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    Default Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    Ever since surgery I've had the worst breath. My tongue feels coated and I'm constantly using a tongue scraper and brushing my teeth. Is this from lack of liquid, food, etc...? It's so gross & embarassing. When does this go away?



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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    Maybe you are in Ketosis.


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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    I'd say ketosis too. Does it kinda taste like you've been sucking on copper pennies? I hit ketosis a few days ago and its the nastiest thing. I hate keto-breath!
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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    what is keto breath??? i had the think icky stuff on my tongue too after my surger , its gone now but i wondered wth it was and what it was from lol.
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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    Keto-breath, which in short means your breath will smell, while on this diet happens due to you breathing out ketones. You'll also get a sort of metallic taste in your mouth. Almost everyone on a low carb diet will get the bad breath, metallic taste in the mouth and feel fatigued, but not everyone, and it usually doesn't last past the first couple of weeks if you stay in ketosis the entire time. Ketostix can be purchased that measure your ketones in your urine to tell you if you're still in fat burning ketosis.
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    That explains alot. I have had that nasty taste and smell and it seems like so matter how much I brush and gargle, I still have dog breath. Thank you all for the info.=)
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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    got to love Ketosis!! lol, I have gone through so many sugar free mints since surgery!



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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    Wow, I have definitely noticed some nasty breath all the time, and like you said, a thick coating on my tongue and teeth. Had no idea this could be a GOOD thing. If it means I'm burning fat then I'm happy and will deal with it!


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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    thank you all for this information, I too have had the worst taste in my mouth and now I found the reason



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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    I just 'stumbled' on to this thread, but have to say THANK YOU! I thought it was just me!



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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    If a person has a good diet Ketosis is not the answer at all times. It could be because of other factors. I've known people to have their gallbladder removed and their breath is always very ruminent or however you spell it Some say that the bad breath passes over time. The gall bladder is a filter, so I wonder if once it's removed you have that filter that also fltered bad breath from reaching your lungs. As for brushing your tongue, that's always a good idea. But don't just brush the front of it. Brush it in the very far back. You'll gag at first for a while, but you get used to it. That's where the worst stink glands hide out. Also brush the roof of your mouth. You'll cough because it tickles. It's always the best and cleanest to do this while you're taking a shower too.

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    Default Re: Bad breath after surgery, do you have it?

    The smell is coming from your lungs as you breath out the gasses caused by Ketosis. Brushing and gargling help cover the small for a bit but won't get rid of it. Just wait and see.



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