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what do stomach acids dissolve

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Pass it: You will probably pass it. If it dissolves then you will not need to worry about it. Don't know if digestive enzymes will work on Saran wrap. Talk to ... Read More
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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Eating Toys: Nope. Not in any way.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Stomach acid/lego: A plastic lego will not usually dissolve in stomach acid. If you swallowed a small lego and it did not choke you, then it probably passed into the st ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
No: If you look in basic chemistry. Acid does not really dissolve aluminum. It should pass undigested through your gastrointestinal tract.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not likely: Gallstones usually are in the gallbladder, and are not exposed to stomach acid. If a gallstone made its way out of the gallbladder and into the intes ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely not: The bag is not that easily digested but a small one may well pass through without causing any obstruction. Need to take him to the ER if he starts vom ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Liquid ok: Since sucralfate also comes in a liquid form,I assume your technique of taking it is effective. Your pharmacist can also advise you about this.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Take it easy: Those capsules will get digested by the stomach acid, as they are not made of steel. You should be alright.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Not sure it's acid: Heartburn is a symptom that develops when stomach contents reflux into esophagus. Acid is a common cause of heartburn, but alkali, bile, regurgitated ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
To break down food: The stomach is an incredible organ who's job it is to break down our food and prepare it for digestion. It does this chemically with enzymes and acid, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Why?: What exactly are you feeling? Heartburn? Acid in the back of your throat? Stomach pain? There are many products that neutralize acid (tums) and pre ... Read More

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