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I have swollen gums (bleeding), sore throat, canker sore under my tongue, in gums (group of multiple sores), in my cheeks and also in my lips.

I have swollen gums (bleeding), sore throat, canker sore under my tongue, in gums (group of multiple sores), in my cheeks and also in my lips.

2 separate problems: 1. Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease and need to see a dentist. 2. Canker sore, nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


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Why is my canker sore bleeding?

Why is my canker sore bleeding?

Raw tissue: The tissue (mucosa) is very irritated and thin which causes bleeding. ...Read more

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My canker sore is bleeding? I get canker sores all the time but they've never bled.

My canker sore is bleeding? 
I get canker sores all the time but they've never bled.

Canker sore bleeding: Canker sores normally don't bleed. If it is a canker sore, it will heal on its own. However, it may not be a canker sore. If it does not heal in 7-10 days, or if a bleeding sore re-occurs, you need to have it examined by a dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I kissed may be hiv positive man who is having high viral load.. i also had canker sore on lips however it was not bleeding.how much risk is involved?

I kissed may be hiv positive man who is having high viral load.. i also had canker sore on lips however it was not bleeding.how much risk is involved?

HIV and saliva risk : HIV is thought not to be transmitted by saliva . If your friend had bleeding, his blood could pose a risk, but your canker sores would not be expected to pick up the virus from his saliva alone . https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/how-you-get-hiv-aids/ Here's a reference on how you can and cannot get HIV. If you're healthy, make sure your partners are too !! Take care !! Get tested ...Read more

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Can a canker sore bleed?

Can a canker sore bleed?

Canker sore: A canker sore is a white ulcerated area in your mouth. If it is traumatized by eating something hard then bleeding may occur from the trauma. A canker sore by itself will not bleed. If there is bleeding or ot does not heal within 10 days see a doctor and get it checked ...Read more

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Is a canker sore supposed to bleed?

Is a canker sore supposed to bleed?

It can: If it is very large, then bleeding may occur. There are many mouth ulcers called canker sores , so a professional diagnosis is important to rule out even cancer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a canker sore bleed?

Please tell me, could a canker sore bleed?

Usually not: Canker sores do not usually bleed. They tend to be fairly painful especially when exposed to spicy and/or acidic foods and usually heal on their own within 10-14 days. Any oral lesion present for longer than 14 days needs to be evaluated by a dentist and/or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is canker sore suppose to bleed?

Hoping you can tell me, is canker sore suppose to bleed?

Canker sores: Canker sores, which are small ulcers (aphthous ulcers) usually occur inside the mouth on the tongue, cheeks and the inside of the lips. Canker sores usually do not bleed. If the sore is outside of the mouth, it may be a cold sore, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus. These are painful, fluid filled sores which may bleed. Have the sore evaluated by your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more


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Bleeding (Definition)

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