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Doctor insights on: Can Chewing Tobacco Stretch Lower Lip

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Will chewing tobacco cause your lip to look like it's uneven while smiling in a picture?

Will chewing tobacco cause your lip to look like it's uneven while smiling in a picture?

Possible: If there is a extensive leukoplakia. In 97% potentially precancerous oral lesions (leukoplakia) caused by chewing tobacco. Unfortunately, many people belief that chewing tobacco it is a 'healthier alternative' to smoking cigarettes. It is a fact that long-term smokeless tobacco use is a risk for oral cancer. Take care. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Starting chewing tobacco pouches 1 month ago. Roughly 2 cans. Have a painful ulcer on my lip. If it heals, should I be concerned?

"If"?: First, don't wait to see if this heals. Have an oral surgeon have a look at this ulcer to elucidate diagnosis. Second, stop the chewing tobacco, as this can cause oral cancers. ...Read more

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I have been chewing tobacco for over 2years, and my mouth in not opening properly, what can I do please assist?

I have been chewing tobacco for over 2years, and my mouth in not opening properly, what can I do please assist?

TMD?: See a dentist for a personal evaluation. It sounds like this is related to your jaw joint and should be evaluated in person. There are many different treatment modalities for patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, if that is what is your specific problem. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

What are the first signs of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

Leukoplakia: The tissues will turn white and have the look of almost being cooked or smoke cured. If this persists over time it causes the cells to mutate trying to repair the constant assault of chemicals, only to fail with over production of cancer cells. Bottom line........Stop. ...Read more

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What to do if I had chewing tobacco in my mouth?

Chewing tobacco: Chewing tobacco is extremely toxic to the body. It is best to spit out as soon as you can. At age 46, this will significantly harm the quality of your life as well as shorten it. Read the warning on chewing tobacco package.....you'll see why you should spit asap. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

How long does it take to get mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

Years: The development of mouth cancer due to tobacco related products takes years and multiple exposures. ...Read more

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From one time of doing chewing tobacco, can I get mouth cancer?

From one time of doing chewing tobacco, can I get mouth cancer?

No: You should be fine. Smoking and chewing are both unhealthy habits that can have horrible consequences so do yourself a favor and don't ever get into the habit. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

Unknown: The risk of mouth cancer is increased with tobacco exposure: smoked or chewed. How long it takes is not easy to answer. The risk does diminish over time with cessation of tobacco exposure. It is recommended that all tobacco exposure be stopped. This sometimes requires professional help and counselling. ...Read more

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How long does it take for mouth cancer to develop from chewing tobacco?

It varies wildly: Chewing tobacco induces cancer by direct contact & by dissolving cancer producing chemicals in the saliva that pools in the floor of the mouth under the tongue. There are high school kids who develop cancer in a few years while others develop more slowly. Chewing tobacco has many other harmful effects of periodontal bone loss, gum infections, increased decay, poor wound healing, nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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I have red spot in my mouth. I use 5 times chewing tobacco and iam afraid if this is cancer?

I have red spot in my mouth. I use 5 times chewing tobacco and iam afraid if this is cancer?

Chewing Tobacco: Strongly implicated as a cause for Oral Cancer. Doubtful it is cancer if you have only dipped 5 times, but quit now. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to evaluate red spots, cause and cure. ...Read more

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I understand that chewing tobacco is a cause of mouth cancer, but can use of methamphetamine also cause cancer in the mouth?

I understand that chewing tobacco is a cause of mouth cancer, but can use of methamphetamine also cause cancer in the mouth?

Short answer is yes.: Any irritant consistently applied to tissue can cause premalignant lesions that can later turn malignant. If you are abusing methamphetamines, then other systemic health problems may also ensue that are just as serious! Please call your physician, dentist or drug help line for help as soon as possible! Don't ruin your life! ...Read more

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Ill effects from swallowing a mouth full from a day old cup of chewing tobacco spit? Was half asleep and accidentally took a drink from the wrong cup.

No more ill effects: Generally than some stomach upset and heartburn. You are actually always swallowing some of this mess. I would hope that this experience would tell you that this is not a habit you want to cultivate, and you quit before you end up with head and neck cancer, heart disease and other complications of chewing tobacco. Your teeth get stained, your breath stinks and it is altogether unattractive. ...Read more

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I have a white little bump on my lower lip. I believe it appeared after biting my lip. I do however also chew tobacco but not near bumps location.

Harmless Mucocele: Usually they're not a problem and will go away on their own. If concerned see your dentist for examination and removal if needed. On a different note, chewing tobacco has associated risks of oral cancers, gum disease, tooth decay and other general health problems. Ask your PCP for help to quit. ...Read more

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This morning, I noticed a few tiny white spots on my upper lip. They don't itch or hurt. I don't smoke or chew tobacco. Could it be fordyce spots?

This morning, I noticed a few tiny white spots on my upper lip. They don't itch or hurt. I don't smoke or chew tobacco. Could it be fordyce spots?

Give details: Are the spots on the vermilion border, the red part of the lip? Do they become visible mostly when you stretch the skin and look very close? Then they are Fordyce spots. ...Read more

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If I chew tobacco once in a while, can I get mouth cancer?

If I chew tobacco once in a while, can I get mouth cancer?

Yes, you can: Even though perhaps you only chew once in a while, unfortunately, yes you can still get a mouth cancer. Obviously the risk will be higher if you also drink alcohol, or have other bad habits. So, stop chewing any tobacco. ...Read more

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How long do you have to chew tobacco before you start to develop mouth cancer?

How long do you have to chew tobacco before you start to develop mouth cancer?

Nobody knows.: Everyone has a certain risk for developing cancer based on their genetics, lifestyle, habits, etc... The more exposure to tobacco you have the more your risk goes up. It's hard to be more specific than that. ...Read more

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Do I tell my dentist that I chew tobacco? I'm concerned that I have mouth cancer.

Do I tell my dentist that I chew tobacco? I'm concerned that I have mouth cancer.

Absolutely: You cannot lie, hide, or cheat cancer. If you are worried, be very truthful and let the testing begin. You need to know what you are up against, and waiting is not a good option. Lastly, but equally as important...Stop chewing tobacco, it is a hard habit to break, understood, but think of the alternative. Best of luck to you, I wish you the best! ...Read more

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I've had lower right pain in my abdomin off and on for several weeks. Last bowel movement looked loose, black fibers almost like chewing tobacco.

I've had lower right pain in my abdomin off and on for several weeks. Last bowel movement looked loose, black fibers almost like chewing tobacco.

Need an exam: I am concerned about the color change of your bowel movement, in association with several weeks of abdominal pain. It is necessary for you to have an abdominal exam plus medical evaluation right away. Lab work and probable CT scan will be ordered.
Please take care of yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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My dad is using snus (also called snuff) its tobacco under the lip. I'm worried that he will develope pancreatic cancer, is this possible to answer?

He should stop: While pancreatic cancer is not commonly caused by snuff, many head and neck cancers are associated with snuff, particularly mouth cancer.
This is a difficult habit to break, but your input, being honest with your father and asking him to quit can be helpful. Not guilt, not nagging, just a heartfelt request to please stop and to get help. I wish you luck with this. This is a difficult situation. ...Read more

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Need to know is tobacco free chewing tobacco safe?

Probably, but??: If it doesn't contain tobacco, it is undoubtedly safer in terms of not producing nicotine addiction and less likelihood of mouth and throat cancer. However, the ingredients in these things are trade secrets, and nobody really knows everything that is in them other than the manufacturer, and they don't have to tell usually. Look for ingredients on label and look each of them up. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to see if something is wrong from using chewing tobacco?

Chewing tobacco.: A dentist can fully examine your mouth to see if there any lesions which might be related to chewing tobacco. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco stunt growth?

Can chewing tobacco stunt growth?

Maybe: A canadian study published online march 17 in the journal, annals of epidemiology, found that teenage boys who smoke are on average 2.54 centimetres shorter than non-smokers. Uncertain regarding chewing tobacco but likely similar risk. There are so many other risks to health from tobacco in any form it is advised to avoid all tobacco. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop chewing tobacco?

What should I do to stop chewing tobacco?

Websites:: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/nicotine-craving/sk00057

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http://www. Nidcr. Nih. Gov/oralhealth/topics/smokelesstobacco/smokelesstobaccoaguideforquitting. Htm. ...Read more

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Is fiberglass placement in chewing tobacco a myth?

Reference to WSJ: Read the article in this weekend's edition of the wall street journal on this subject, . ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to chewing tobacco over cigarettes?

Yes: All forms of tobacco have the potential to cause cellular changes that may become malignant. Not advocating chewing tobacco or smoking cigarettes, but if one has to use tobacco, chewing may be the lesser evil. It is easier to diagnose and treat early signs of damage from chewing tobacco than lung damage. You can also chew in different areas of the mouth to decrease the risks of damage. ...Read more

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What does chewing tobacco do to a baby that is breasted?

What does chewing tobacco do to a baby that is breasted?

Gives them chemicals: Tobacco in any form - cigarettes, smokeless, cigars - brings a long list of chemicals, including several that are carcinogenic. Even if you don't light it up, it gets absorbed in your blood and goes into your brain. See info at http://www. Lung. Org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/whats-in-a-cigarette. Html
baby is more likely to use tobacco when older, even if he says 'won't be like parent'. ...Read more

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Is chewing tobacco particularly bad if you are diabetic?

Yes: Chewing tobacco is always bad. If you are diabetic, you already have a health issue. Healing is compromised, now you add chewing tobacco which causes severe tissue damage and the body's ability to heal is less. ...Read more

Chewing Tobacco (Definition)

Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is ...Read more


Snuff (Definition)

Snuff is chewing tobacco. Although not smoked, chewing tobacco has negative health effects, such as being associated with the ...Read more