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are mouth ulcers a symptom of pregnency?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : Although i'm not an ob/gyn doctor, to the best of my knowledge, mouth ulcers are not a symptom of pregnancy. Mouth ulcers if recurrent, severe or chronic may be a sign of an underlying autoimmune disorder.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Not directly: Indirectly, pregnancy can be stressful. And stress can cause mouth ulcers. Hormonal changes may play a roll.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Ulcers: There are different types of ulcers that occur in the mouth. In order to answer your question properly and accurately, we would need to know what type of ulcers you have. There are traumatic ulcers, aphthous ulcers, etc. In general there is not relationship between pregnancy and "ulcers". There is a link between stress and aphthous ulcers. See dds for diagnosis.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not typically: This would be a very unusual symptom of pregnancy. You should call your doctor and be evaluated for other possible causes.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No.
Answered on Apr 1, 2015

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