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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.

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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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  • 2 days ago » Sarahdvs said:
    4 dpo and I've had this too. Not sure what to make of it.
  • 5 days ago » Sunny43 said:
    had this since 3 dpo.. now 8dpo. thought it was from moutwash sp stopped using that and it has still persisted.
  • 3 weeks ago » EssieJames said:
    10DPO and tonight just started having taste of a penny in my mouth, ran to bathroom to brush and got bleeding gums!
  • 3 weeks ago » MansMom said:
    just had the worst taste of metal in my mouth!!
  • 4 weeks ago » wakeup79 said:
    10dpo and its nasty. Nothing taste the same!
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