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Metallic Taste In Mouth During Pregnancy

What Is Dysgeusia Or Metallic Taste In Mouth?

Dysgeusia is a condition that happens a lot during pregnancy.  Your mouth might feel foul, salty, rancid, or metallic taste.  The metallic taste has been compared to having a penny in your mouth.

The condition prevents you from tasting drinks or foods.  This condition can also be related to Ageusia, which is the inability to detect any tastes. 

Is The Metallic Taste In The Mouth A Sign of Early Pregnancy?

Metallic taste in mouth during pregnancy is an early sign of pregnancy. This condition usually happens early in the first trimester accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, food cravings, and increased sensitivity towards the different smell.

A lot of women before taking a pregnancy test have the bitter taste in their mouth. 

What Causes The Metallic Taste In Mouth?

Estrogen is responsible for metallic taste in mouth during pregnancy. The metallic taste occurs when the increased estrogen is high while pregnant. 

 Additional causes for the metallic taste are due to prenatal vitamins and additional supplements taken during pregnancy.

How Long Does The Copper Taste In The Mouth Last During Pregnancy?

A metallic taste in mouth during pregnancy is a completely normal symptom.  It usually starts to diminish in the second trimester when the hormones start to decrease. 

Many women do experience the metallic taste later in their pregnancy. 

How To Get Rid of The Metal Taste In Mouth?

There are many ways to manage metal taste in the mouth.

  • Neutralize the taste in your mouth by sipping on sugarless citrus juice
  • Drink fruit smoothies, sorbet, and sherbet
  • Chewing gum can help reduce the metallic taste
  • Brush your teeth after each meal

ICD-9 and ICD-10 Codes

The ICD-9-CM code for dysgeusia is 781.1, while its ICD-10 code is R43.2.

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