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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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?

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.

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Deep red bruise on lingual frenulum from bitewing xrays. Very sore, hurts to eat. Mandibular tori are also sore. Tips for prevention/healing?

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.

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Is there any way of lengthening my frenulum?

Is there any way of lengthening my frenulum?

Tongue or penis?: Frenuloplasty for penis. But are you asking about frenulum on penis or under the tongue?

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What's a good way to defeat soreness?

What's a good way to defeat soreness?

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.

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Soreness after having shigles?

Soreness after having shigles?

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.

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I feel sore when aorund lillies. Wtf is going on?

I feel sore when aorund lillies. Wtf is going on?

Possible allergies: 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.