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can chewing gum cause stomach ulcers

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Not really: In theory at least this can be bad, as excess acid secretion in combination with pockets of damage to the stomach lining may lead to an ulcer. N fa ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
34 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: Chewing gum usually stimulates saliva secretion which actually will neutralize acid.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
Bowel obstruction?: I would think the amount of chewing gum you would have to swallow for stomach pain would have to be rather significant. If it persists, see your docto ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Schuh
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Unappossed acid: Your stomach produces acid when you chew. If you have no food to counter act it you get pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know what a: pellet is. If you are chewing it - that isn't likely to cause your GI problem unless you are sensitive to one of the ingredients. There are very rare ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chewing gum: Usually there isn't a problem. However, there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstructi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes you can.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Yes they can: Certain classes of drugs, especially acids can cause erosion of the lining of the mouth as well as the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. In these ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
46 years experience General Surgery
Stress: One of the reason for stomach ulcer is stress. But the stress which increases acid output. I don't think exercise increases the acid output in stomach ... Read More

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