A 25-year-old female asked:
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hi i have negative std check & neg blood work done no hiv but why do i get month to month mouth ulcers? is there a underlying problem? what can i do?

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Dr. Shawn Murray
14 years experience Dentistry
Oral Lesions: There are a number of things that can cause ulcers and/or lesions in the mouth. It's best to go to the dentist to do a thorough evaluation and diagnosis.
Answered on May 22, 2015
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Canker sores, no HIV: By far the most common cause of recurrent mouth ulcers is aphthous stomatitis, the medical name for canker sores. They do not indicate any underlying health problem. I'll bet canker sores are thousands of times more common than oral sores from HIV! And HIV testing always overrules symptoms. See your doctor or dentist if the oral sores continue, but for sure you don't have HIV. Best wishes.
Answered on May 22, 2015
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Mouth ulcerations: See a d mist about your mouth ulcers. The most commonly occurring ulceration are canker sores. They are associated with stress, monthly hormonal changes, trauma, or sensitivity to certain substances. Your dentist can help you. Good luck.
Answered on May 23, 2015
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Canker sores: is the most common oral lesions. Most ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Best of luck.
Answered on May 24, 2015
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