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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?

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

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Is it normal to get a canker sore on my tongue frenulum? How would I know if it's something more?

Is it normal to get a canker sore on my tongue frenulum? How would I know if it's something 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

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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 ?

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

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My tongue frenulum is red and sore, what are some possible causes?

My tongue frenulum is red and sore, what are some possible causes?

Anatomy?: Sometimes the frenum is just a little too short. The fix for this is a very minor surgical procedure. Sometimes a habit, smoking, diet, etc can cause this. Have a dentist look at it to determine what should be done. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Normal and not: Frenum is a cord of connective tissue that has limited vascularization and therefore normally appears white. Sore gums are not normal, and may indicate progressive gum disease. Please make an appointment for an examination with your Dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 ?

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