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Genital aphthous ulcers

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
In a way: Aphthous ulcers occur in the mouth by definition, but similar genital ulcers are possible. They should be examined and considered in connection with ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Not aphthous ulcers: Aphthous ulcers are generally painful ulcers that occur in the mouth. Typically called 'canker sore', they are recurrent. Since aphthous means ulcer ... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Colon aphthous ulcer: Sorry for confusion, but gastroenterologists commonly use the term "aphthous ulcers" to describe small ulcerations in the colon & small intestine. Whe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Ulcers in bowel: The ulcers associated with ulcerative colitis are located in the colon, whereas ulcers in crohn's disease may be found anywhere in the gut from the mo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
See GYN: This needs to be examined by your GYN and are not aphthous ulcers. If you have joint swelling and pain also, consult a rheumatologist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
Experiment and relax: If you have found that a combination of particular medications produce relief, and you can't reduce the stress, keep going with what works. You migh... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Canker sore.: An aphthous ulcer is also known as a canker sore, often a painful circular lesion inside the mouth. It does not have one specific cause, but it can be... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Prevent trigger: See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion. Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Could be both.: Herpes simplex of the mouth is a common cause of painful, recurrent ulcerations, caused by the virus, that stays indolent in the mouths/lips, and then... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Canker sores: Apthous ulcers affect the loose mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity (cheeks, lips, tongue, etc). They appear as a circular white ulcer with a red hal... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Yes: Both canker sores and aphthous ulcers are two names for the same lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth. Unlike cold sores which are c... Read More

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