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Recurring Canker Sores Do I Need Special Blood Tests
Small, shallow, and painful lesions on the tongue, inner cheek, or at the base of the gums, usually with a white or yellow center surrounded by redness. They may occur spontaneously or after a minor injury such as a cheek bite. They usually heal in one to two weeks, but larger sores may persist for ...Read more
What should I do for painful recurrent aphthous ulcers? Any blood tests or other tests to see what is going on?
Find cause: Some folks "simply get" these. However, if there's several at once, it can warn of a low level of good neutrophil white cells. Other entities to rule in or out based on your history are behcet's, lupus, and crohn's. A variety of remedies, from changing your toothpaste to dissolving a cortisol tablet on the lesion, are all worth trying. The best pain relief is still viscous lidocaine. Good luck. ...Read more
How do you get tested for herpes? I've had several pelvic exams, blood drawn, urine analysis. What else can be done? Idk if its warts i had hpv
History and physical: Urinalysis is worthless as a diagnostic tool, the herpes 2 bloodwork is infamous unreliable, and examination between outbreaks is not helpful. You might have the opportunity to have the suspect lesions seen during a flare -- herpes comes and goes, warts are more likely to remain constant, and there are other lesions that can do either. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read more
Herpes test done. Herpes IgG test results. Hsv1. 5.6. Hsv2 <.90. So do I need to be worried about hsv1? No symptoms ever. Help?
I went t a&e tonight they done blood tests to rule out blood clots etc. Wuld they have checked the bld test fr a stomach ulcer?
Should I take igm & igg blood test for Hsv if exposed to g herpes but no outbreak, have other symptoms, and had mouth cold sores in the past. Advice?
Depends: If the exposure is within a couple of weeks, IgM would be the test to get. On the other hand, there is no harm if getting IgG which would indicate exposure months or years ago. Unfortunately an infected person, even in the absence of symptoms,may infect other people. Until this situation has been settled, insist on condom use. ...Read more
Recurring mouth ulcers ... Antibiotics / antiseptics won't work ... What could it be and what do I do ?
What's the origin?: Depends on the origin of the ulcers...What's causing them? If treatments prescribed by your dentist have been unsuccessful, it may be time to consider a biopsy. Once the cause is determined, you can more effectively treat. If from irritation from a denture/partial, adjust the appliance. If herpetic in origin, antivirals. If apthous ulcers, try to reduce stress. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are there any blood tests to see what causes genital lichen sclerosus? My doc did a biopsy. What do they look for?
No blood test: Lichen sclerosis is a biopsy diagnosis not a blood test diagnosis. Generally the pathologist sees atrophic changes of the skin- there is a thinner epidermis with a thicker collagen area and there may be some inflammation. it is more common post menopausally and may respond to topical estrogens.It is a benign condition. ...Read more
What blood test is needed to test for hiv, herpes, hepitites? I have herpes on the lip but how can I find out for sure i don't have genital?
STD testing: These common infections are easily tested. There are antibody tests for each of these viruses. There are more fancy tests if there is anything acute going on. But you can get tested at any std clinic, any family clinic or even at your obgyn. If you do not have insurance the std clinic may be easier or even planned parenthood can do this testing for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What blood tests do I need to test to see if I have natural killer cells in pregnancy? Have had lupus, acb, ANA c4, c3, aa, fib coag, gap thrombophilia
Regular doctor: Gential herpes can be extremely painful - if you are able to function you don't have to do anything. Your doctor could give anti-viral medication and pain medications if needed to ease your outbreak - but again if you can tolerate the symptoms you can wait and it will usually resolve within 10 to 14 days. If you have frequent outbreaks, suppressive medications could decrease the frequency. ...Read more
Follow up: dr. Raff -- you said that canker sores do not cause genital herpes. Are canker sores herpes simplex 1 just like a cold sore?
Canker sores: Aphthous stomatitis is not due to herpes simplex. Dr. Namey and dr. Perkins have provided excellent advice and would read these carefully. The location of the herpetic lesions (oral v. Genital) no longer is specific for types 1;2. Cold sores may be herpetic, but not canker sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi I have negative std check & neg blood work done no HIV but why do I get month to month mouth ulcers? Is there a underlying problem? What can I do?
When i went to get blood test for stds, there were 3 tubes of my blood taken, they don't need that much blood to test for HIV do they ?
If a patient have never treat h.pylori and the blood test IGG come positive and IGM negative. do they have h.pylori ?
What can I do to help make HPV leave my body sooner (the virus itself)?? Doing regular check-ups & tests. No sex. I need advice not explanation on HPV
Continue follow-up: The best thing to do is keep doing what u are doing which is regular check-ups and follow-up. The body has an immune system which will help you recover -the doctor though needs to monitor your progress. You can help yourself by sleeping well, eating right, avoiding smoking etc -all of that will help your immune system 'do its thing'. There is an HPV vaccine-but u need to talk to your doc about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helooo doctor can you please help me on this i made a blood test for herpes it cames out IgG postive 158 and IgM negative 0.08 do I have herpes?
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