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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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Can someone pass herpes by sharing food? Her mouth is covered with some ulcer and her boss has herpes

Can someone pass herpes by sharing food? Her mouth is covered with some ulcer and her boss has herpes

Yes, but: In general only if utensils or glasses are shared, or you have contact with oral secretions of the infected person. At a traditional meal where everyone has their own plates and utensils and the serving dishes are not eaten out of directly, there is essentially no risk. ...Read more

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Is an ulcer in their mouth oral herpes?

Is an ulcer in their mouth oral herpes?

Oral lesions: There can be many different causes of an oral ulcer, other than herpes. A doctor can distinguish the different causes of an oral ulcer with proper evaluation. All the best! ...Read more

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Hi how can you distinguish between mouth herpes and apthous ulcers? Confused about it

Hi how can you distinguish between mouth herpes and apthous ulcers? Confused about it

Can be difficult: Aphthous ulcers begin as ulcers and have less of an erythematous ring than do herpes which begin as blisters then ulcerate. ...Read more

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Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Perhaps: Some mouth ulcers are the result of a herpes virus, while others are not. Mouth ulcers that recur in the same spot many times are often due to the herpes virus. ...Read more

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Could I have genial herpes from mouth ulcers?

Could I have genial herpes from mouth ulcers?

Waht?: Can you get gential herpes through a mouth ulcer? Or is a mouth ulcer caused by gential herpes? If you already have gential herpes, on the gentials, the mouth ulcers are not casued by gential herpes. If you have not had gential herpes no ulcer is required to get them. Simply mucosal membrane to same contact - anywhere. Most people infected do not exhibit symptoms and are only contagious when have. ...Read more

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I have a ulcers in my lower lip of my mouth, does that means I have herpes?

I have a ulcers in my lower lip of my mouth, does that means I have herpes?

Not necessarily: If the ulcers are on the "in" side of your lip and not on the out side of the lip, then you may have a common canker sore or aphthous ulcer. These can happen if you accidentally bite your lip and some viruses can cause this also. If you want to rule out herpes, see your doctor to test for it. ...Read more

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I've got mouth ulcers after kissing my boyfriend. What does herpes feel like?

I've got mouth ulcers after kissing my boyfriend. What does herpes feel like?

Might be: Tender shallow ulcers which may or may not be accompanied by fever, malaise, may occur with primary herpetic outbreaks. These will generally last 7-10 days and resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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Ulcers on roof of mouth? Antiviral for 6 months no relief! If not herpes what could it be?

Ulcers on roof of mouth? Antiviral for 6 months no relief! If not herpes what could it be?

Biopsy: I definitely agree that it needs to be re-evaluated. My rule of thumb is that an ulcer that does not resolve in 2weeks needs to be biopsied. There are several types of cancer that can show up on the roof of the mouth, so this needs to be addressed asap. I see that you are relatively close to my office mid you like, we can get you in before the weekend for the procedure. ...Read more

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Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

Not always: Oral herpes is one of many causes of oral ulcers. For some ulcers, we cannot find a cause. It is impossible to diagnose the cause of the ulcers without a good clinical examination. ...Read more

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Can you have herpes inside the mouth? I have a painful ulcer on the right side inner cheek. I've had canker sores This ulcer is smaller n more painful

Can you have herpes inside the mouth? I have a painful ulcer on the right side inner cheek. I've had canker sores This ulcer is smaller n more painful

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring mouth ulcers, and I had mono before, could I have hiv? Or herpes

I have reoccurring mouth ulcers, and I had mono before, could I have hiv? Or herpes

Possible: The reoccurring mouth ulcer usually is the sign of interference of the body immune system. Same as mono, whether it is caused by virus or immune suppression from other reason. ...Read more

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When are mouth ulcers considered as herpes? I have a huge ulcer on my bottom lip. Can it be caused by stress?

When are mouth ulcers considered as herpes? I have a huge ulcer on my bottom lip. Can it be caused by stress?

Yes/No: Oral herpes is caused by hsv (virus). Once you are infected, the virus stays in your nervous system and affect your body at times of stress. Without the hsv, stress only will not cause cold sores. Ulcers by herpes (hsv) are called cold sores, and share recognizable characteristics in their size, locations, etc. Culture or blood test can be done to confirm this viral infection. ...Read more

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I've got ulcers on the inside of my bottom lip. I kissed a girl a few days ago open mouth. Is there a large chance I've got herpes? I'm only 15 : (

I've got ulcers on the inside of my bottom lip. I kissed a girl a few days ago open mouth. Is there a large chance I've got herpes? I'm only 15 : (

Not likely: Most likely it was a passionate kiss between 2 novices with minor injury to the lip squashed against teeth. Most people your age already have herpes type 1. When it appears it is on the outside. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

Yes, its possible.: You can get genital herpes from oral sex if the mouth ulcers are herpetic. It is not always easy to tell if mouth lesions are herpetic. Many recurring mouth ulcers come from a herpes virus.
Oral sex when mouth lesions are present should be avoided. ...Read more

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Have an ulcer on the upper inner lip of mouth, doctor believes a herpes virus, this makes me feel dirty, have had no sexual contact for over 3 years?

Have an ulcer on the upper inner lip of mouth, doctor believes a herpes virus, this makes me feel dirty, have had no sexual contact for over 3 years?

No worries: Even the cleanest people in the world get Herpes type 1 on the lips. Many kids have it, too. It's part of mankind (and womankind). No worries. ...Read more

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Never had a cold sore. Get ulcers inside mucous membrane mouth nasal vag. Only. Was diagnosed with herpes. How? Neg. Herpes tests. Help!

Never had a cold sore. Get ulcers inside mucous membrane mouth nasal vag. Only. Was diagnosed with herpes. How? Neg. Herpes tests. Help!

Other causes: A much rarer cause for sores in your mucous membranes is behcets disease - worth discussing with your primary care doc.
You can't tell a patient they have herpes if the test is negative.

Check with your pcp and your obgyn

good luck. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more