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Metal Taste in Mouth

metallic-taste-pregnancy.jpgQ: I have a metal taste in my mouth. Could this mean I'm pregnant?

A: When you are pregnant, there is an increase in blood flow throughout your body. This can be responsible for changing sensations in your mouth, specifically on your tongue. You may be pregnant, but unfortunately it's too unspecific to tell you for sure what's going on. A urine pregnancy can tell you more.

An old pregnancy test consisted of putting garlic cloves inside your vagina. A pregnancy was confirmed when you tasted garlic in your mouth. We don't suggest that you do this test, but if the metal taste hasn't gone away you may want to start by seeing a dentist and have him look at your tongue at the same time.

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