31 Weird Pregnancy Symptoms that Will Shock You! [Expert Reviewed] (2023)

Are you wondering, “Am I pregnant?” The easiest way to tell is to buy an over-the-counter test and find out. But some weird pregnancy symptoms can show up before you even realize it’s time to visit the pharmacy.

When you think about earlypregnancy symptoms, morning sickness and quirky cravings probably come to mind. While these are two of the most common signs of pregnancy, many other changes happen to your body that indicates you’re expecting. Here are 31 weird pregnancy symptoms to be aware of.

Weird Pregnancy Symptoms You Should Know

Editors Note: Keyona Grant, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and the author of the Professional Momma Blog is today’s guest expert. She has reviewed this post and found it to be 100% medically accurate.

When I was researching this post, I found many strange early pregnancy symptoms that women commonly experience soon after conception. Some of these pregnancy symptoms (like #30) might shock you! I know I had never heard of a few of them.

After extensive fact-finding research, I compiled this list of 31 weird pregnancy symptoms every woman should know. Of course, if you do suspect you might be pregnant, it’s best to make an appointment with your doctor. An over-the-counter pregnancy test can give you the answers you need right away (and it only takes a minute).

In the meantime, if you think you’re pregnant, here are 31 strange symptoms of pregnancy.

#1 Acne and Sudden Skin Breakouts

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Are you experiencing breakouts? Could a sudden increase in zits mean you’re pregnant? Like an increased level of acne, a change in the skin is an early pregnancy symptom for some people. A breakout or a worsening complexion may indicate a hormonal change due to the fluctuations that come with expecting a baby. Some women experience this weird pregnancy symptom very early after conception.

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#2 Sudden Mood Changes

Extreme mood changes are a common sign of pregnancy. If you are angry one minute and close to crying the next, you might be pregnant. Thanks to the shifting hormones in your body, your moods can be erratic and strange during the early parts of pregnancy. Even the most laid-back person may find that they get this odd pregnancy symptom.

#3 Bloating and Swelling is Another Strange Pregnancy Symptom

Is your wedding ring extra tight? Do you feel like your shoes or pants are suddenly snug? Yes, sudden bloating and water retention can be a sign of pregnancy. Even though it is standard for women to experience the swelling associated with pregnancya few months in (obviously), the bloating and puffiness can begin right from the start for others.

#4 Vivid Dreams and Even Nightmares

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Could weird dreams be a sign you’re pregnant? Vivid dreaming can definitely be an indication of pregnancy. When your body is undergoing the extreme changes of early pregnancy, you might find that your sleep is disrupted, and your dreams are very realistic. It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to recall every detail of their nightmare or dream throughout the day.

#5 Sensitive Breasts are an Odd Sign You’re Pregnant

We might not think of breast changes as an early sign of pregnancy, but you can experience distinct changes when the hormones fluctuate in your body. Enlargement andsensitivity of the breasts are common symptoms even in the early weeks of pregnancy. If your breasts hurt or your bra feels suddenly too tight, then you might be pregnant.

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#6 Darkening of the Areola

During pregnancy, women’s breasts change so they can produce milk for their babies. One of those changes is a darkening of the areola—the area around the nipple. This is a strange symptom of pregnancy that might happen very early on. So, if you notice thedarkening of your areolas, take a test to confirm your pregnancy status.

#7 Runny Nose & More Mucus

One of the gross symptoms of pregnancy (or at least unpleasant) is an increase in mucus and snot. This is a strange pregnancy symptom but one that pregnant women often report soon after conception.

If you observe you’re blowing your nose more often than usual or experiencing more mucus, you might be pregnant.

#8 Aches, Cramps, and Pains (Everywhere)

Almost everyone experiences headaches, cramps, and pains occasionally, so are aches a sign of pregnancy? Many women experience increased joint and back pains during early pregnancy, sudden headaches, and stabbing pains in the stomach.

Some even feel sudden sharp pains “down there” referred to as “lightning crotch” (although that is usually experienced later in pregnancy). Many women experience implantation cramping right when they become pregnant.

So if you have sudden and unusual pain, you may want to get a home pregnancy test.

#9 Missed Period (Not Always a Common Pregnancy Symptom)

A missed period is one of the typical pregnancy symptoms everyone thinks of. In fact, it’s probably the most common pregnancy symptom of all. It’s important to note that some women experience implantation spotting or bleeding, which can often seem almost like a period.

This leaves many women wondering, “Am I pregnant? Can I have a period when I’m pregnant?” If you have a light period while trying to conceive, you may want to go for a check to ascertain if you’re pregnant or not—especially if you’re experiencing other weird pregnancy symptoms.

#10 Nausea and Even Vomiting

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If you’re feeling nauseous or find yourself throwing up, you aren’t alone. Most pregnant women experience nausea as an early symptom of pregnancy.

Many times, this progresses tomorning sickness about six to eight weeks after conception. The pukey feeling varies in intensity and onset for most women.

Of course, even though this is a common symptom of pregnancy, some women are fortunate not to experience it at all.

#11 Intense Hunger Pains and Thirst

Are you starving? Do you feel like you could drink a gallon of water? Intense hunger and thirst, even after a short duration without food or water, could be a weird symptom of pregnancy.

Hunger pains differ widely between each woman. But if you notice that you’re constantly ravenous, you may want to check for pregnancy.

#12 Frequent Trips to the Bathroom

Could needing to pee all the time mean you’re pregnant? Some women experience significantchanges in their regularity of using the restroom when pregnant. Anatomical changes early in pregnancy could increase the sensitivity of your bladder (not to mention increased thirst), causing you to feel the need to go more often.

For other women, increased urgency doesn’t happen until the later trimesters. Still, if you have to go more frequently than usual, you may want to get a pregnancy test.

#13 Rises and Drops in Body Temperature

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Are you hot one minute and cold the next? Could body temperature changes mean pregnancy? During pregnancy, it’s pretty normal to feel an extreme change in body temperature.

You may want to choose thin clothing even on colder nights and keep your house cool to stay comfortable. On the other hand, you may experience the reverse as a weird symptom of pregnancy—temperature preferences vary from woman to woman.

#14 Heightened Sensitivity

Do you suddenly have an increased sense of smell? Are your teeth sensitive to different temperatures? Increased sensory (smell, taste, touch) can be among the weirdest pregnancy symptoms.

You might find your gum areas are very sensitive during flossing—even bleeding or feeling puffy. Scents may suddenly bother you or even make you feel sick. Increased sensitivity is another odd symptom of pregnancy.

#15 Indigestion is a Common Pregnancy Symptom

Many women experience indigestion when pregnant—typically, this is in the form of heartburn or indigestion. In general,tummy troubles during pregnancy stem from the rise in progesterone levels, which reduces the time it takes for food to get to the intestines.

Drinking plenty of water, taking a mild antacid, or using over-the-counter laxatives will help handle tummy troubles during early pregnancy.

#16 Changes in Sleep Patterns

Does your sleep change when you’re pregnant? Sleep pattern changes—either being unable to sleep as you toss and turn continually or suddenly snoring—are among the weird signs of pregnancy.

During pregnancy, some women experience insomnia or deeper-than-usual sleep. If you are experiencing changes in your sleep patterns, you might be expecting. Take a test to know where you stand.

#17 Pregnancy Means Strange Cravings

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We’ve all heard the jokes about weird cravings during pregnancy, and for the most part, they’re true. Having powerful cravingsis a common pregnancy symptom.

One moment you want French fries and ice cream, the next, you want chocolate and pickles. If you suddenly have some extreme appetite changes, it might be a sign you’re expecting.

#18 Yawning and Tiredness

Are you suddenly exhausted? Do you struggle with your regular routine at the gym? Can you barely keep awake at work or when hanging out with friends? Yes, you might be pregnant.

In the early stages of pregnancy, your body works very hard to adjust to your new state, leading to the early pregnancy symptom oftiredness and even excessive yawning.

#19 Increased Cervical Mucus and Discharge

Strange vaginal discharge can be normal and may indicate a lot of things, so don’t worry. But if you notice that you’re experiencing increased cervical mucus discharge (thick and odorless), it might be a sign that you have conceived.

Changes in discharge can be another strange pregnancy symptom.

#20 Stop in Hair Loss

One of the happier side effects of pregnancy is suddenly thick, healthier hair and less hair loss. While we all lose some hair every day, many women (but not all) notice that the amount of hair they lose is drastically reduced during pregnancy.

If you find that you haven’t cleaned out your hairbrush in weeks, you might want to consider a pregnancy test.

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#21 Changes in Your Sex Drive

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As a result of hormonal changes, your sex drive often changes during the early stages of pregnancy. Some women experience a decrease in libido, while other women’s sex drives increase.

This change in sex drive will vary throughout pregnancy stages too. You may notice a change right away, or differences in libido might occur in the later months as you get closer to your delivery date.

#22 Rashes and Itching

All those changing hormones during pregnancy can make you itch! Itching can be due to many different things like cholestasis (usually in the late stages of pregnancy), eczema, or PUPPPS.

Some women experience intense itchingas a strange symptom of pregnancy. Now, of course, severe itching is unpleasant, so even if you are indeed pregnant, you may want to ask your doctor’s advice on relieving this weird pregnancy side effect.

#23 Temperature Charting Changes

Women trying to conceive are often advised to chart their basal temperature to help them recognize when they are ovulating. Temperature charting can also be part of a contraception plan. In your temperature log, you might notice a rise in your temperature if you are pregnant.

#24Tiny Bumps on the Areolas

Tiny bumps, also known as Montgomery tubercles, appear around the areola as your body prepares for breastfeeding. You can see these raised skin bumps on either the nipple or the surrounding tissue of the areola (some bumps are quite normal, but a change may indicate pregnancy).

The bumps are more visible during stimulation of the nipple and are another common sign of pregnancy.

#25 Yeast infections

Yeast infections are common, and many women experience them throughout their lifetimes.

While a yeast infection doesn’t necessarily indicate pregnancy, the sudden and unusual onset of infection (including itchiness and discharge) may be an odd symptom of pregnancy.

Many women experience yeast infections during the early weeks of the first trimester.

#26 Awkward Metallic Taste

Could a strange taste be a sign of pregnancy? Many women report experiencing a tinny or metallic taste in the early stages of pregnancy. For some women, it is very pronounced, and others may barely notice this weird pregnancy symptom.

Some women experience the strange metallic taste throughout the different pregnancy stages and report that it doesn’t always go away entirely until delivery.

#27 Leaking breasts

Breast discharge is common during pregnancy, typically during the second trimester in the form of colostrum. However, some women report that they experience a small amount of leakage from their nipples in the early stages of pregnancy, right after conception.

Although this isn’t a common symptom of pregnancy, it’s a weird sign of pregnancy you should be aware of. It seems especially common for women who have already had a child before.

#28 A Sensitive Gag Reflex

Are you suddenly gagging as you’re brushing your teeth? One odd symptom of pregnancy is a more sensitive gag reflex, among other dental issues. Because of the increase of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy, accompanied by an increased blood flow, gums may begin to swell. You may even notice bleeding when flossing or brushing.

An important note if you notice strange symptoms while brushing your teeth: visit the dentist to check for periodontitis and gingivitis, especially if you’re pregnant.

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A severe version of periodontitis is linked with low birth weight, preterm labor, stroke, loss of teeth, and other health risks. The good news is that most dental issues disappear after giving birth.

#29 Rectal Pain

Some women experience rectal pain during early pregnancy due to tension on the ligaments near the anus and possible hemorrhoids. Unpleasantrectal pains aren’t a common sign of pregnancy, but they can arise during the nine months.

Hemorrhoids result from the increased pressure on the veins around the anus and the added weight of the baby, which leads to swollen tissues. Straining and constipation worsen the situation, so you may want to consider a stool softener and drink plenty of water. To ease inflammation, try a warm bath, medicated pads, and special creams.

#30 Sensitivity to Colors is a Weird Pregnancy Symptom

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Ready for one of the strangest pregnancy symptoms? Many women have revealed theirdistaste for specific colors during pregnancy.

Some pregnant women get nauseous while staring at colors or may even feel emotional and angry. As absurd as it may seem, if you suddenly notice yourself getting stressed out by a particular shade of blue, you should consider a pregnancy test.

#31 Skin Tags and Moles

Our expert, Keyona Grant, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, and the Professional Momma Blog author, says that skin tags and moles can also develop during pregnancy.

Skin changes are a common issue for pregnant mothers-to-be, and if you notice a change, it might be a weird pregnancy sign. Of course, even if you’re not pregnant, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on any unusual skin changes.

Are there Any Other Weird Pregnancy Symptoms?

These31 weird pregnancy symptoms are certainly some of the strongest indications of pregnancy, but all women experience some signs and changes when they conceive. Some other common pregnancy symptoms include dark patches on the facial skin and a difference in breast milk taste if the woman is still breastfeeding another child.

The development ofenlarged purple veins on the legs is another pregnancy symptom that may occur slightly further into the pregnancy. These veins pop up because of the need for a more significant amount of blood supply that carries extra nutrients and oxygen to the baby.

Women’s bodies go through many changes during pregnancy, so you should expect some weird signs and symptoms. Of course, these changes aren’t pleasant, but they help us know a baby is on the way and our body is preparing. As soon as you find out that you’re pregnant, it’s essential to reach out to your doctor and take the proper medical steps to make sure you stay healthy for yourself and your baby!

If you have experienced other weird pregnancy symptoms that we didn’t mention, let us know in the comments! What is the oddest pregnancy symptom you experienced? How did you know you were pregnant?

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About the Expert:
Keyona is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and the author of the Professional Momma Blog. She helps working moms simplify motherhood so they can excel in both their work life and home life. Be sure to check out her pregnancy gift guide for first time moms.

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What are the weirdest early signs of pregnancy? ›

Some weird early signs of pregnancy include:
  • Stronger sense of smell. ...
  • Strange taste in the mouth. ...
  • Discharge. ...
  • Cravings and aversions. ...
  • Fatigue. ...
  • Shortness of breath. ...
  • Congestion. ...
  • Constipation. Hormonal changes may cause some women to become constipated during pregnancy.
29 May 2020

What are 3 general warning signs that there could be complications with a pregnancy? ›

  • vaginal bleeding.
  • convulsions/fits.
  • severe headaches with blurred vision.
  • fever and too weak to get out of bed.
  • severe abdominal pain.
  • fast or difficult breathing.

What are the 70 early signs of pregnancy? ›

70 early signs of pregnancy in Indian mothers- <br/>The most comprehensive guide
  • nausea or bloating.
  • early morning vomiting.
  • tender breasts or nipples.
  • higher body temperature than usual.
  • frequent urination.
  • headaches.

What does a metallic taste in your mouth mean when pregnant? ›

Dysgeusia, or a change in your sense of taste, during pregnancy likely is caused by pregnancy hormones. It may cause you to hate a food that you normally love, or enjoy foods you normally dislike. Sometimes it can cause a sour or metallic taste in your mouth, even if you're not eating anything.

What is a ghost pregnancy? ›

A phantom pregnancy happens when a woman believes she's pregnant and has pregnancy symptoms, but isn't pregnant. It's also called a false pregnancy or pseudocyesis. (People once also referred to it as an hysterical pregnancy or fake pregnancy.)

What is finger test in pregnancy? ›

It's possible to check the position and firmness of your cervix at home. You can do this by inserting a finger into your vagina to feel for the cervix. Your middle finger may be the most effective finger to use because it's the longest, but use whichever finger is easiest for you.

What are red flags for pregnancy? ›

Red flags to look out for in pregnant women include back pain, bleeding, headaches, hypertension and high fever.

What are 4 serious complications of pregnancy? ›

The following are some common maternal health conditions or problems a woman may experience during pregnancy—
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) ...
  • Mental Health Conditions. ...
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) ...
  • Obesity and Weight Gain. ...
  • Infections.

How does your lower stomach feel in early pregnancy? ›

Lower abdominal pain is normal during pregnancy and is most common between 18 and 24 weeks. Your growing uterus is pulling and straining the muscles that support it. You may feel sharp pains or just a mild pulling sensation. It often occurs when you cough, sneeze, stand up, sit down, roll over, or during sex.

What should you not do before pregnancy test? ›

Don't drink too much water, or any liquid, before taking a pregnancy test. Excess fluids can impact the accuracy of the test results, so if your urine is diluted or pale yellow, hold off on taking a test. Diluted urine tends to also have diluted hCG levels which can skew the test results.

When does spitting start in pregnancy? ›

Excessive salivation can start suddenly, about two or three weeks after you conceive. It's thought to be caused by pregnancy hormones changing how your salivary glands work. The nerves that control salivation are more stimulated than usual.

What week does metallic taste start in pregnancy? ›

Meilani says that her dysgeusia was most noticeable around 9 to 12 weeks gestation and that it tapered off at the beginning of the second trimester. She also notes that her dysgeusia seemed to start when her morning sickness was at its worst and ended around the same time.

What does dysgeusia feel like? ›

Dysgeusia is a taste disorder. People with the condition feel that all foods taste sour, sweet, bitter or metallic. Dysgeusia can be caused by many different factors, including infection, some medications and vitamin deficiencies. Treatment involves addressing the underlying cause of dysgeusia.

Can you be mentally pregnant? ›

In rare cases, women (or even men) believe they are pregnant, only to find out that their symptoms were caused not by pregnancy, but by something else entirely. False pregnancy, clinically termed pseudocyesis, is the belief that you are expecting a baby when you are not really carrying a child.

What is a pseudo pregnancy? ›

Pseudocyesis, or false pregnancy, is when a person thinks they are pregnant when they are not. People with pseudocyesis have pregnancy symptoms, but tests will confirm there's no pregnancy. Healthcare providers believe psychological and hormonal factors may cause it.

What is cryptic pregnancy? ›

Cryptic pregnancy happens when a woman becomes pregnant but doesn't know she is. She might not become aware she is pregnant until very late into her pregnancy or even at the time of birth.

What is two finger pregnancy test? ›

What is a two-finger test? A two-finger test involves a medical practitioner inserting two fingers into a woman's vagina to assess the laxity of the vaginal muscle and examine the hymen. A woman, who has been subjected to sexual assault, is put under the test to understand whether they had recent sexual intercourse.

Does a soft cervix mean I'm pregnant? ›

The texture of the cervix also changes in early pregnancy due to increased blood flow. If the woman has not conceived, the cervix will feel firm to the touch, like the tip of a nose. If she has conceived, the cervix will feel softer, more closely resembling the lips.

What does early pregnancy mucus look like? ›

During the first weeks of pregnancy, cervical mucus may change in color and consistency. You may notice stickier, white, or yellow mucus, known as leucorrhea. As your pregnancy progresses, your vaginal discharge may continue to change.

When is the most difficult time in pregnancy? ›

For many women, the first trimester of pregnancy is often the hardest. During this period, your body is going through a major transformation and needs time to adjust to the changes.

How many hours should a pregnant woman work? ›

Legally, pregnant women can continue to work the average 40 hours a week or the hours that they were working previously. However, a pregnant employee must only continue to work these hours if it is safe to do so, physically and emotionally.

How do you tell if you're overdoing it while pregnant? ›

If you feel completely drained or increasingly fatigued long after a workout, you're probably overdoing it. Exercise shouldn't hurt. You may feel a bit sore during or after a workout, but the soreness shouldn't linger. If it does, you probably overused your muscles or joints.

What color is positive pregnancy? ›

If no hCG is detected in your urine, only the control line will appear pink colored. If hCG is present in the urine, both the test line and control line will appear pink. Two pink lines indicate a positive result, even if one line is fainter than the other.

What are warning signs that something is wrong in pregnancy? ›

changes to your vision, flashing lights or blurry eyesight, which are signs of pre-eclampsia. sudden, severe swelling in your hands, feet or face. an extreme itchiness of your skin, including hands and feet. a large amount of swelling in your legs (which is also painful)

What pregnancies are high risk? ›

A woman's pregnancy might be considered high risk if she:
  • is age 17 or younger.
  • is age 35 or older.
  • was underweight or overweight before becoming pregnant.
  • is pregnant with twins, triplets, or other multiples.
  • has high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, or another health problem.

What makes a woman high risk pregnancy? ›

Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs can put a pregnancy at risk. Maternal health problems. High blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disease, heart or blood disorders, poorly controlled asthma, and infections can increase pregnancy risks.

What are the 2 most common complications during pregnancy? ›

What are some common complications of pregnancy?
  • High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, occurs when arteries carrying blood from the heart to the body organs are narrowed. ...
  • Gestational Diabetes. ...
  • Infections.
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Why should you avoid grapes during pregnancy? ›

This is because grapes contain resveratrol, a toxic compound that could cause poisoning or other pregnancy complications. Like pineapple, however, when eaten in moderation, grapes typically prove to be a low risk food.

What drinks to avoid while pregnant? ›

6 Drinks That Pregnant Women Should Avoid
  • Alcohol.
  • Unpasteurized milk.
  • Unpasteurized juices.
  • Caffeinated beverages.
  • Sugary sodas.
  • Drinks with artificial sweeteners, like diet soda.
24 May 2021

Which vegetables should be avoided in pregnancy? ›

Diet is one of the most important factors that can affect a pregnant woman's overall health and the health of her child. Important foods to avoid include raw shellfish and undercooked eggs.
Raw or undercooked greens and sprouts
  • mung beans.
  • alfalfa.
  • clover.
  • radish.
6 Feb 2019

What part of your stomach gets hard first in early pregnancy? ›

This is the time you can start feeling the baby from the outside. A hard spot on your abdomen during the early part of the second trimester is likely to be your fundus, which is the top of your uterus.

Does your stomach start feel weird in early pregnancy? ›

Mild stomach pain in early pregnancy (during the first 12 weeks) is usually caused by your womb expanding, the ligaments stretching as your bump grows, hormones constipation or trapped wind. It may sometimes feel like a 'stitch' or mild period pain.

When do you stop bending during pregnancy? ›

Even in your third trimester of pregnancy, bending is still considered safe for your baby. You'll probably find it becomes increasingly difficult for you, though, if not impossible. Apart from your extra body weight, the size of your belly is increasing.

Is it better to dip a pregnancy test or pee on it? ›

Should I dip my home pregnancy test in urine, or pee on it? Most tests allow you to either place the absorbent tip in your urine stream for (usually) five seconds or dip the tip in a collected urine sample for five to 20 seconds. Accuracy is not dependent on the method as long as you follow the instructions.

Can too much pee on a pregnancy test make it positive? ›

Yes! Drinking too much water — or any liquid — can affect a pregnancy test. The hormone hCG is more concentrated in your urine first thing in the morning. If you haven't missed your period yet, your hCG level may not be high enough to be detected in more diluted urine.

What if a pregnancy test turned positive after 10 minutes? ›

If you check your results within the recommended time frame and see a faint positive line, you're most likely pregnant. On the other hand, if you miss the window for checking the results and you don't check the test until 10 minutes later, a faint line may be an evaporation line, which means you're not pregnant.

Do you get white creamy discharge early pregnancy? ›

You may notice an increase in white creamy discharge early in pregnancy, due to higher levels of estrogen. White vaginal discharge (called leucorrhea) is nothing to worry about: This early pregnancy discharge is normal and can be clear to milky white, thin or thick, and mild-smelling or odorless.

Why do I spit blood in the morning when I wake up but is clear all day? ›

One of the major reasons for blood appearing in the mouth every morning after sleeping is bruxism. It is a condition in which there is continuous pressure on the teeth due to clenching. The gums or gingiva start bleeding because of the force.

Does your tongue feel weird when pregnant? ›

Many expectant women report having a metallic or sour taste in their mouths as one of their pregnancy symptoms. The change in their sense of taste, known as dysgeusia in medical terms, can persist even when they're not eating. Fun!

What is the difference between twin and single pregnancy symptoms? ›

Due to elevated levels of hCG, people carrying multiples may experience more nausea and vomiting than those carrying only one baby, explains Dr. Greves. Hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that's often compared to morning sickness (but is infinitely more severe), is also more likely with a multiple pregnancy.

What causes Hyposmia? ›

Causes of Hyposmia

Infections such as flu or cold. Chronic sinus problems. A head injury. Nasal polyps (small growths in the nose)

What does Cacogeusia mean? ›

cacogeusia (uncountable) (pathology) An experience of a bad taste not due to ingested material.

What does pregnancy mouth taste like? ›

Dysgeusia, or a change in your sense of taste, during pregnancy likely is caused by pregnancy hormones. It may cause you to hate a food that you normally love, or enjoy foods you normally dislike. Sometimes it can cause a sour or metallic taste in your mouth, even if you're not eating anything.

Do you get a weird feeling in your stomach when pregnant? ›

Early pregnancy (first trimester) abdominal symptoms include nausea/morning sickness, cramping, constipation, heartburn, bloating, and gas. Pregnancy begins when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the uterus, and pregnancy symptoms may begin in some people as early as a week after implantation.

Does your stomach feel hard or soft in early pregnancy? ›

How does a pregnant belly feel in early pregnancy? For most of your first trimester, you may not feel much, if any, difference in your belly. It will probably be soft and look a little bigger – similar to when you get bloated during your period or after you've eaten a large meal.

Do you feel wet in early pregnancy? ›

During early pregnancy, changes in cervical mucus can be subtle. There is usually an increase in the amount of cervical discharge. However, the change may be so slight that it may be barely noticeable. Early on in a pregnancy, you may feel more wetness in your underwear than usual.

How soon does your belly get hard when pregnant? ›

After 20 weeks of pregnancy, your body might produce "practice" contractions called Braxton Hicks. They're characterized by a sporadic hardening or tightening of the uterus—and they come more often as the pregnancy progresses.

How can you tell if you are bloated or pregnant? ›

The best way to know for sure whether a person is bloated or pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test and seeing a doctor.


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