U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Sri Lanka
A 20-year-old male asked:

i regularly get mouth ulcers and already have aroind three of them. what could be the reason? syphilis? cancer or just normal ulcers? scared!

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Aphthous ulcers: The painful white ones in the mouth rather than on the lips are usually harmless. I trust you do not have lupus, Behcet's, or a low neutrophil count and are otherwise well. These are not cancer and are not syphilis.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Provided original answer
"Aphthous ulcer" is of course the fancy name for the familiar "canker sores".
Aug 17, 2016
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Canker sores: The most common mouth ulcers inside your mouth are canker sores. They can be quite painful but usually heal within 2 weeks. The chance of cancer at your age in minimal. See a dentist to find out exactly what is cause ping these ulcer. Canker sores can be related to trauma, stress, sensitivity to certain foods or additives in toothpaste, vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune problems and other things.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 years experience
See below: The most obvious would be apthous ulcers, which can be caused by stress. Have your dentist do a clinical examination and if this is the case, laser therapy may be able to lessen the duration. If you feel this is not the case, contact your MD for a complete workup.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

KS
A 19-year-old female asked:

I was trimming my pubs with a sciossors & I accidentally cut my lip on the left sid. The skin is hanging of, it a smal cut & it was bleeding a litle but it stopped. Can I put vaseline? Will it heal with it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Pressure on wound: Put a small bandaid on it and if is still bleeding in the morning then see your doctor.If it is bleeding a lot then go to the er to get it to stop.Cover it with pressure and keep pressure for at least 20 minutes then keep bandaid and slowly remove it gently more pressure should get the bleeding to stop. It will heal but get it checked.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel nose pain from adenoid removal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Many people feel soreness in the back of their nose for a few days after adenoids ae removed.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is best treatment for an eye infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Hygiene, antibiotics: Depends upon the type of organism. If bacterial there are effective antibiotics. If viral hygiene is most important. If herpes, there is a good antiviral. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate your eye and sort this out.
A 21-year-old female asked:

My daughter has these bumps that looks like ant bites on her face arms and legs its about 20-30 of them. What its this its been there for a week now?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Insect bites: It could be any insect bite. See the doctor if it does not clear up in few days. If it is itchy you can try Hydrocortisone cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth.
Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

I am 38 f obese with fatty liver. I have lost 42 lbs since march . My hair is falling out. Could this be a sign of cirrhosis?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably not: Cirrhosis is not usually associated with hair loss.Any time there is a rapid reduction in weight or any kind of illness then we can see hair loss increase for several months. This type of hair loss comes back so not to worry. Good luck on your weight loss.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.