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Why is my toungue yellow during pregnancy?

Why is my toungue yellow during pregnancy?

Reflux?: If there is burning sensation in mouth the pressure of uterus could be aggravating an underlying reflux or movement of stomach acid into the mouth. Raise head at night. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?

Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?

LessInThe2ndTrimeste: Pregnancy can be associated with "dysgeusia," the "bad taste problem," maybe caused by high estrogen levels.
It's more common than you might think and can result in no taste or an altered taste, like metallic or bitter or salty. It's said that adding sour will stimulate taste buds. So does MSG. Baking Soda mouthwash, brushing teeth and tongue and frequent rinsing with water will help somewhat. ...Read more

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Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?

Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?

Not really: There is no danger to your baby with this treatment, but have seen far better success with TMJ treatment from a specialized dentist who deals with TMJ issues. Get an appointment and consider a dental splint. ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in mouth, what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Have fungal infection in mouth, what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Cetylpyridinium: As a general answer, cetylpyridium is not safe for pregnant women. It can severely damage the liver of the fetus. For oral thrush, gargle with salt water, avoid sweets, eat some plain yogurt every day. If it is really severe, then topical Nystatin (swish and spit). ...Read more

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Very sick, not HIV (tested per protocol in pregnancy) losing weight since pregnant 24lbs. White tongue, icky thick vaginal discharge. I'm scared!?

Very sick, not HIV (tested per protocol in pregnancy) losing weight since pregnant 24lbs. White tongue, icky thick vaginal discharge. I'm scared!?

See your physician : If you are pregnant and losing weight, you must see your physician (ob/gyn) as soon as possible. White tongue may be a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Biterness of the mouth is it associated with pregnancy?

Biterness of the mouth is it associated with pregnancy?

Oral symptoms in PG: Many pregnant women report a "metallic" taste In their mouths, however, I have not heard of "bitterness". ...Read more

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Could your mouth taste like vomit in pregnancy?

Could your mouth taste like vomit in pregnancy?

Heartburn: It sounds like you may be experiencing heartburn/ acid reflux. Over the counter medications such as Nexium (esomeprazole) can help. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of a metal taste in the mouth except for pregnancy?

I was wondering what are the causes of a metal taste in the mouth except for pregnancy?

Metal taste: Some medications and certain vitamins are the big ones. See the following for more information: http://www.livestrong.com/article/86757-causes-metal-taste-mouth/ and: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/metallic-taste/Pages/Introduction.aspx ...Read more

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What (other than pregnancy) causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

What (other than pregnancy) causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

Quite few things...: This can be caused by a variety of inflammatory conditions in the mouth-- periodontal disease, infected teeth, mucous membrane disorders, and yeast infection. Upper respiratory catarrhal conditions and gastroesophageal reflux disease are also common offenders. Endocrine and metabolic disease can cause this, some medications-e.g. Metronidazole, and neurological smell/taste derangement (dysgeusia). ...Read more

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Is aphthous mouth ulcers bad in pregnancy?

Is aphthous mouth ulcers bad in pregnancy?

Not enough info: Aphthous ulcers will not harm the baby. But are you sure they are aphthous ulcers. Might be good idea for your dentist to have a look. ...Read more

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Is cotton mouth a side effect of early pregnancy?

Is cotton mouth a side effect of early pregnancy?

Dry mouth can occur: In early pregnancy. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Iv been having some weird stuff going on a few pregnancy symptoms but 2 bleeds in a mouth and don't know what to think. Can't do a test for 10 days?

Iv been having some weird stuff going on a few pregnancy symptoms but 2 bleeds in a mouth and don't know what to think. Can't do a test for 10 days?

Pregnant?: Get a urine test strip kit and test yourself for hcg. If negative wait 7-14 days and test again. You may be positive as early as one week after time of conception. You seem overanxious about this. Suggest you relax, and pregnancy will come when it comes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bitter mouth and dry lips, is it pregnancy related?

Bitter mouth and dry lips, is it pregnancy related?

No: Usually no relationship; however, you might be vomiting more during pregnancy. Just make sure you continue good oral hygiene to prevent acid decalcification of your teeth. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth for days is it malaria or sign of pregnancy?

Bad taste in mouth for days is it malaria or sign of pregnancy?

You sound confused: If you think either one of those issues are likely you would need to explain that you had unprotected sex or been exposed to infected mosquitoes while traveling to a third world country. Maybe you were drunk, high, or psychotic when you asked?... ...Read more

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Can an abnormally excessive breakout of coldsores on the mouth be an indication of pregnancy?

Can an abnormally excessive breakout of coldsores on the mouth be an indication of pregnancy?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are cheap and reliable. If the test is positive you will need to seek prenatal care. If the pregnancy test is negative then wait to see if your cycle comes soon and if not schedule a visit with an obgyn. Abnormal cold sores is an indication of herpes not pregnancy. Schedule a visit to confirm and get medication. ...Read more

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Can metal taste in mouth be early signs of pregnancy? I'm about 7 days past ovulation. Taking prenatal vit for 6+months now. Can't be that just now.

Can metal taste in mouth be early signs of pregnancy? I'm about 7 days past ovulation. Taking prenatal vit for 6+months now. Can't be that just now.

No way to tell : It is unusual for women to have much in the way of pregnancy symptoms prior to when the missed period would be. There are changes in taste and smell in early pregnancy. If you miss your period and have a positive pregnancy test then that metallic taste may be associated with pregnancy for you. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy is possible when sperm get inside via mouth of a girl?

Is pregnancy is possible when sperm get inside via mouth of a girl?

No.: No, pregnancy would not be possible from swallowing sperm, if I understand your question correctly. ...Read more

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Bloody taste in mouth, coughing and backache. Is this pregnancy symptom?

Bloody taste in mouth, coughing and backache. Is this pregnancy symptom?

Unclear: The symptoms which you describe are quite consistent with many diagnoses. Pregnancy is one of many possible things that could be going on. If you think you are pregnant, then you should start by determining when was your last period. If it is late, then that could be the first indication you might be pregnant. The best way to tell if you are pregnant is to undergo a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can cumming in my partner's mouth, she swallowing it, we French kissing and me giving her an oral cause pregnancy?

Can cumming in my partner's mouth, she swallowing it, we French kissing and me giving her an oral cause pregnancy?

Unlikely: Hi, this is an interesting question. There are a lot of factors that come into play, however, overall it is very unlikely that the sperm would be able to make this trip. But, the possibly is higher than 0. ...Read more

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How about if you masterbate 2 days ago and accidentally got a little in your mouth can you have oral sex without pregnancy scare?

How about if you masterbate 2 days ago and accidentally got a little in your mouth can you have oral sex without pregnancy scare?

Back to Health Class: Wow. I am very amazed at the level of your question. Do you need to go to school and back to health class? I often recommend to patients and young people that they get a manual on sex. That they have a resource where the 'how to's' are laid out and easy to read. I often recommend the book: "the joy of sex" as a place to start.

All the questions you have so far are a big no. Impossible! ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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White Patches On Tongue (Definition)

Leukoplakia describes a white patch, however it is not a diagnosis. Often the white patch is a fungal infection. See your physician ...Read more