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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can chronic stress and anxiety cause mouth ulcers and stomach growling or it is related to some other health issues like a bacterial or viral infection?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Canker sores in the mouth are not uncommon and many people who get them do attribute the combination of stress and fatigue for their development of these sores. Gastric issues like indigestion, inflammation, peptic ulcers as well as irritable bowel flare ups can be provoked by stress and anxiety.

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