Strange/Metallic Taste in Mouth

Early pregnancy symptom

The chart

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
the probability of pregnancy




About this symptom

Strange/Metallic Taste in Mouth

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.


Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo - 3 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

4 dpo - 5 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

6 dpo - 10 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

11 dpo - 18 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
0 dpo 1.3 times less (-23%)
1 dpo 1.3 times less (-18%)
2 dpo 1.2 times less (-15%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

Charlee_83  3 years ago
Went to snack on Doritos, newly open and swear they taste like soap or perfume. 14dpo

dragonfly23  7 years ago
I am 9 dpo and experiencing a gritty sensation like dirt in my mouth.

Coffybrown  7 years ago
Everything tastes like nothing, and then after I eat I can strangely enough taste copper aftertaste.

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