happen an sepsis is deadly.

H-pylori can be cured with cabbage juice and bismuth or bismuth and antibiotics. She needs to be scoped ASAP so they can see what's going on. Sounds serious.

carbby
on 6/3/19 9:36 pm

Curious what would cause of the bad taste. Get recommendation from your surgeon for another specialist for the gastro issue.

DickDavis
on 6/4/19 2:31 am
On May 29, 2019 at 9:20 PM Pacific Time, crissyv wrote:

Hey guys

So I'm one year out and doing great. Lost a total of 80 lbs. All.is great except for this nasty taste in my mouth. My husband and kids comment about how bad my breath is. I am not in ketosis because I am at goal and just trying to maintain. I eat fruit and other stuff with sugar. My dental hygiene is great and even went to my dentist and he said my teeth and gums are fine. I know what keto breath is since I've experienced it in the past and this is different. My tongue has a white coating as well. Took a round of anti fungal thinking it was thrush and no luck. I've never had problems with my breath until now?

Any ideas? I also sometimes spit up this nasty tasting/frothy phlegm.

IMO you need to be scoped ASAP. Get to a gastroenterologist pronto!

LeslieWesleysyxx
on 6/15/19 8:32 pm
Revision on 03/14/18 with

I actually had a problem similar to this and it turned out to be my tonsils. I developed tonsil stones and they can really make your breath horrible. I eventually had my tonsils removed this past January.

jmk187
on 6/16/19 4:45 pm, edited 6/16/19 9:48 am
VSG on 02/13/19

I get the white tongue as well but I always attributed it to me being a diabetic. I bought a metal tongue scraper years ago that does the trick.

https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Tungs-Tongue-Cleaner-Stainless/dp/ B00064JGBO

As others mentioned also about tonsil stones..It could be those. They stink like straight ass. I used to get those alot as well before i started scraping my tongue every morning when I wake up though.

Edited to say before I started using this tongue scraper I had horrible breath that my family told me..No mouth wash worked. Not even listerine. After i started using this I never get any comments about my breath anymore and I don't even use mouthwash or listerine any longer.

HW-430

SW-372

Day of Surgery-347

CW-272

crissyv
on 6/17/19 9:46 am

Thank you everyone for your replies. I suspected tonsil stones as some of you mentioned but when I look in the back.of my throat, I see nothing. I am scheduled with an ENT soon and hope I can get answers. This is literally ruining my life?

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