Chesterland, OH
A 32-year-old male asked:

I developed a 'canker sore' on the back of my throat near my uvula. hsv swab negative. is this normal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Aphthae: Not herpes, no culture needed. See a dermatologist. Various treatments when troublesome. Silver nitrate stick helps some people. Colchicine. Many others. Most need no treatment. If it persists, it is not aphthous lesion and may need biopsy.
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Dr. Michael Dagostino
Dentistry 42 years experience
Impossible to say: The "canker sore" you described, could in fact be a canker sore. If it last longer than 1 week , I would suggest you have it evaluated by a health care professional , preferably a dentist.
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