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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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  • 3 weeks ago » Bfringer said:
    I feel like I'm sucking on a penny. Gross. Dpo8 never had this before
  • 7 weeks ago » Hugibear85 said:
    13dpo and this is my first day with a funny taste in my mouth. So weird and unexplainable!
  • 8 weeks ago » Milie.Belly said:
    Had that Mettalic taste in my mouth when I woke up this morning ...... Beurkkkk
  • 8 weeks ago » chelseamenn said:
    Who found out they were pregnant with this symptom? I'm 9 dpo and woke up with this. New for me. Never had in previous cycles
  • 8 weeks ago » ayeayecaptn said:
    Bad taste everytime I swallowed at dinner at 9DPO. The next day it was even worse. I could barely eat without being grossed out
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