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A 39-year-old female asked:

If painful oral ulceration does not heal after 2-3 weeks it's mean cancer?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: That does not. However, I would recommend that you see your dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Possible: proper oral examination and a biopsy is needed for culture to prescribe the proper Ned's if it's an infection and also for tissue analysis to look foe cancerous activities .
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Evaluation needed: There are,any causes of ulcerations and it will take N evolution by dentist, oral surgeon, or oral medicine specialist to determine the cause. A biopsy may be needed but this does not enough it is cancer. Don't worry. Get the area checked ASAP.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: The ulceration can be caused by systemic abnormalities and also be confused with other pathologic conditions that present as ulcers, it is important to see your dentist if lesions do not resolve within two weeks. Oral cancers are more common in people over 40, particularly men.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Investigate: Most common cause of oral "ulcers" is infection, but there are numerous other causes, including any one of many types of cancers. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon as expeditiously as possible for a differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.

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