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Is it possible that stomach inflammation causes bad breath?

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Dr. Steven Alper
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: Stomach and esophageal inflammation, infection or ulceration can cause bad breath. You should consult a G.I. Specialist and discuss your concerns.
Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry 37 years experience
NO. only sometimes: Humans do not breathe through the stomach, meaning you cannot exhale air from your stomach, the only time stomach inflammation may cause bad breath if you have regurgitation or stomach reflux, when contents of the stomach being regurgitated to your mouth. Also there are cases of halitosis associated with helicobacter pylori.

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