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What might be what looks like ulcers on tongue but actually isn't?

What might be what looks like ulcers on tongue but actually isn't?

Sores on tongue: There are several possibilities for sores on the tongue. The most common are aphthous ulcers, canker sores, or herpes simplex viral infection ( herpetic gingivostomatitis). Other possibilities are lichen planus, oral thrush, HIV infection, cancer. If you have sores that have not healed within 7-10 days, you should have them examined and possibly biopsied as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

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; ...Read more


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Ulcer on tongue lumps ?

Ulcer on tongue lumps
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Get examined: There could be multiple reasons but most ominous one would be cancer.So see your pcp. ...Read more

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How do I prevent this recurring ulcer underneath tongue?

How do I prevent this recurring ulcer underneath tongue?

Recurring ulcer: See a dentist to get it examined and diagnosed. The diagnosis will determine whether it's something that can be prevented, requires treatment, or removal and biopsy. ...Read more

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Mum got a white ulcer under tongue (lateral). she thinks she bit herself. yesterday blood came out of it. now its just white and flat. concerning?

Mum got a white ulcer under tongue (lateral). she thinks she bit herself. yesterday blood came out of it. now its just white and flat. concerning?

Ulcer under tongue: The question is, how long has she had the ulcer. If it is recent, and it is actually an ulcer, it should heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. It she has had the ulcer longer than 10 days, it needs to be examined. It may be something other than an ulcer, and may need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with. ...Read more

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Big ulcer on tongue and skin taken off from constantly rubbing on teeth. How shall I treat?

Big ulcer on tongue and skin taken off from constantly rubbing on teeth. How shall I treat?

The simple solution: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water 2-3 X per day. Apply a topical anesthetic OTC to relieve the pain temporarily and see your dentist for mouth guard fabrication. ...Read more

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Ulcer on tongue. been hurting 4 a month or so. if not cancerous, why is it still there? maybe rubbing molar? its painful and size of bb. im a wreck

Ulcer on tongue.  been hurting 4 a month or so. if not cancerous, why is it still there?  maybe rubbing molar?  its painful and size of bb. im a wreck

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Four months is a long time to put up with a painful ulcer in the mouth. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why i get ulcer on tongue after eating dry fruits?

Why i get ulcer on tongue after eating dry fruits?

Allergy or acidity: It seems likely that you have either an allergy to this fruit or the preservatives or that the acids of the fruit are irritating your toungue. Does the reaction happen immediately or is there a delay? Aphtous ulcers can occur with local irritation from acid or trauma. ...Read more

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I am having ulcers on tongue and inside mouth for past 3 days. I have tried all home remedies. Its painful and difficult to eat and speak.Please suggest?

Home mixture: Try mixing equal parts of liquid Benadryl and Maalox and then swish in your mouth with this mixture and spit it out. It helps coat these type of ulcers and make them less painful. If that not helping, then prescription topical pain meds and/or anti-viral medications may be useful. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more