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Is ice chewing a symptom of anemia?

Is ice chewing a symptom of anemia?

PICA: In medicine we call "pica" to the strong desire to eat or drink very unusual substances or foods. Children and adults with pica may eat: animal feces, clay, dirt, hairballs, ice, paint, sand.This pattern of eating should last 1 mo.In pregnancy, in childhood, and in malnourished populations is more common.It is true that iron or zinc deficiency could be present but could also be psycological. ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

The natural process when an infant's teeth erupt (appear from within the gums). Typically, this begins around six months and can last ...Read more


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Is sleepiness a sign of teething?

Is sleepiness a sign of teething?

Not likely: Parents report many, many different symptoms that they attribute to teething. Studies really don't agree on any specifics related to teething. Sleepiness is usually a symptom of illness. It can be earlier than other more specific symptoms of the illness. ...Read more

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Is constantly craving and chewing ice a sign of anemia?

Is constantly craving and chewing ice a sign of anemia?

Possibly: Doctors use the term "pica" to describe craving and chewing substances that have no nutritional value — such as ice, clay, soil or paper. Craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia, although the reason is unclear. At least one study indicates that ice chewing might increase alertness in people with iron deficiency anemia. Less commonly, other nutritional problems may cause you to crave and chew ice. And in some individuals, pica is a sign of emotional problems, such as stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder or a developmental disorder. A thorough medical evaluation can help determine if pica is due to an underlying medical condition. If the cause of pica is an emotional or developmental issue, cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is excessive burping a symptom of GERD?

Is excessive burping a symptom of GERD?

It can be.: Belching is a rather frequent symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. If you are well treated for your reflux, you may notice that your belching improves. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is ice chewing a indication of anemia? Is ice chewing a side effect of anemia?

Is ice chewing a indication of anemia? Is ice chewing a side effect of anemia?

Hello. : Hello. Pica is when people chew or eat things which aren’t food. For instance, children who chew on or swallow stones. Pagophagia is one type of pica. The person develops cravings to chew on ice. It can occur in people who are very stressed. It has been shown to occur in iron deficiency anemia and it has been suggested that it can also occur with zinc deficiency. ...Read more

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Is a sensitive, sometimes tingling tongue a symptom of cancer of the mouth?

Is a sensitive, sometimes tingling tongue a symptom of cancer of the mouth?

Not normally BUT: Never rule out cancer until you have seen a qualified health care professional to have a differential diagnosis made. Go with a written duration, time of day, diet, medication, family history, tobacco history. ...Read more

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Could heavy consumption of alcohol cause the loss of teeth? Is this a sign of something more severe going on?

Could heavy consumption of alcohol cause the loss of teeth? Is this a sign of something more severe going on?

Long term: I think drinking 1-2 drinks daily is not going to affect your dental problems. Excessive drinking does deplete vitamins and minerals from your body which could lead to bone loss and eventual loss of teeth. ...Read more

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Is drooling one of the signs that a baby is teething?

Is drooling one of the signs that a baby is teething?

Babies drool: It's hard to believe so much fluid can come from the mouths of tiny babes, but teething stimulates drooling, and the waterworks are on for many babies starting from about ten weeks to three or four months of age. ...Read more

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What is the feeling of 'loose/wobbly' teeth a sign of sensitive teeth?

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What is the feeling of 'loose/wobbly' teeth a sign of sensitive teeth?

Gum disease : Loose teeth in the mouth is a sure sign that periodontal disease has been active for a while. If untreated the loose teeth are going to drop out of your mouth one at a time. The good news that that it is possible to stop the bacteria responsible for gum disease and to recover from having loose teeth. See your dentist for exam, x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and a girl. The roof of my mouth is yellow, is this a symptom of sickness?

I'm 16 and a girl. The roof of my mouth is yellow, is this a symptom of sickness?

Needs checked out: Do you have any other discoloration of your skin, or eyes? Have your stools been very light or chalky colored or has your urine been dark? These could be related to jaundice. Excess vitamin a and carotenes can do this too. More likely at your age, a "yellowish" color inside mouth can be pallor related to iron deficiency anemia. Bottom line: you should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

No: No, though people with parkinson's often have fatigue/ daytime sleepiness issues and disrupted sleep that might cause yawning. The tendency for many with patkinson's to let their mouth droop open could conceivably be confused with yawning as well. ...Read more

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Is eating ice a sign of liver problems?

Is eating ice a sign of liver problems?

Eating ice: No eating ice means you have a condition known as pica. Pics can be caused by anemic conditions so see your doctor for blood work ...Read more

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Is having a toothache a symptom of mouth being small?

Is having a toothache a symptom of mouth being small?

No: Generally toothaches are due to tooth decay, it is unusual for mouth size. It could be due to tooth crowding and to be honest the best person to ask is your dentist - medical school provides very little dental training. ...Read more

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Excessive saliva a symptom of hiv?

Excessive saliva a symptom of hiv?

Non-specific: Excess saliva is a non-specific symptom and not diagnostic of any disease, let alone hiv. If you are concerned about HIV your doctor can order a test, on blood, saliva or urine. ...Read more

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Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Polyhydramnios: There are several possible causes for polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid). Many times, drs cannot find a definite reason. When a cause is found, most common are moms with high blood sugar/diabetes, and certain repairable birth defects in baby's digestive tract. Excess fluid can also overstretch the uterus and cause preterm labor. A special detailed ultrasound and close follow-up are recommended. ...Read more