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Strange/Metallic Taste in Mouth

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Dysgeusia is the medical term for a change in your sense of taste; usually you'll get a sour or metallic taste that continues even when you're not eating. Hormones, particularly estrogen, play a part in controlling the sense of taste. During pregnancy your hormone levels flutuate quite widely and thus your sense of taste may vary or change. Like nausea and morning sickness, it should diminish or disappear by the second trimester. There are a few things you can do to combat this, acidic foods like citrus juice and lemonade and if your stomach can manage it, any food marinated in vinegar - like pickles! Also try brushing your tongue each time you brush your teeth and rinse with a weak salt or baking soda solution to neutralize the pH levels.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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  • 1 week ago » faylinameir said:
    sour almost vomit taste in my mouth today. Almost afraid to hope it's baby, this is horrible taste!
  • 4 weeks ago » heatherp said:
    Anyone ever experience sores on your tongue along with the metallic taste?
  • 4 weeks ago » heatherp said:
    I've just experienced this taste in my mouth also. Along with little sores on my tongue that makes it really sensitive.
  • 4 weeks ago » Wazzugal said:
    I very much had this at 8-12 dpo, and I am pregnant :) This was one of my very first symptoms!
  • 5 weeks ago » Hannah2806 said:
    Dry mouth AM 3dpo and has increased throughout the day to a horrible metalic taste!
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