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A 21-year-old female asked:

is a blood/nasty taste in your mouth a sign of complication of pregnancy ? even when you drink water or take a prenatal it get stronger.

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Bad Taste: Well, nasty taste is not a sign of pregnancy, it is a sign of acid reflux most likely which the risk is increased during pregnancy. Avoid acidic food, spicy food, caffeinated drinks, alcohol (i'm sure you don't drink during pregnancy), fatty food and you might feel better, talk to your OB doctor
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Pregnancy and taste: You may be experiencing acid reflux which is quite common in pregnancy. The high levels of estrogen in your body relax the smooth muscle in your esophagus and stomach and make it easier to regurgitate a small amount of acid, especially when you are lying down. Try taking Mylanta, Maalox, or other anti-acid and see if the taste goes away.

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Last updated Aug 2, 2014

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