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Can Chewing Tobacco Stretch Lower Lip
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 (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
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
Any: Any amount exposes you to the risk. ...Read more
Absolutely: It is a well known risk factor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reference to WSJ: Read the article in this weekend's edition of the wall street journal on this subject, . ...Read more
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
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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