Mouth sores

on 4/1/11 3:18 pm - Beech Creek, KY

Has anyone experienced mouth sores due to malabsorption??? I have several and was curious as to why I had them and how to treat them so I went to a medical site and one of the causes of the sores was listed as malabsorption.I just wondered if anyone experienced this as a warning for problems about to arrise.Should I be concerned or am I being too precautious? These sores hurt badly and its hard to eat anything.I know my labs in Dec were acceptable but calcium and iron levels were borderline low. Any advice appreciated.


on 4/1/11 3:44 pm - OH
We actually want our calcium level on the low side.  I can explain why if you wanna know.

What was your vitamin A?  Vitamin D?

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on 4/1/11 8:21 pm
 Have you been on any antibiotics?  If so you could have a yeast infection in your mouth.  Thrush is what it is called in babies and is the same thing in adults.  

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on 4/1/11 10:22 pm - Marysville, WA
Canker sores?
So many things can cause those things. From what I've read even low iron levels can cause them. Stress can cause them!

If you are in pain, you should be concerned. Especially if you are having a hard time eating. I bet your nutritionist would have some great ideas for you! :)
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Carla M.
on 4/2/11 12:27 am
RNY on 02/21/11 with
I know this sounds like a long shot, but try upping or taking extra magnesium. I have had this problem my entire life and have to CONSTANTLY take magnesium. My sister and my mother just started having some issues with sores in their mouths and asked me what to do. I told them to take Magnesium and see if that helps. Amazingly enough, it worked for both of them. It can also be an allergy related symptom as well. It truly is allergy season and that can also cause mouth sores. You can also try seeing an allergist.
on 4/3/11 5:07 am - CA
I have experienced mouth sores as well and was told that it is a symptom of malnutrition. What helped ease the pain until they went away was this mouth moisturizer made by Kimberly-Clark. I don't know about you but my mouth had tiny bumps as well as my tongue. Not sure what vitamin I was lacking.
on 10/25/11 12:45 pm - MS
My daughter rhuemotoid doctor said lack of folic acid my daughter has mitochondrial disorder she is 11. I take it when my mouth get sore it works