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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 » faylinameir said:
    period is a week late and my eggs tasted fishy and other things not great. SO hungry. ugh
  • 5 weeks ago » jesuslover4eva said:
    I thought it was because of the spicy food I've been eating that I was craving so bad
  • 5 weeks ago » jesuslover4eva said:
    I'm feeling a slight numb feeling too with this 7 dpo
  • 6 weeks ago » SNROMERO15 said:
    13 DPO having a weird type of taste in my mouth for the past 3 days
  • 10 weeks ago » SuperRoo said:
    Had metallic taste in my mouth out of the blue at 10dpo. Wasnt sure if it was related to a nosebleed several hours earlier.
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