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Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

Not really: In theory at least this can be bad, as excess acid secretion in combination with pockets of damage to the stomach lining may lead to an ulcer.

N fact as long as the gum is sugar free (and particularly if it contains xylitol) it is actually good for the teeth and can prevent dental cavities.

However some moderation is necessary whichever type of gum he is eating. I'd suggest you limit him to thre. ...Read more

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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Can exercising cause stomach ulcers to worsen?

Can exercising cause stomach ulcers to worsen?

Stress: One of the reason for stomach ulcer is stress. But the stress which increases acid output. I don't think exercise increases the acid output in stomach. ...Read more

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I have stomach ulcers and i want to know more about it. What are the causes and symptoms?

No single cause: Infection with a type of bacteria called helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori)
use of painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), such as aspirin, Naproxen Ibuprofen and many others available by prescription. Rarely excess acid production from gastrinomas, tumors of the acid producing cells of the stomach. ...Read more

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Will spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers?

Will spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers?

Stress - yes: Stress can cause stomach ulcers by increasing the acid production in the stomach. ...Read more

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Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause stomach ulcers?

Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause stomach ulcers?

Chronic pancreatitis: Interesting question. Chronic pancreatitis per se does not cause gastric ulcers, but the level of physiologic stress caused by the disease can certainly be a causative factor. Judging by your history of chronic pancreatitis, abdominal pain and diarrhea you should be on some form of gastric acid blocker such as Omeprazole and also pancreatic enzyme supplements. ...Read more

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Can prolonged over consumption of wine cause stomach ulcers?

Can prolonged over consumption of wine cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: As well as a variety of other adverse and interrelated general medical/psychological conditions. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause stomach bleeding? Will it heal on it's own?

Can an ulcer cause stomach bleeding? Will it heal on it's own?

Yes; depends on caus: A stomach ulcer can cause bleeding, especially if the stomach acid eats a hole near to any of the myriad of arteries & veins in the stomach. To determine whether or not an ulcer will heal, u have to know the cause, ur overall health, & any treatments that u've tried - so it is not an easy Q to answer. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more info. Mainstay of treatment is an acid-blocking medicine PPI ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers cause excessive belching? Do ulcers heal on their own?

Do stomach ulcers cause excessive belching? Do ulcers heal on their own?

??: Belching can be associated with ulcers, as can pain, heartburn, epigastric pain, black stools, bloody emesis/vomit, burning in the chest. Ulcers will heal if you avoid the things that cause them - alcohol, NSAIDS like aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, (naproxen) ... and take acid reducing medications. Most ulcers will heal with medical therapy. Very few ulcers require surgery... ...Read more

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Is it true that eating lemons can cause stomach ulcers and/or stomach irration?

Ulcer: Ulcers no
Irritation yes because lemon is a citrus fruit and any citrus fruit may cause acid reflux. ...Read more

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If you have an ulcer of hernia in your stomach would that cause you to gain weight?

If you have an ulcer of hernia in your stomach would that cause you to gain weight?

No: If you have ulcers in your stomach due to a hiatal hernia, you may need to have it surgically repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon experienced in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. ...Read more

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I am pretty sure that I have an ulcer in my stomach. Can the ulcer cause back pain in the upper right side?

I am pretty sure that I have an ulcer in my stomach. Can the ulcer cause back pain in the upper right side?

UNUSUAL: It is vry unusul to get pain in rt upper side in the back
I wll suggest you get it checked as these are not symptoms of Ulcer in stomach ...Read more

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Hello i have been expieriencing bad stomach burning thats constant. Found ulcers. Do these typically cause constant stomach burning?

Hello i have been expieriencing bad stomach burning thats constant. Found ulcers. Do these typically cause constant stomach burning?

Yes: The ulcers were seen on endoscopic GI exam? Yes, these typically cause persistent stomach pain. Discuss with the physician that performed the procedure so that you can learn what the findings mean and how to take care of yourself. Kudos for taking charge of your health! ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Pain yes,gas no: The gas you produce is a combination of swallowed air and gas arising from the action of gut germs on undigested food. Beans as an example have fucose,a sugar humans don't metabolize, but germs do. Eat a lot, and germ action makes you gassy. Ulcers are just holes in the upper layers of the tissue lining the inside of the gut. ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach ulcer?

Can  stress cause stomach ulcer?

Stress affects GI: Functioning, including stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, increase or decrease in appetite, etc., and it certainly seems to contribute to ulcer activity in many people. But an australian physician discovered in 1982 that the bacterium helicobacter pylori plays a major role in stomach and duodenal ulcers. Manage stress and check with a physician about an antibiotic for stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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What causes laryngopharyngeal? Can it be from ulcer or stomach cancer?

Laryngoesoph reflux?: Its just a type of reflux where the valve at the top of the stomach fails and you regurgitate all the way up-- easy/common when laying down at night. Not helped by antacid medications, but hard to diagnose and overdiagnosed by some ents when they see red vocal cords. ...Read more

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Can lorazepam cause stomach ulcers?

No, it cannot: This medicine does not cause stomach ulcers. Bacterial infection and medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen are more likely to cause injuries that look like ulcers. ...Read more

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Can percocets cause stomach ulcers?

NO: Percocet is oxycodone (an opioid) combined in a fixed dose with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). Neither irritates the gastric mucosa and therefore will not contribute to ulcers or gastritis. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to liver damage. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...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