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What is Mouth ulcer?

A mouth ulcer (also termed an oral ulcer, or a mucosal ulcer) is an ulcer that occurs on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Mouth ulcers are very common, occurring in association with many diseases and by many different mechanisms, but usually there is no serious underlying cause.

The two most common causes of oral ulceration are local trauma (e.g. rubbing from a sharp edge on a filling) and aphthous stomatitis ("canker sores"), a condition characterized by recurrent formation of oral ulcers for largely unknown reasons. Mouth ulcers often cause pain and discomfort, and may alter the person's choice of food while healing occurs (e.g. avoiding acidic or spicy foods and beverages).

They may form singly or multiple ulcers may appear at the same time (a "crop" of ulcers). Once formed, the ulcer may be maintained by inflammation and/or secondary infection. Rarely, a mouth ulcer that does not heal for many weeks may be a sign of oral cancer.

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hi i have a pea sized lump on the back of my neck also been suffering with mouth ulcers on roof of my mouth but they have gone now feeling giddy all the time with a wierd aching feeling from neck back of head and around ear i also keeping hearing and feeling a running fluid sensation at back of neck can you please help oh feeling tired all of the time too thankyou kerry
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1.The history suggest most possible cause could be lymph nodal enlargement.
2.Lymph nodes get enlarged due to presence of any infection or inflammation it can be localised or systemic.
3.So treat the cause like you are saying mouth ulcers and so - they might go on...
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my mom is suffering from mouth ulcer since 3 months...she's under medications since then but none of them is working out... she's 45 yrs old.. she takes injection for that every alternate days but not got good results.. could you plz suggest a good doctor at bangalore or refer some tests?
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The ulcers inthe mouth could be because of recurrent aphthous stomatitis or recurrent herpetic ulcers that occurs most often secondary to stress.
Consult a oral physician and get it ruled out.
If it is aphthous ulcer you can take topical...
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sir i have blood stool .. problem since 15 days ago small amount of blood is excreted along with feces... and i also have the mouth ulcer since 10 days ago what is my problem please explain about my condition... but beyond that every thing is normal in my body i dont have any pain also
You are having bleeding piles
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my mom is suffering from mouth ulcer since 3 months...she's under medications since then but none of them is working out... she's 45 yrs old.. she takes injection for that every alternate days but not got good results.. could you plz suggest a good doctor at bangalore or refer some tests?
Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern..

As per your complain it seems that you are suffering from Apthous ulcers and the common causes of it can be deficiency of iron and vitamin B12, stress, acid reflux, excess intake of sour foods,...
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plz help me i get mouth ulcers every month i cant eat or drink. right now i hav 3. plzzz help. my lower canine tooth is causing trauma where i get a large ulcer every now n then. is there any other treatment than using braces? and wat r the consequences of this traumatic ulcer
thanks for your query, i have gone through your query, the ulcer could be a reccurent traumatic ulcer or aphthous ulcer. if canine is troubling then get it corrected by orthodontic treatment of if the tooth is sharp then get it rounded off. you can use topical anesthetic or analgesics like anabel...
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Hi, I am a PV patient and on wysolone and azoram from past 7 months. started wysolone from 80 Mg in sept 2011 ans today i am on 10 mg dose..azoran is 100 mg from day 1 till date. my query is now that i almost thought i am over this concern , i got a mouth ulcer again , just like i had in initial days ( i was tested positive for desmoglien 3 and had only mouth ulcers ) the ulcer has come one in my left cheek and one on my gums ...why has it happened , what does this mean? will i be put back again on high dose of wysolone....? i am a female age 35.
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The recurrent mouth ulcers that you are having are likely to be due to prolonged steroid therapy that you are taking for PV. Decreasing the steroid doses will help.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,...
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Hi,m suffering from mouth ulcer problems since 2 3 yrs,i also have hypothroidism since since 2 yrs,but aftr certain test and medication my doctor has advised to stop the medication and do timely test for the same,plz advise how to get rid of mouth ulcer problem
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Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern.

As per your complain and presentation of symptoms hormonal imbalance is a common factor that causes recurring mouth ulcers while there are few other common reasons like Nutritional deficiency of...
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Hi, I have mouth ulcers all around my outer gums. I was in the ER for 5 days and the day before the ER, half an hour after a very stressful visit with someone, 5 ulcers erupted on my tongue. They do run in the family. I have a diagnosis of severe gastritis. They did a push enterescopy. I don't have the biopsy results back. There is no history of stomach or abdominal problems or cancer in my family. Are the mouth ulcers and epigastric pain connected? I read that they may be for Crohn's disease but not gastritis. I've had the mouth ulcers (that have spread from my tounge to my gums for over a week.
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Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern..

As per your complain there is a possibility that severe gastritis is also leading to acid reflux in case if you also have symptoms of heartburn,irritation in throat and sour and acidic taste in...
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