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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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  • 1 week ago » apeace33 said:
    have metalic tatse so far only with apples. im almost 4 dpo
  • 1 week ago » apeace33 said:
    3 dpo and my apples taste like metal. never had this before but it worried me. used condems every time except sometimes not at beginning of
  • 8 weeks ago » Celtic Viking said:
    6DPO taste/smell with bloat. Have it now 12DPO. Had it whole pregnancy before. Test 2moro
  • Sep. 9, 2015 8:31pm » Catiren said:
    i had metallic taste at 5 dpo with my may baby. it lasted for 27 hours. i have it again but i dont know what dpo i currently am
  • Sep. 1, 2015 12:37pm » MrsEd10/2 said:
    I am 14dpo, I am having cramps, sore boobs and metallic taste in my mouth.
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