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are canker sores a sign of pregnancy

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
No: Just a sign of being run down. If you thinnk you may be pregnant take an otc test as they are very accurate these days then see your obgyn.
Dr. Alan Zweig
44 years experience Dentistry
No: Missing your period, and having a positive pregnancy test is a pregnancy sign.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
No: Canker sores appear in both males and females and have many causes - one if the most common being stress. Hope this helps.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Just one cause: Aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") are primarily immune in origin, happen in both males and females, and can be caused by stress, medications, genetics, ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Horowitz
27 years experience Dentistry
Yes: In short, a pregnant woman is often immunocompromised in some ways, thereby increasing her risk for apthous ulcers (canker sores) which is caused by a ... Read More
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Dr. William Russ
8 years experience Dentistry
A topical product .: The name is debactrol available only by dental rx.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No, but get tested: If you have any concern, get a HIV nucleic acid test.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See DR: While aphthae are not diagnostic of hiv, it is also common for infected people to have a variety of sores in the mouth.
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure, among others: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. Howeve ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Salt water swish: Early on, you can try a salt water or hydrogen peroxide swish and spit. If the symptoms persist past a few days or recur frequently, see your dentist ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Get it checked: Canker sore typically heal in about 10-14 days and once they form they do not keep growing. If the sore in your mouth is growing, please se a dentist ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Really canker sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stres ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: Canker sores are a type of mouth ulcer. They can be caused from viral infections, a mouth injury, aggresive tooth brushing, biting the cheek or tongu ... Read More
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