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I had quadruple by-pass surgery March, 2009.  Since then everything I eat taste or smells bad is this normal and if it is how long will it take to go back to normal.
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You may have had an intra operative TIA or stroke that affected the region in your brain which controls  your gustatory sense. I am not sure if this will recover, but I would suggest that you see a neurologist who will probably order an MRI to see the cause of this symptoms. This may not have been related to the surgery and may have occurred separately, so it is important that you obtain his opinion of how to minimize any further events. I suspect that you are taking an aspirin and a cholesterol lowering agent, and these are the best studied agents to decrease further TIAs.
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