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A 27-year-old female asked:

Does having a metallic taste in your mouth mean your pregnant?!

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Metallic taste in the mouth is not a common or specific symptom of pregnancy. However, if you strongly feel you may be pregnant, this is easily ruled out by having a pregnancy test done.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Not always, & it can: Common in first trimester of pregnancy, "dysgeusia". Estrogen levels fluctuate during pregnancy & may cause it. Sometimes lemonade, vinegar or pickles can help. Sour, salt & citrus can increase saliva production & help stop the taste. Rinse your mouth & brush tongue with a mild salt or baking soda solution (a teaspoon per glass of water) a few times a day to neutralize ph levels in your mouth.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not necessarily..: Other conditions, including certain medications, can cause a metallic taste. Why guess? Take a pregnancy test.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have a metallic taste in your mouth when pregnant?

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Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Gingivitis? anemic?: Seen a dentist? Good idea in the 2nd trimester. Pregnancy gingivitis (bloody gums at any time) is very, very common. Low iron levels are also very common. See your dentist if you haven't already to rule out pregnancy gingivitis for a good cleaning and proper oral hygiene instructions.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I've gotten a metallic taste in my mouth all day - could i be pregnant?

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Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Pus: Metallic taste is most often associated with pus. Look for a source. Your gums, teeth, throat, tonsils, and sinuses are common causes.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Some people get this after eating pine nuts. Happened to me. Spoiled my pallet for 2 weeks. :(
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A 36-year-old member asked:

I have a metallic taste in my mouth, can I be pregnant?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You might be...: A pregnancy test will let you know for sure. A metallic taste is not in and of itself an indication of pregnancy.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I'm pregnant. Why do I taste metal in my mouth?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marguerite Myers
Dentistry 45 years experience
Hard to say: When preganancy occurs, many changes happen in your body. Smells, tastes, and so forth become very different. However, you may have a dental problem please seek the help of a clinical dentist to check your oral health.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you constantly have a metallic taste in your mouth?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many Causes: May or may not be dentally related. I would start with my pcp then my dentist.

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