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My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?

My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?

Ulcers & night sweat: I assume you mean he has 3 ulcers in his stomach. Peptic ulcers are now known to be caused by a germ called h pylori, which should be treated with at least 2 antibiotics and omeprazole. Night sweats are not usually a symptom of peptic ulcer, but can be a symptom in anyone who is very uncomfortable. Ulcers tend to hurt the most at night because there is nothing to buffer the normal acid. ...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


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What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

Sjogren's is rare...: Usually small ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, are benign symptoms and are similar to canker sores. They can be caused by viruses, eating too many acidic or sugar-rich foods and candies. If the sores are also in vagina or in GI tract, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Any persistent sore in your mouth should be evaluated by dentist or physician! ...Read more

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I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years.Im having outbreak in my vaginal area nasal and mouth now.What could cause this?

I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years.Im having outbreak in my vaginal area nasal and mouth now.What could cause this?

Be seen: Many things can cause ulcers such as infections (herpes/hiv), habits/toxic exposure, and even medications. Once ulcers start to appear i worry about some unusual systemic causes. One rare cause that can cause ulcers in the mucous membranes is behcet's syndrome. The best way to determine what is going on is to have someone do a good history and exam. Good luck! sounds painful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal ulcer?

What are the symptoms of a vaginal ulcer?

Pain: Ulcers in the vagina are most commonly associated with herpes and syphilis. Having said that, if you did have an ulcer, they are most always painful. They often have a pinkish circle of raised tissue and then a yellowish/whitish center, with some discharge or 'weeping' coming from the center. If you have an ulcer, i would get it checked out asap as there are medications you would need to take. ...Read more

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Gyn thinks I have a vaginal ulcer. sent tissue for analysis. what happens next..silver nitrateif tissue ok. The exam really hurt..burned like crazy!

Gyn thinks I have a vaginal ulcer. sent tissue for analysis. what happens next..silver nitrateif tissue ok. The exam really hurt..burned like crazy!

Yes: Silver nitrate is one option if this isn't herpetic or malignant and doesn't heal on it's own. Unfortunately ulcers do really hurt when they are touched. I hope every thing is fine and it heals on its own. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching, burning, vaginal dryness, and even a small ulcer. My husband was unfaithful, so could I have caught something?

I have been experiencing itching, burning, vaginal dryness, and even a small ulcer. My husband was unfaithful, so could I have caught something?

Itching / burning: Itching burning and small ulcer match for a sexually transmitted disease. Vaginal dryness is usually something else. You should probably both be checked for an std. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a week ago. Now i have a vaginal tear isnt tht bad.Also i have some bumps or ulcers.They hurt?

Tender ulcers: if you have tender bumps or ulcers you need to see your GYN of a check to see exactly what this is. ...Read more

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I have used estirol creme.. I have been told today I have a vaginal ulcer. I do not have any sexually transmitted disease. What could this be?

I have used estirol creme.. I have been told today I have a vaginal ulcer. I do not have any sexually transmitted disease. What could this be?

Unsure: An ulcer in the vagina could be caused by a number of things including a bacterial infection, fungal infection, viral infection, cancer, or some type of autoimmune disorder. It may take cultures and / or a biopsy to come to a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more