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I am getting aphthous ulcers after almost quiting smoking. What should I do?

I am getting aphthous ulcers after almost quiting smoking. What should I do?

Quit entirely.: There are so many changes going on within the cells that are exposed to smoking that it is often hard to predict what is causing what, or if there is only a temporal relationship, and not a causative association. Quit smoking entirely. And use whatever help or means you can to accomplish it. The most important step, and the one that will probably making quitting successful is the decision to quit. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Aphthous Ulcers (Definition)

Apthous ulcers affect the loose mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity (cheeks, lips, tongue, etc). They appear as a circular white ulcer with a red halo around the edges. The cause is unknown, but thought to be viral. The most common type, apthous minor, lasts about 10-14 days, are painful for the first 7-10 days, and heal on their own. There is also apthous ...Read more


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I am always getting ulcers in my mouth. How do I stop this?

I am always getting ulcers in my mouth. How do I stop this?

Mouth ulcers : I recommend seeing your physician and obtaining basic blood testing. Mouth ulcera can be as simple as a vitamin/mineral deficiency and as complicated as a chronic disease. ...Read more

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I get mouth ulcers alot. My family doctor don't know why any ideas? I am 26 i used to use dip tobacco but quit two years ago

I get mouth ulcers alot. My family doctor don't know why any ideas? I am 26 i used to use dip tobacco but quit two years ago

Many causes: It could be many things..... You need a complete evaluation. See an oral surgeon who can work you up and suggest causes/treatment. Suggested reading: http://www.Healthline.Com/symptom/mouth-ulcers. ...Read more

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Hi mam i have spoting from 8 days n m 6 weeks pregnant . How to stop this spotting m feelinf very scared what should i do o dont have any pain ?

Hi mam i have spoting from 8 days n m 6 weeks pregnant . How to stop this spotting m feelinf very scared what should i do o dont have any pain ?

Should not: Bleeding during pregnancy may be common but it is not normal and should always be evaluated by your doctor. It is important for your doctor to verify that you have a live pregnancy located inside the uterus. ...Read more

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I abruptly ended venlafaxine, im fine - i now see what I have to do with cigarettes, what do I do once i get pleurisy after quitting? Drink water?

I abruptly ended venlafaxine, im fine - i now see what I have to do with cigarettes, what do I do once i get pleurisy after quitting? Drink water?

Pleurisy?: What makes you think you'll get pleurisy as a result of stopping smoking? Your lungs will actually function better when you're not inhaling smoke into them. Good luck to you with that -- your doctor can also help support your efforts. Hoping the condition for which Effexor (venlafaxine) was prescribed is stable also, and that you're working with your doctor on that as well. ...Read more

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I am 40, I been smoking for over 20 years, if I quit now, will I get any side effects?

I am 40, I been smoking for over 20 years, if I quit now, will I get any side effects?

Yes, mild & worth it: Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. You will have temporary withdrawal symptoms, after which the main side effect will be some coughing as your lung starts to clear out the toxins that have been deposited. But you will feel better in many ways! see www.Everydayhealth.Com/smoking-cessation/immediate-and-long-term-benefits.Aspx , http://whyquit.Com/ & http://smokefree.Gov/. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am 14weeks pregnant but I am ulcer patient and now anytime I eat food if hot or cold I vomit it out again.what can I do.

Hello doctor, I am 14weeks pregnant but I am ulcer patient and now anytime I eat food if hot or cold I vomit it out again.what can I do.

You need: to discuss this with BOTH your general Health Care Provider and your OB-GYN. Most simple antacids can be taken safely in early pregnancy but you must get advice about which to choose! Good luck! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pains after quitting smoking!?

What do you advise if I have chest pains after quitting smoking!?

ChstPain/smokingquit: More info is needed. How long after quitting smoking? How severe and how long is the pain? Is there heaviness in the chest? Is there shortness of breath? Are you more anxious? There are more questions needing answers. You need to check with your doctor as to possible other cases. ...Read more

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I had a Gastric bypass about 9years ago and now im poting on wight how do i stop this from happening?

I had a Gastric bypass about 9years ago and now im poting on wight how do i stop this from happening?

Weight : Please have your doctor refer you to a nurse who will carefully help you overcome your weight gain. Things won't happen overnight but you will feel great after a week or two. Your weight loss will take a bit longer to get where you want to be but you will feel great when you follow all the advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no disease and I am not diabetic but after smoking my throat dry up and i feel to smoke more.Why?

What to do if I have no disease and I am not diabetic but after smoking my throat dry up and i feel to smoke more.Why?

Vicious cycle: Smoking itself dries the throat and air passages. You need to stop smoking if you want to get better. A dry throat or mouth is the least of the serious effects of smoking-multiple kinds of cancer, emphysema, heart disease and many other conditions. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my peptic ulcer getting worse if I am taking ranitidine for it? And will my ulcer heal?

Should I be worried about my peptic ulcer getting worse if I am taking ranitidine for it? And will my ulcer heal?

Peptic ulcer: If you have been diagnosed as having a peptic ulcer, you should take your ranitidine as directed by your doctor to help it heal. If you are taking ranitidine on your own for a presumed peptic ulcer, instead, though, you should see your doctor if you do not achieve symptom relief within 2 to 3 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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How bad is swallowing weed smoke ? I've been smoking wrong for a few months I'm quitting but I devolped acid reflux am I going to die?

How bad is swallowing weed smoke ? I've been smoking wrong for a few months I'm quitting but I devolped acid reflux am I going to die?

There are: no known long term bad effects from "swallowing" Cannabis or for that matter eating it but it sound like you need to see and have a frank discussion with you rPrimary Care Provider about your acid reflux and your ANXIETY...which I think may be a lot more significant than your smoking habits! Hope this helps! "A Word to the Wise"!!!!! ...Read more

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I am smoking since 6 months I am afraid of its ill effects. What can happen to me and how can I quit smoking today. I smoke 3 filtered cigarrettes pd?

I am smoking since 6 months I am afraid of its ill effects. What can happen to me and how can I quit smoking today. I smoke 3 filtered cigarrettes pd?

Smoking: Quit while your ahead, future-ruin lung linings leading emphysema chronic bronchitis and remodeling of lungs leading chronic obstructive lung disease, emphysema high risk cancer. The co-2 from cigs reduce blood oxygen affect arteries (bad) and heart disease as result. ...Read more

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I am diabetic type 1, if i smoke hookah every 2 months will i have any complications?

I am diabetic type 1, if i smoke hookah every 2 months will i have any complications?

No crystal balls: here! However, breathing any unnatural vapors/ substances into lungs puts one's respiratory health at increased risk. Why take the chance? ...Read more

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Why am I getting wheezy after eating ? this started 6 days ago I do have gerd.. I'm not aspirating anything. Does gerd ruin your lungs?!?

Why am I getting wheezy after eating ? this started 6 days ago I do have gerd.. I'm not aspirating anything. Does gerd ruin your lungs?!?

No : GERD does not have any effect on your lungs. Perhaps you might have silent aspiration that you are not aware of. You should see a doctor if you are wheezing!! ...Read more

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Why am i getting heart burn after i quit smoking?

Why am i getting heart burn after i quit smoking?

Not related: Actually nicotine is a known factor for worsening heart burn so if you're getting it after quitting, you were going to be getting it now anyway, smoking or not. ...Read more

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I stopped taking nsaids a yr ago but my stomach is still always upset. No matter what or when i eat. I think I have dyspepsia. How do I treat it?

I stopped taking nsaids a yr ago but my stomach is still always upset. No matter what or when i eat. I think I have dyspepsia. How do I treat it?

Know the cause first: It is best to talk to your doctor and know the cause. Gallbladder disease, and h. Pylori can cause these problems and symptomatology and the latter can cause persistent gastritis and ulcers. So it is best to have it diagnosed and the proper medicine can be given after, some of which can even be over the counter now. ...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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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