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Your Loss of Taste on One Side of Tongue May Also be Known as:
Can't taste on one side
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Top 3 Loss of Taste on One Side of Tongue Causes

  1. 1.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    You needs to go to the hospital by ambulance or as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, arm numbness, being severely ill, leg numbness
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    Call 911 immediately. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, being severely ill, stiff neck, arm weakness
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  3. 3.Bell's Palsy

    Bell's palsy (facial palsy) causes sudden weakness in facial muscles and makes half of the face appear to droop. The exact cause is unknown, but it's believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of your face or may be a reaction that occurs after a viral infection.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options. However, some cases do not require treatment as symptoms go away on their own.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    arm weakness, arm weakness, hearing loss, hearing loss in one ear, leg weakness
    Symptoms that always occur with bell's palsy:
    face weakness, weakness in one side of the face
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Loss of Taste on One Side of Tongue

  • Q.Has your loss of taste gotten better or worse?
  • Q.How severe is your loss of taste?
  • Q.How long has your loss of taste been going on?
  • Q.Is your loss of taste constant or come-and-go?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our loss of taste on one side of tongue symptom checker.

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Loss of Taste on One Side of Tongue Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced loss of taste on one side of tongue have also experienced:

    • 12% Ringing in the Ears
    • 6% Headache
    • 6% Gum Numbness
  • People who have experienced loss of taste on one side of tongue had symptoms persist for:

    • 50% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Over a Month
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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