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Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

No: It is usually not possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum. Many stomach ulcers have been shown to be caused by a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Chewing Gum (Definition)

Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more


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Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can i take align with metronizadole?

Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can i take align with metronizadole?

Not necessary: Align is a probiotic supplement for your digestive health. Antibiotic may kill the good bacteria and disrupt the balance of its activities. When using lanap or laser therapy, most of the time the antibiotic is an adjunctive procedure and not required. Discuss with your periodontist about not using antibiotics. Strict follow up, occlusal adjustment, and recall is what brings success to your tx. ...Read more

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Could swallowing some chewing gum cause pains in stomach?

Could swallowing some chewing gum cause pains in stomach?

Maybe: Lack of absorbtion of sorbitol in sugarless gym can sometimes lead to gas, loose stools and abdominal pain. Usually there isn't a problem as the gum will pass harmlessly through the body. However, there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstruction (http://pediatrics.Aappublications.Org/content/102/2/e22.Full). ...Read more

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I suffer from premenstrual symptoms (abdominal cramps, mouth ulcers, painful gums, sore breasts) for 2 weeks in every month. why so prolonged?

I suffer from premenstrual symptoms (abdominal cramps, mouth ulcers, painful gums, sore breasts) for 2 weeks in every month. why so prolonged?

Visit MD: If your body reacts to your female cycle like this every time it probably has to do with the way your body handles hormonal changes they accompany this window of time. Palliative treatment of mouth ulcers with Advil (ibuprofen) and a swizzle rinse with a numbing agent would help you get through mouth soreness. ...Read more

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Getting stomach aches after chewing gum, what is wrong?

Getting stomach aches after chewing gum, what is wrong?

Unappossed acid: Your stomach produces acid when you chew. If you have no food to counter act it you get pain. ...Read more

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I am eating 10 pellets of "wriggleys extra mint" chewing gum everyday. Could that be causing my stomach problems?

I am eating 10 pellets of "wriggleys extra mint" chewing gum everyday. Could that be causing my stomach problems?

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 cases of bezores due to ingesting mass quantities of gum. ...Read more

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My stomach has been feeling weird ever since i swallowed some chewing gum - should I be concerned?

My stomach has been feeling weird ever since i swallowed some chewing gum - should I be concerned?

Chewing gum: Usually there isn't a problem. However, there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstruction.Lack of absorption of sorbitol in sugarless gym can sometimes lead to gas, loose stools and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

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 cases it is best to take with food or an antacid. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more