A 20-year-old female asked:
Can a canker sore be under tongue, off to the side, around red area & be a slightly raised short oval shaped sensitive but not really painful spot ?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdevanswered
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Ulcer: It sounds like an aphthous ulcer, would recommend seeing an ENT or dermatologist. Sometimes these can be due to viruses.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassmananswered
Dentistry 47 years experience
YES: It can be all of the above or it could possibly be something else. If it does not resolve on its own, consider having the sores checked by a dentist or dr.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Ulcer: Location not unusual, but canker sores usually caveated rather than raised. Usually last 10 days - 2 weeks and heal on their own. If clusters appear,may take longer to heal. See your Dentist for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment(laser or palliative) or observation.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2018
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