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Causes of cold sores on gums and cheeks post sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello
User :   i have a few questions about possibilities of STD or other illnesses that i may have contracted
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User :  
ok, i had oral sex with a female and shortly after had very flu like symtoms, i went to the ER and was diagnosed with strep throat and a sinus infection, two mouth ulcers cropped up as well, one on each side of my mouth, i then had what looked to be a "cold sore" in the back of my throat causing minor pain a week or two later,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long u have this cold sore
User :   it went away in a week
Doctor :   ok
User :   i still have the two chankers
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where are they located
User :   on my cheeks at the top between my gums and the cheeks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what would u like to know about cold sore
Doctor :   now
User :   i would like to know what possible diseases or illnesses that all my symtoms may represent
Doctor :   certain strains of the herpes virus cause cold sores
Doctor :   Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores
Doctor :   or also due to trauma
Doctor :   or allergy
User :   aren't they usually on the outside of the mouth if they are herpes?
User :   and i havent had any since then, i do still have canker sores though
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if u have it on lip
Doctor :   it can be due to herpes
Doctor :   or lack of vitamin b12
User :   i dont and have any cold sores on my lips its been 5 months, so is it possible if i had no real outbreaks?
Doctor :   Two common mouth ulcer types are aphthous ulcers (canker sores) and cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus)
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   yes
Doctor :   oral ulcers are diverse, with a multitude of associated causes including: physical or chemical trauma, infection from microorganisms or viruses, medical conditions or medications, cancerous and sometimes nonspecific processes
Doctor :   Factors that appear to provoke mouth ulcers include stress, fatigue, illness, injury from accidental biting, hormonal changes, menstruation, sudden weight loss, food allergies and deficiencies in vitamin B12, iron and folic acid.
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   yes
User :  
then, may syphilis be a possibility? could the large amount of bacterial transmission have caused my initial "flu like" symptoms and the persistent canker sores? I believe it may be an STD and would like to know the chances of such
Doctor :   if it is due tostd
Doctor :   std
Doctor :   it can be due to herpes
Doctor :   mostly
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything els eu want to know about
User :   so if i have had no signs of herpes on my lips than is it possible that i have herpes in my mouth instead?
User :   or is that very unlikely
Doctor :   yes it can
Doctor :   herpes is on the causes of cold sore
Doctor :   in mouth
User :   and what can cause the canker sores to persist, because my doctor said that they are canker sores, not cold sores, can herpes be keeping these there?
Doctor :   get a biopsy and blood tests
Doctor :   only then we can know the exact cause
User :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   have a nice day
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