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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. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...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: Canker sores are also known as aphthous ulcers or aphthous stomatitis. They are small ulcer craters in the lining of the mouth that are frequently painful and sensitive. If rubbed they can bleed so they will heal in about two weeks, try not to touch them or scratch them. ...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?

It needs a doctors e: A doctor's examination is needed as a canker sore is different things to different folks. Only a physician can help you sort it out as bleeding is unusual for a canker sore. ...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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Why would my gum bleed or feel like I have a canker sore right after eating acidic fruit?

Why would my gum bleed or feel like I have a canker sore right after eating acidic fruit?

Periodontal disease: Your gums may be sensitive to the fruit acids especially if you have periodontitis, the disease that affects the tissues surrounding the tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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