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Doctor insights on: What Do Stomach Acids Dissolve

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I ate Saran wrap, will my stomach acid dissolve it or will I just pass it?

I ate Saran wrap, will my stomach acid dissolve it or will I just pass it?

Pass it: You will probably pass it. If it dissolves then you will not need to worry about it. Don't know if digestive enzymes will work on Saran wrap. Talk to your doctor about why you ate it. ...Read more

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Will stomach acid dissolve a small peice of plastic like lego?

Will stomach acid dissolve a small peice of plastic like lego?

Stomach acid/lego: A plastic lego will not usually dissolve in stomach acid. If you swallowed a small lego and it did not choke you, then it probably passed into the stomach. It most likely will pass through your intestines and appear in your poop. If it does get stuck, you will have problems. Discuss this with your parents. Check your poop. Tell your parents what happened and tell them if you are having pain. ...Read more

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If I swallowed a very small piece of aluminum, can my stomach acid dissolve it?

If I swallowed a very small piece of aluminum, can my stomach acid dissolve it?

No: If you look in basic chemistry. Acid does not really dissolve aluminum. It should pass undigested through your gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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I had gallstone that dissolved with my stomach acid in a few months. Is this right?

I had gallstone that dissolved with my stomach acid in a few months. Is this right?

Not likely: Gallstones usually are in the gallbladder, and are not exposed to stomach acid. If a gallstone made its way out of the gallbladder and into the intestine, and there is no sign of blockage from the stone, it likely passed out of your body through the stool. ...Read more

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Will stomach acid dissolve a plastic ziplock type pouch? He accidentally swallowed the tiny plastic bag of candy that was meant to decorate a cookie.

Will stomach acid dissolve a plastic ziplock type pouch? He accidentally swallowed the tiny plastic bag of candy that was meant to decorate a cookie.

Likely not: The bag is not that easily digested but a small one may well pass through without causing any obstruction. Need to take him to the ER if he starts vomiting and complains of severe abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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How to heal too much acid in stomach?

How to heal too much acid in stomach?

Not sure it's acid: Heartburn is a symptom that develops when stomach contents reflux into esophagus. Acid is a common cause of heartburn, but alkali, bile, regurgitated caustic ingestion, medications, food, pepsin, etc. Are all non-acid substances that can also irritate the esophagus ; cause a "heartburn"-like presentation. Consider also delayed stomach emptying, stomach outlet narrowing, esophageal dysmotilities. ...Read more

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Why causes my stomach to produce so much acid?

Why causes my stomach to produce so much acid?

To break down food: The stomach is an incredible organ who's job it is to break down our food and prepare it for digestion. It does this chemically with enzymes and acid, as well as mechanically by churning the food. While in the stomach, solid food turns to mostly a liquid before its released not the intestines. ...Read more

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What should I do to neutralize the acid stomach?

What should I do to neutralize the acid stomach?

Why?: What exactly are you feeling? Heartburn? Acid in the back of your throat? Stomach pain? There are many products that neutralize acid (tums) and prescription products that decrease acid production. Best to get seen by an md to make sure that acid is indeed the cause of your symptoms. Then you can come up with a plan together. ...Read more

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How to stop acid in your stomach from causing pain?

Trying an antacid: A histamine receptor blocker or proton pump inhibitor which you can obtain by seeing a doctor who will make sure you don't have an ulcer or something concerning. ...Read more

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What protects the stomach from the acid it produces?

What protects the stomach from the acid it produces?

Great question!: The lining of the stomach is protected by mucus secreted by stomach cells that forms a border that protects the stomach from the acid. The mucus contains many factors including buffers to neutralize the acid before it burns the stomach wall. That is the theory behind how Aspirin causes stomach bleeding. It decreases this mucus leaving the stomach unprotected and the acid burns it --> bleeding. ...Read more

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If our stomach is full of acid, why do we need to chew our food?

Several reasons: Chewing helps accomplish several things. One it stimulates the whole digestive process, and "primes the pump" stomach acid wise. It helps optimize surface area for digestive enzymes to work. It helps break up the large pieces, which acid could only do if given much more time. ...Read more

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Can having to much acid in the stomach cause your stomach to growl?

Can having to much acid in the stomach cause your stomach to growl?

Hard to tell: Stomachs can "growl" regardless of the amount of acid in the stomach. If there are new symptoms such as reflux of stomach contents up the esophagus, stomach pains, too much "growling", getting abdominal bloating, changes in stool (too constipated or too loose), one's primary care doctor can evaluate to be sure there is not a medical problem going on. ...Read more

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Why do I feel acid in my stomach? Is there a way to treat it like what?

Acid is supposed: To be in your stomach. That is a normal state of affairs. Not certain what you are feeling but everyone experiences "indigestion" at some point in their lives. Try some liquid antacid, and if it works watch what and when you are eating. If not and it persists call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain if we really have hydrochloric acid in our stomachs?

Can any doc explain if we really have hydrochloric acid in our stomachs?

Yes: Stomach normally produces hydrochloric acid. It is important both for digestion and for killing micro-organisms we ingest with food. ...Read more

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I'm having a deep pain in my stomach, like spasm cause by acids. What can I do?

I'm having a deep pain in my stomach, like spasm cause by acids. What can I do?

See a doctor: Acid pain can have many causes. The onset of sudden heart/burn or reflux could potentially be a sign of a serious medical condition and you should be evalauted by your doctor ...Read more

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Will having a problem with acid in the stomach cause you to possible choke to death?

Not likely: That is not likely. But, if enough came up into your throat it could cause some significant swelling and possibly narrow your airway. Talk to your doctor if you are having heartburn, shortness of breath and indigestion and see if they recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach feel like it's producing too much acid now that I've started working out?

Why does my stomach feel like it's producing too much acid now that I've started working out?

May not B producing-: -more but working out causes abdominal muscle to contract & this can cause reflux of the acidic contents of your stomach to backup into your esophagus. ...Read more

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I have an abdominal wound that will not heal. My dr has surgically removed undissolved dissolve able sutures twice. What's next?

I have an abdominal wound that will not heal. My dr has surgically removed undissolved dissolve able sutures twice. What's next?

Depends: Have they figured out why it won't heal (diabetes, infection, poor circulation, smoking, etc)? Finding and treating root cause most logical step if another condition is reason it won't heal. Hyperbaric chamber treatments to increase oxygen to tissues can help sometimes. Have you been seen by a wound care specialist? Also helpful. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is in stomach acid?

What is in stomach acid?

Stomach acid: Is generally hydrochloric acid with some buffers mixed in. Additionally there is some mucous present as well. ...Read more

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What is the pain in my right side abdomen, feels like a ball of fire, from front to my back, when I bend or sit something fizzles like like acid?

What is the pain in my right side abdomen, feels like a ball of fire, from front to my back, when I bend or sit something fizzles like like acid?

Get evaluated: Your pain sounds serious. If you have fever, vomiting or this pain lasts more than a few hours then get evaluated. You could have appendicitis. There are several other possibilities, kidney stone, hernia, mass but appendicitis needs urgent attention. Okay to call your doc, visit er or minor er. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can stomach acid cause diareha?

Can stomach acid cause diareha?

No: Stomach acid is a normal secretion of the body, which aids in digesting food. It does not cause diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can one lower stomach acid level?

Drugs and antiacids: If you need an acute drop due to symptoms, then antiacids like maalox or Tums (calcium carbonate) can do the job. Proton pump inhibitors, some otc and some on prescription can more chronically lower the acidity. You also can adjust your diet to ingest food that is less likely to cause acidity. ...Read more

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Can cyst cause acid in your stomach?

Can cyst cause acid in your stomach?

Depends on cyst: Hmm...Don't know what cyst you are talking about. In general the stomach does not get cysts. The kidneys and the liver do. I guess if a cyst in these other places are big enough to push on the stomach, it can cause acid by pushing your stomach up. Not sure if this answers your question. Sounds like something that needs to be discussed further. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease stomach acid?

What can I do to decrease stomach acid?

Be healthy: There is little that you can actively do to change the acid production inherently. However, there are things to avoid, such as caffeine, alcohol and heavy meals that include red meats. But diet alone is generally ineffective in treating reflux or ulcers. Medications such as proton pump inhibitors, h2 blockers or sucralfate are standard medical treatments. ...Read more

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How to cope with the disease of stomach acid?

Don't cope: You don't have to cope with it. You should see a doctor and get treated for it. Stomach acid not only irritates the esophagus, it can cause severe damage if it's not treated. Schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Best and worst foods for too much stomach acid?

Best and worst foods for too much stomach acid?

Stomach acids: Worst foods: high fat, chocolate, spicy. Best foods: milk, bland foods. ...Read more