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What are aphthous ulcerations?

What are aphthous ulcerations?

Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

Ulceration: An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; skin, mouth, stomach, etc. ...Read more

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How likely is a stage 1b, no ulceration, clear slnb and margns to reccur?

How likely is a stage 1b, no ulceration, clear slnb and margns to reccur?

What?: If you tell us what type of lesion it is to which you are referring it might be possible to answer the question. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and it said findings terminal ileum two small areas of shallow ulceration not otherwise normal just wanted. To know what that?

I had a colonoscopy  and it said  findings  terminal ileum two small areas of shallow ulceration not otherwise normal  just wanted.  To know what that?

Possibly nothing: We sometimes see these. They may be nonspecific and related to preparation artifact. They may also be related to medications you may be taking such as nonsteroidal medications (ibuprofen, naproxen, advil). Inflammatory bowel disease is also a consideration but is less likely based on your description. Make sure to followup with your doctor who did the procedure. ...Read more

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What is a corneal ulceration?

What is a corneal ulceration?

A serious problem: A corneal ulceration refers to the cornea surface (clear tissue in front of pupil) breaking down through inflammation or infection. More common are corneal ulcerations secondary to infections (bacteria, fungus, etc) which are related to contact lenses or trauma. These infections require immediate evaluation with an ophthalmologist for strong topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hello, how can I treat corneal ulceration?

Hello, how can I treat corneal ulceration?

Corneal ulcer: A corneal ulcer is an infection of the clear surface of the eye covering the iris. This can be a significant problem and should be managed closely by an ophthalmologist. Usually an ulcer is treated with aggressive antibiotic drops but you should follow whatever instructions you are given by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How do you stop weeping from a leg ulceration?

How do you stop weeping from a leg ulceration?

Find the cause: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: oral ulceration?

Eroded area in mouth: Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; or other systemic processes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Corneal ulceration?

What is the definition or description of: Corneal ulceration?

Corneal infection: A corneal ulcer is usually a spot of infection on the surface of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye.). Most commonly it occurs as a painful irritation under a contact lens, and the eye will usually be reddened. If this occurs, remove the contact lens and see an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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Are there any preventive measures for livedo reticulariswith ulcerations?

Are there any preventive measures for livedo reticulariswith ulcerations?

No: The ulceration with associated livedo reticularis is generally the result of poor arterial circulation, and this implies that the blockage in the arteries are already present. Seek medical evaluation and treatment for this. Vasculitis can cause similar changes, and do the same for this. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get oral ulceration? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get oral ulceration? Is he right?

Oral ulceration: The most common form of occasional ulceration in the mouth is a canker sore (aphthous ulcer). There is no really good treatment for these (although lots of things have been tried); most people just wait them out for 4-7 days. Unless you have unusually severe symptoms you do not need to be treated. If, however, an ulcer were persistent and chronic rather than occasional, then it should be checked. ...Read more

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Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?

Crohn's disease: An ulcer in the terminal ileum is suggestive of crohn's disease but does not mean you actually have it. You need to see a gastroenterologist and have serologies sent for inflammatory bowel disease. That will determine if you have crohn's. ...Read more

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What does ulceration in vagina mean?

What does ulceration in vagina mean?

Get an exam...: The list of things that cause vaginal ulcers is pretty short. If it is a painful ulcer, the most likely cause is herpes. Syphilis causes a painless ulceration. There are a number of other causes. You could drive yourself crazy wondering about it. The best thing to do is see your Gyn and have it evaluated. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

Does radiotherapy cause skin ulcerations and blistering?

It can: Radiotherapy can cause skin redness, hair loss, and in some situations ulcerations and blistering. These skin changes only occur in the region of the body being treated, and they typically progress during the course of radiotherapy and gradually improve in the weeks after treatment. Depending on the location and type of treatment, these side effects may be unlikely or expected. ...Read more

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What are the effects of GABA on gastroduodenal ulceration?

What are the effects of GABA on gastroduodenal ulceration?

GABA + ulcers = good: I actually looked this up in the british journal of pharmacology (bhargava kp et al. 1985, march). The upshot of this articleis that "gaba in the central nervous system exerts an inhibitory effect on stress-induced ulcerogenesis." that is, it calms you down, and what's eating you mentally (stress effects), stops eating on your gastric lining. There are other citations that support this. ...Read more

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Could I use lotemax (loteprednol) months after an ulceration has healed?

Be careful: the use of steroid eye drops should only be done under very close supervision of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How likely is a stage 1b melanoma, clear slnb and margins, no ulceration to reccur?

How likely is a stage 1b melanoma, clear slnb and margins, no ulceration to reccur?

Low: The risk of recurrence is low, about 5-10%, over 10 years. Although melanoma can recur 10 years later or more, most recur within the first few years. Perform self skin and lymph node exams monthly, and see your surgeon or dermatologist every 6 months for the first 5 years and then yearly. You are also at risk of a 2nd melanoma, so monitor all of your skin. ...Read more

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I didn't understand what is the meaning of ulcerate mole?how does it look like? Thank you a lot

I didn't understand what is the meaning of ulcerate mole?how does it look like?
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Ulcerated: Ulcerated means that there is a sort of crater in the middle of the mole. This warrants further evaluation with biopsy. If you google picture of ulcerated mole you will see ...Read more