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Is mouth sores a side effect of ibs?

Is mouth sores a side effect of ibs?

Cause same: The cause for inflammation of gut mucosa affects mucosal tissue in and around mouth - usually a sign of depleted b vitamins esp riboflavin which is needed to repair mucosa. Pellagra b3 deficiency can co-exsist. To heal use b vit + glutamine to calm inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more


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My mom is undergoing chemotherapy. Currently she has serious mouth sores due to side effect, can't even drink properly. How to reduce this side effect?

My mom is undergoing chemotherapy. Currently she has serious mouth sores due to side effect, can't even drink properly. How to reduce this side effect?

Mouth sores: Getting mouth sores during chemotherapy is not an uncommon responce. It is not only a painful situation during a stressful time but can affect your general health and healing capacity. Difficulty eating and drinking can weaken your mother. I would suggest you talk to your md or dentist for a numbing rinse. Food may not taste good but nourishing. A rinse with benedryl, xylocaine (lidocaine) and kaopectate. ...Read more

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How to reduce mouth sores (side effect from chemotherapy)? Wish to have solution urgently... :'( thanks...

How to reduce mouth sores (side effect from chemotherapy)? Wish to have solution urgently... :'( thanks...

Keep it clean: Normally they should heal by themselfs if you brush teeth, tongue, and floss, there is other aids to help faster healing is to use a mild antiseptic mouthwash like biotene or chlorheksedien mouth rinses. ...Read more

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What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, ibs, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, pcos

What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, ibs, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, pcos

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and i keep tasting something metallic and bitter what can that be?

I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and i keep tasting something metallic and bitter what can that be?

Infection or Leak: If you don't have anything in your mouth, tasting anything different is abnormal. Please see your dentist asap. Simple x-ray exam will likely reveal the reason for the bad taste in your mouth. You may be tasting pus, which is a result of infection in the gum or bone or tooth. You may also have a tooth with decay under leaky filling. Treatment is simpler if you see a doctor sooner: call a dentist! ...Read more

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I suffer from mouth sores very frequently. At the moment I have sores on the inner side of lips and on inner side of teeth?

I suffer from mouth sores very frequently. At the moment I have sores on the inner side of lips and on inner side of teeth?

Oral ulcers: Small painful ulcers inside the mouth often are aphthous stomatitis (canker sores) or herpes, but there is a long list of conditions that have oral ulcers. Some of these conditions have both oral ulcers and genital ulcers. This needs a workup including herpes cultures, levels of iron, vitamins particular b6 and b12, folic acid, and a thorough history and physical exam to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and i keep tasting something metallic and bitter can you please explain these symptoms?

I have 2 mouth sores on the right side of my mouth and i keep tasting something metallic and bitter can you please explain these symptoms?

Metallic ; Bitter: Gum disease, hormonal changes, blood or discharge from the sores, your medications, not drinking enough water, nasal discharge... The list continues, but not all may be your answer. To find the true cause, please see a dentist, or doctor, or both. Metallic, bitter tastes may be temporary ; insignificant, or they may indicate the beginning of something serious in the mouth or body. Best examined! ...Read more

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I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything i can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

I have mono, I have mouth sores in the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue, is there anything i can do to make it heal quicker?, water even hurts.

Non-prescription aid: If you are suffering from mono, your immune system is severely compromised. There are a host of bacterial or more likely, fungal infections potentially causing your mouth problems. See your dentist, who can prescribe an appropriate medication for the oral symptoms. You can also try an over-the-counter product, zilactin to ease your symptoms. Apply with a q-tip to the affected areas. ...Read more

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Top cancer dr wants to start 87 yr dad on 5-FU for 6 months b/c he says there are no side effects other than possible mouth sores & peeling skin. True?

Top cancer dr wants to start 87 yr dad on 5-FU for 6 months b/c he says there are no side effects other than possible mouth sores & peeling skin. True?

Benefits VS risks: If your dad is very healthy 87 why not , should not deprive cancer treatments due age alone. If your dad is mentally incompetent , fragile , then family ( health proxy ) should decide with the advise from medical team. End stage of journey in this world , it is quality of life , not quantity is important , will make your decisions very simple. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

I am experiencing mouth sores, painful cracks at the corners of mouth, painful swollen joints (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, rest) (side...

Beh├žet's disease: It could be Behcet's. This is an autoimmune process that causes mucosal lesions and muscle/joint pain. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation or referral to Rheumatology. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast.hurts to breathe or lift arm. ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?

I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast.hurts to breathe or lift arm. ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?

Chest pain: The mouth ulcers and the chest pain may be related. Viral process associated with a pleurisy. However the new onset of chest pain associated with pain to your breast and hurting to breath warrants getting checked. ...Read more

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I Developed mouth sores last week and now the right side of my throat is sore. There is also pain under the right side of my jaw. Lump with white spot?

I Developed mouth sores last week and now the right side of my throat is sore. There is also pain under the right side of my jaw. Lump with white spot?

Examination: Any and all white (or red) mouth lesions require investigation. The source of your sores, lumps, & white spots has to be determined in order to arrive at the appropriate treatment. Please call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best relief or any way to heal mouth sores?

Please help! what is the best relief or any way to heal mouth sores?

Mouth sores: Depends on the cause. If you are asking about the garden variety cold sore then try a rinse made of 50% water and 50% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse 3x/day. Should resolve the pain and the sore in a few days. If some other cause see your md. ...Read more

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What can vause repeat of mouth sores for years every couple of weeks?

What can vause repeat of mouth sores for years every couple of weeks?

Lots of things: Stress, medications, hormones, (menses/menopause) auto-immune inflammatory conditions, allergies, nerves, chronic and/or acute illness, weather, immune imbalances, bacteria, viruses, yeast infections, parasites, trauma, fever, cancer, cysts, and probably a bunch more i can't think of off the top of my head--anybody help? See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Painless mouth sores?

What is the definition or description of: Painless mouth sores?

Herpes Simplex: Good day; Cold sores cause millimeter, fluid-filled lesions also known as fever blisters to occur periodically. In youngsters they may be caused by stress; in adults they may be passed from person to person by kissing or sex. Cold Sore triggers include stress, fatigue, cold weather, dental trauma and weakened immune condition. Medications improve comfort but don't cure cold sores. ...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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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more