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does eating chalk cause cancer

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Therapy to quit: It certainly makes sense to quit now that you know of a possible bad risk. That will help if you work w/ a good therapist experienced w/ pica. But the ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: Get your iron and CBC checked. If your iron store are low you may be able to replace the iron by preparing tomato based sauces in an iron skillet (som ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely to : be harmful, as long as no impurities are in the chalk. However, this is a sign of low calcium, possibly. See your doctor for testing and a safer medic ... Read More
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Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Pica is....disorder: Pica is Eating Disorder with eating and craving for Non-Nutritious substances like; chalk, clay, hair, soil ... In pregnancy it could be a sign of som ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: This is called PICA- a form of eating and behavioral disorder. Please seek medical and psychological consultation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Pica: Sign of anemia.
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A 13-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
UNANSWERABLE: I do not believe that the science of eating chalk is included in any medical school curriculum. I cannot imagine though what eating chalk has to do w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You need medical: eval to determine the reason for what is likely Pica. You may have vitamin/mineral/ nutrient deficiency or it could be a mental health issues.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pica: Pica occurs when a person repetitively eats substances which usually provide no nutritional value. Recommend evaluation by your physician as rarely t ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
PICA: Please start with medical evaluation to determine if this is being caused by a nutritional deficiency. If you are medically cleared, the next step wou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Chalk vs Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. Chalk is a form of Calcium Carbonate that is prima ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pica: Even though your Hb is normal, the rapid acute blood loss may be causing your pica
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