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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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  • 5 weeks ago » dietitianj said:
    Just started this morning. I thought it was the tea I bought but it won't go away despite mints, gum, etc. 12-13 dpo. Test tomorrow.
  • 7 weeks ago » LizzyBeeB said:
    Strongest metallic taste, more than other symptoms, about 7 dpo
  • 8 weeks ago » Abird86 said:
    9dpo metallic taste started today
  • 9 weeks ago » faylinameir said:
    period is a week late and my eggs tasted fishy and other things not great. SO hungry. ugh
  • Apr. 17, 2016 11:24pm » jesuslover4eva said:
    I thought it was because of the spicy food I've been eating that I was craving so bad
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