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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What causes black ulcers on and under tongue?

What causes black ulcers on and under
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Get it checked out!: Black ulcers on and under ones tongues are suspicious and need to be evaluated by a physician. They may need to be biopsied/ sample taken to make sure they are not cancerous and determine a cause. There are benign ulcers but these are red based ulcers, painful and called canker sores. There are benign black tongue changes, called black hairy tongue, but this only occurs on the top of ones tongue. ...Read more

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40 years female, known diabetic, complaints of black discoloration patches over the tongue and buccal mucosa with oral ulcer. What is the diagnosis?

40 years female, known diabetic, complaints of black discoloration patches over the tongue and buccal mucosa with oral ulcer. What is the diagnosis?

Needs evaluation: New onset lesions and discoloration need proper professional evaluation. Most often are benign changes related to systemic causes but only a full medical and dental evaluation can determine the etiology. A biopsy is also often necessary to make a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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My symptoms are fuzzy feeling in the head, black outs, memory loss and feeling tired. I am 30 years old with mild sleep apnea, bipolar& gastric ulcers?

My symptoms are fuzzy feeling in the head, black outs, memory loss and feeling tired. I am 30 years old with mild sleep apnea, bipolar& gastric ulcers?

Treat osa first: Do the simplest thing first. Get an oral appliance (from a dentist familiar with sleep apnea) to treat the sleep apnea. The memory loss and feeling tired may be related to this. Some of the other symptoms may fade, as well. If not, they will probably be easier to diagnose then. ...Read more

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Why do ulcers occur in the mouth?

Why do ulcers occur in the mouth?

Many reasons: Inflammation of the oral cavity can lead to ulcers. One of the most common irritants is acid. Coffee, tea, citrus can lead to an acidic state in the mouth which can lead to breakdown of tissue and ulceration. Even some toothpastes can cause irritation. There are also some systemic diseases which have oral ulcers as part of the symptom complex. Sometimes a biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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How are ulcers in the mouth cured?

How are ulcers in the mouth cured?

TIME: An apthous ulcer{canker sore}is a virus that lasts about 10 days.No cure but otc. Gels - bakeing soda or hydrogen peroxide rinses help.Less stress is also helpful. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure ulcer in mouth?

What can be done to cure ulcer in mouth?

Type of ulcer: Really depends on the type of ulcer. Traumatic, vital or bacterial. The most common is an aphthous ulcer. It usually disappears in 7-10 days and can be painful depending on the location. Topical numbing agents or a laser treatment by your dentist can help treat the pain or shorten their duration. ...Read more

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What are some causes of frequent ulcers? Mouth

What are some causes of frequent ulcers? Mouth

Apthous ulcers: Apthous ulcers (or canker sores) are commonly triggered by high acid foods and mouth irritantants, but sometimes they seem to happen for no reason at all. Their cause is not well understood. Cortisone pastes and creams designed to cling to the inside of the mouth can help them heal faster. These ulcers are thought to be a type of abnormal immune reaction. If they occur frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of ulcers in the mouth?

What could be the cause of ulcers in the mouth?

Various: There are various possibilities but the most common would be a virus. It would be a virus that activates under times of stress or with various food triggers such as nuts and oatmeal (most commonly). Talking with your doctor or dentist would be a good idea. There are other possible causes that could be more serious especially if you're a smoker. ...Read more

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Hello! i've got ulcers in the mouth.. Please help?

Hello! i've got ulcers in the mouth.. Please help?

Further follow up: You need to have this evaluated by a dentist or oral surgeon to see where the lesions are in the mouth. Depending on what is seen along with a history, a definative diagnosis can be obtained. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a mouth injury with no ulcers?

Is it possible to have a mouth injury with no ulcers?

Yes: You can have a hematoma in the form of a swelling without any break in the mucous mrmbrane. ...Read more

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Hello dr, please suggest medication for ulcer in mouth?

Hello dr, please suggest medication for ulcer in mouth?

Oral ulcers: Mucosal ulcerations in the mouth could be from vitamin deficiency, autoimmune problems or recurrent irritation form dental fixtures. Take b complex vitamin and eat healthy, if happens repeatedly have yourself examined to make sure it is not an expression of systemic diseases. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a terrible ulcer on inside of mouth?

How can I best take care of a terrible ulcer on inside of mouth?

Depends upon type: There are many different types of ulcers that can occur in the mouth and the treatment is dependent upon the specific type you have, along with the cause. See your dentist for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Had protected sex few weeks ago. Been getting ulcers in mouth... worried..

Had protected sex few weeks ago. Been getting ulcers in mouth... worried..

If you also had: ...oral sex, you might have a Herpes infection. Herpes Type I usually causes cold sores and Herpes Type 2 usually causes genital Herpes. However, either one can cause sores in either location. Recurrent or multiple ulcers in the mouth should be checked out by a physician regardless of the cause. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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If I have a ulcer in mouth and share a cigarette what is it that I'm spreading?

A virus: Ulcers in the mouth can be cuased by virus. Specifically herpes simplex virus, and varicella virus as well as the coxsacki virus. However, the most common cause of mouth ulcers is the apthous (canker sore) ulcer whose parthenogenesis is not completely understood but is not contagious. Any of the virus above can be transmitted via saliva that would be found on a cigarette. ...Read more

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What are the effective ways to take care of ulcer in the mouth and make them disappear for good?

What are the effective ways to take care of ulcer in the mouth and make them disappear for good?

See below: There are a variety of causes for ulcerations in th emoth and there is no maigc cure. At your age perhaps the most common is herpes and in that case an antival medication may slow down its occurence. ...Read more

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For the last 10 days I have had a mouth full of painful ulcers - what could be causing them? Should i see a dr?

See details: There are numerous conditions that may be associated with multiple oral ulcers. Some are local conditions and others are systemic. See a doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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I've ulcer problem in mouth from last some years. I've used all type of medicines but still couldn't cured the problem?

I've ulcer problem in mouth from last some years. I've used all type of medicines but still couldn't cured the problem?

Get it looked at: You are 22 and male. If you have had mouth ulcers and they have been bothering you for a while then get them looked at. Mouth ulcers on the lips can be herpes. These you want to treat to prevent ulceration and gancyclovir can work. Ulcers inside your mouth could be associated with celiac disease. Lastly some people get stress ulcers. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more