Mouth ulcers, otherwise called canker sores or aphthous ulcers, are small red, painful open sores that develop in the mouth. They can appear on the mucous membrane of the gums, floor of the mouth, lips, and corner of the mouth. Oral injury, stress, food allergy, vitamin deficiency, braces, and hormonal changes can result in such mouth ulcers.
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Please suggest whether unhealed mouth sore is the first sign of oral cancer.
Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in some tooth on the right side of the jaw. I went to a dentist, and the doctor did an X-ray. The dentist concluded that it is probably due to clenching or grinding of the tooth. He suggested me a mouthguard. I have given impressions for a mouth guard. But still, I have mild ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a well indurated mucosal ulcer. Being oral cancer is unlikely. Please mention about your habits regarding tobacco chewing or any other habit. Generally, oral ulcer takes three... Read Full »
Why am I having mouth ulcers after protected sex?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a protected sex with a sex worker two years back. Tested for almost everything, all are negative. But I am having severe mouth ulcers. Also had neuropathy kind of thing after two months of exposure. Had a DNA PCR test also which was negative. Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry much. I have seen your blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which states that you are negative for HIV, HCV, syphilis, herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases. As you are explaining, you have a recurrent mouth ulcer and ... Read Full »