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It looks like I have a canker sore on my frenulum (or at least I think that's what it's called), the strip right under my tongue. Is this possible?
Yes: It's possible and very painful. Canker sores go away within 7-10 days. There are no very effective treatments that I've come across (and I've tried them all on myself and my patients!). It's worth trying anbesol or other treatments to see if they might help you but don't be surprised if they don't. The sores will go away on their own. ...Read more
Time: If the problem persists for more than 10 days or gets worse, see your doctor or dentist about it. Canker sores usually resolve in 10 days or less. ...Read more
I had unprotected vaginal sex with a female the next morning noticed a sore on my penis frenulum that also was leaking then felt flu symptoms?
STD is possible...: ...for any new genital sore and very likely for urethral discharge (if that's what you mean by "leaking"). But no STD can cause symptoms so soon after exposure; if an STD is the cause (herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis), you had it before this exposure. However, you exposed her, so you both need to be examined and tested ASAP, as do any other recent sex partners. ...Read more
I have pain under my tongue the right side of the frenulum not the tongue itself but part underneath. It regularly pains if I press it and feels sore?
My frenulum tore during sex a few months ago and is still quite sore. I went to a urologist who recommended a circumcision. Is that too much for this?
Too much: All you need is is a frenulotomy or frenuloplasty which is a simple procedure which can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Good formula is:- apply of 4% Lidocaine cream, 30 minutes later inject a little novocaine, which will be painless. Then incise frenulum transversely ; suture it vertically. Takes care of problem ; preserves foreskin ; all without pain. ...Read more
Hi. Last year I was a little rough when having sex. And I thing I've injured my foreskin and frenulum. It's been a year and still I'm sore. Any help?
Balanitis: It may be that your foreskin is just too tight; but it could also be balanitis, a skin condition affecting the head of the penis. This is not necessarily a sexually transmitted disease. It may be due to a fungal, bacterial, or yeast infection. Wash the area right after sexual activity with a mild soap and apply a moisturizing cream. If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
The frenulum of my tongue is white (almost looks like a white rope) and sore when I stretch it. My gums have also been sore recently. What could it be?
I had oral sex 2 days ago. A small ulcer has appeared on my frenulum and is white in colour. It is only sore if I move my tongue in a direction. Male?
Trauma? Herpes??: You mean the frenulum of your tongue and the oral sex was your mouth and partner's genitals, right? (There is also a frenulum of the penis.) If the ulcer is where the frenulum was possibly injured or stretched, that's the bet bet. Conceivably it could be the first symptom of a new herpes infection, but 2 days is a bit too soon. But be on the alert for enlargement or new ulcers in next few days. ...Read more
I've got a white spot on the frenulum of my tongue. It looks like a cancer sore but not for sure. There also appears to be like a small sac type thing hanging off each side. Worried?
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
White spot on the frenulum of my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but not for sure. Also like a small flap type thing on each each side?
Need exam: The visual description is not sufficient to diagnose. Particularly if it's been there for more than a few days, I would suggest you have your dentist or primary care doctor have a look. ...Read more
Hi andy, I have sore pain under my tongue where ducts of submandibular gland intersect with frenulum. I have this on rightside frenulum intersection.
Oral surgeon: There is usually a cause for oral pain. See oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more
I have a painful swollen mass on my lingual frenulum. Its not an open sore like a canker sore and looks more like a cystic pimple.?
Deep red bruise on lingual frenulum from bitewing xrays. Very sore, hurts to eat. Mandibular tori are also sore. Tips for prevention/healing?
A few tips..: For healing, avoid additional trauma... should heal on its own in a day or two. Regarding prevention, discuss your history with the dentist and/or assistant before additional radiographs are taken. Although your problem does not occur very often, it is understood that your dentist is attempting to provide you with a thorough exam. These things do happen from time to time. ...Read more
I woke you this morning with a sore throat and a bump on my lingual frenulum. What is the bump and does it usually accompany a sore throat?
Viral: Common to spread up down and all around in that moist warm full of food bits environment. ...Read more
Had unprotected vaginal sex the next morning noticed a sore that was leaking the sore was on my penis frenulum then I became sick with flu like sympto?
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Short rest: Soreness is the body's response to physical activity which it is not accustomed too. It generally disappears over time, with a short period of resting the involved muscle. If its severe, low dose anti inflammatory meds and icing can help. If part of an exercise regimen, resume the activity in a few days, so u can continue to strengthen the muscle and prevent soreness in the future. ...Read more
Need meds.: Post-herpetic neuralgia (phn) is the $3 phrase for residual pain after rash from shingles resolves. Unfortunately, this may last for days to months. It is best managed with medications for chronic pain (gabapentin as one example), prescribed by your doctor. Topical nonsteroidals (like "aspercreme") or pain-distracting (like "zostrix") may help, if appropriate for your case. ...Read more
Environmental/pollens allergies often show as runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes, rashes, headaches, and some do feel achy. It is not too common having just achiness and not much else--as u did not mention such. But my guess is that your body is not in agreement with the scent of lillies- my advice would be to keep a good distance. Please refrain from use of foul language.
Good luck. ...Read more
Cold sores: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more
It can appear so..: Small cold sores often appear with just slightly yellowish fluid (plasma-like) but larger ones can look like puss-filled lesion. The body white blood cells attack the virus, cause inflammation, fluid accumulation and thus appears as puss. These often resolves spontaneously. If it becomes larger and large with more redness/pain, it could secondary infection/boil. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Cold sore is caused by virus called Herpes simplex. Most common way to catch it through kiss. It can present as tingling followed by blister formation which can last for few days. It is very infectious. Usually blister leads to scab which disappears over few weeks but virus can lay dormant in nerve and can get activated at later stage.
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Sore throat: Swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. Avoid cigarette smoke. ...Read more
Shoe cushions and..: You possibly have heel spur or plantar fasciitis--inflammation near heel area (see pic). This can be quite painful especially first getting out of bed in the morning. I suggest doing some heel stretching, use motrin/aleve, and arch-support cushions in all of your shoes. If these measures don't help, consult doc--rarely a stress fracture can cause misery as well. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more